Eagles QB Carson Wentz said Monday that his "goal is to be ready Week 1" as he recovers from last December's torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. "Rehab has been great," he added. "It's quite the process. So far everything is going well." Even without setbacks, Wentz is right up against it with the 2018 campaign kicking off just about 9 months after his injury. He won't do much in training camp, is unlikely to get any preseason reps and shouldn't be considered a lock to be out there for the opener. Wentz is coming off the board as QB5 in the middle of the 8th round in recent best-ball drafts.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) has been cleared for 11-on-11 work, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Wentz was participating in full-team stuff very early in training camp but had been limited to individual and 7-on-7 drills over the past couple of weeks. How that knee responds over the next week or so will go a long way toward determining whether Wentz will be under center for the season opener against Atlanta. He remains overvalued in fantasy drafts at his 7th-round ADP.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) admitted that "it's going to be close" for him being ready for the season opener. We've heard HC Doug Pederson and the Philly media stop short of guaranteeing that Wentz will be out there for Week 1, but this is the first time we've heard it from Wentz himself. "I obviously would love to be out there. That’s been my goal all offseason ever since the injury," he said in a Tuesday radio appearance. "It’s going to be close. It’s going to be close. I’m still eyeing that date. At the end of the day, it’s not just my decision. There’s coaches and doctors that really have the final say. I really like where I’m at and time will tell here." Wentz has been held out of full-team work since late July as he continues to work back from his torn ACL and LCL. We'll continue to monitor his progress but are staying away from him at his 7th-round ADP.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) took part in full-team work early in training camp, but he’s been limited to individual and 7-on-7 drills since July 28. HC Doug Pederson said he's simply being cautious with Wentz after seeing what he wanted to see in that full-squad work. We’ve heard no reports of a setback with that injured left knee. In fact, most reports on Wentz’s camp performance have been glowing. But being limited with the season just a month away obviously isn’t ideal. “It can be a challenge, without a doubt,” Wentz admitted. “But that’s the challenge I have right now.” He remains a risky pick at his 8th-round ADP.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) avoided the PUP list to open training camp. He "won’t be full speed and won’t do team drills" early on, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. But staying off the PUP is another sign that Wentz is on track for the season opener. He's still QB7 in ADP but is lasting until the 9th round of 12-team drafts. If healthy, Wentz could certainly pay off that price tag.
Eagles HC Doug Pederson refused to guarantee that QB Carson Wentz (knee) will be ready for Week 1 when asked over the weekend. "I can’t say. I don’t know now," he said. "I can tell you it’s not going to be a Doug Pederson decision. It will be a doctors’ decision. Carson will have to be 100 percent before he takes the field. I am going to rely totally on my medical staff.” Wentz will be a little less than 9 months removed from his torn ACL and LCL when the Eagles open the season against the Falcons on September 6. His rehab has seemingly gone smoothly so far -- he threw at May OTAs and in June minicamp -- but he still has hurdles to clear. Wentz remains a risk/reward pick at his 8th-round ADP.
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