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Eagles QB Carson Wentz sharing first-team reps with Nick Foles

Carson Wentz, Nick Foles

It seems that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is getting closer and closer to a return to action. In the latest update about the status of the signal-caller, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson noted that Wentz is already doing team drills and sharing playing time with Nick Foles alongside the team’s starters, per Tim McManus of ESPN.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is back participating in team drills and split first-team reps with Nick Foles on Sunday, according to coach Doug Pederson.

Carson Wentz is still in the middle of his recovery process following a devastating left knee injury last season, when he blew out both his ACL and LCL. Prior to a time-share on first-team reps with Nick Foles, Wentz was doing 7-on-7 drills over the past couple of weeks.

The Eagles have not penciled in their starter for Week 1 of the regular season, which has Philly facing the Atlanta Falcons at home on Sep. 6, but Foles is on standby in case Wentz needs more time to be ready.

Foles hurt his shoulder in last Thursday’s preseason loss to the New England Patriots, but his continued presence in practice suggests that he’s just fine and will be ready to go in Week 1.

Wentz appeared in 13 games last season and racked up 3,296 passing yards and 33 touchdowns against only seven interceptions. Foles, on the other hand, had 537 passing yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions in five games. He did most of his damage in the playoffs in which he had 971 passing yards, six touchdowns, and a pick in only three games, including the Super Bowl win over the Pats.