Doug Pederson, on Tuesday afternoon, said that Carson Wentz’s injury which was reported as a lower-body injury is “nothing major”. Doug Pederson said Carson Wentz will be ready to start week one vs the Washington Football Team.
“Obviously what Carson is working through right now is nothing major,” Pederson said. “It’s minor, it’s day-to-day. This is actually a good time for this week to rest. As you guys know, if we played a game on Thursday, a preseason game, he wouldn’t play this week anyway. We’ll hold him back.”
“This is really a good time for him to really rest and for the majority of our starters to rest and prepare themselves for next week. I have no issues with where Carson is and where he’s headed. He’ll be ready to go.”
To go along with Carson sitting out of practice, Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor is sitting out of practice with a shoulder injury, he is week to week. At practice, he was not wearing a sling and was moving his arms freely. This is a good sign!
Another issue facing the team right now is the offensive line situation. There were reports earlier in the week that Jason Peters was asking for more money to move from RG back to LT. This is what Doug Pederson said on Jason Peters:
“I don’t understand where some of these reports come from. Jason Peters is comfortable at right guard. He’s playing at a high level. We have some options at left tackle.”
It looks like Matt Pryor will play left tackle and Jason Peters will not move from right guard. Doug says Matt Pryor will settle at left tackle.
The Eagles are twelve days away from the first game of the season in Washington. There are a lot of fans concerned with this team’s ability to stay healthy. At this point, we will just have to wait and see what happens. Doug Pederson expects his starters to be ready for first game which means Miles Sanders, Lane Johnson, Javon Hargrave, Derek Barnett will be set to go. That is great news!