By Harry Allison
Now that the Eagles have all reported to training camp at NovaCare on Pattison Avenue in South Philly, they are preparing for today’s first practice.
And all the world is breathless to see what rehabbing quarterback Carson Wentz does.
Will he be placed on the PUP list — unable to perform because of his rehabbing knee?
Not a chance!
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Eagles plan for Wentz to participate in individual and 7 on 7 drills. The Eagles will “monitor his progress” and later determine with the medical staff when it’s “appropriate” to do full team work.
Mortensen later tweeted “that’s been the case for awhile and nothing has changed,” though he did mention there are other players who might be placed on the PUP list.
At the end of minicamp Eagles coach Doug Pederson said “I’m sure he’s going to be eager and in his mind possibly ready to go. But again, I want to make sure that he’s 100 percent. Bottom line … I just don’t want to risk anything further.”
Other Eagles might be preseasons PUPs:
Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, receiver Alshon Jeffery and safety Chris Maragos, all recovering from various surgeries. None participated in minicamp or OTAs.
Some others who were still recovering from injuries in the spring included defensive end Brandon Graham, linebacker Jordan Hicks, undrafted rookie Josh Adams and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds.