Player News - Eagles

Date: Team: Pos:

Carson Wentz underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn left ACL.

The surgery was performed in Pittsburgh by Dr. James P. Bradley. Early estimates suggest he'll be out 9-12 months, making Wentz questionable for the start of 2018. Nick Foles will fill in at quarterback for Philadelphia.
Dec 13 - 4:17 PM

Zach Ertz has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will practice Wednesday.

Ertz was said to be making steady progress late last week but was still dealing with headaches over the weekend and had to sit out the Week 14 thriller against the Rams. Trey Burton had a huge game in Ertz's absence but will be sent back to backup duties with Ertz healthy. Ertz will remain a TE1, even in the absence of Carson Wentz (knee). He gets a date against the Giants next.
Dec 13 - 10:47 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Carson Wentz will undergo ACL surgery "within a couple days," and Dr. James Andrews anticipates Wentz being sidelined 9-12 months.

Per Mortensen, Andrews hasn't spoken directly with Wentz, but the noted orthopedic specialist said expectations need to be tempered for ACL recoveries, saying repairs need 9-12 months. Wentz is almost certain to start next summer's training camp on active/PUP with a chance he misses the start of the season. The Eagles will roll with Nick Foles the remainder of the 2017 season.
Dec 11 - 6:14 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Eagles second-round CB Sidney Jones (Achilles, NFI) is expected to practice this week.

Coach Doug Pederson later confirmed the news during his press conference. Jones likely would have been a first-round pick, but he tore his Achilles at Washington's Pro Day and slipped to the Eagles in the second round. This at least opens the door for Jones to play this season, but it is still not a given he returns.
Dec 11 - 12:20 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season.

This is an awful development for a player who had legitimate MVP claims and a team with real Super Bowl aspirations. To add insult, the timing of the injury means Wentz is not guaranteed to be ready when the 2018 season rolls around, and he likely will be held out into training camp at the very least. With Wentz out, the Eagles will turn to Nick Foles, who managed just 42 yards on 10 attempts after Wentz left on Sunday, although he did find Nelson Agholor for a massive third-down conversion to help run out the clock. Foles starting is a big downgrade for the entire pass-catching corps, but it could force the Eagles to lean more on the running game and, specifically, Jay Ajayi. That said, it is difficult to spin this as good news for anyone in Philly.
Dec 11 - 12:11 PM

Torrey Smith caught 6-of-11 targets for 100 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

Each of the catches, yards and targets were Smith's most as an Eagle. Just as soon as Smith finally came alive, he should again fade from relevance in Week 15, as Carson Wentz (knee) appears done for the season.
Dec 10 - 8:42 PM

Nelson Agholor caught 8-of-11 targets for 64 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

The catches were a new season high. For the second straight week, Agholor was funneled targets with Zach Ertz on the sideline. Ertz (concussion) seems likely to return for Week 15. In a blow for both Ertz and Agholor, Carson Wentz seems likely to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Agholor will revert to boom/bust WR4 status with Nick Foles under center.
Dec 10 - 8:39 PM

Corey Clement rushed six times for 24 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams, adding a 28-yard reception.

Clement was again the third back in the Eagles' three-man rotation. Even with Carson Wentz (knee) possibly done for the season, Clement will lack re-draft value in Weeks 15 and 16 unless one of LeGarrette Blount or Jay Ajayi gets hurt.
Dec 10 - 8:34 PM

Jay Ajayi rushed 15 times for 78 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

He added a two-yard reception. The 16 touches were a new Eagles high by four for Ajayi. He watched LeGarrette Blount run into brick walls for much of the first half before finally being featured after the break. It's too early to consider it the new normal in the Eagles' backfield, but Ajayi is making weekly progress in the workload department. With Carson Wentz (knee) possibly done for the season, coach Doug Pederson will be forced to lean on the running game. Ajayi will have FLEX appeal against the Giants in Week 15.
Dec 10 - 8:34 PM

LeGarrette Blount rushed seven times for 12 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

He added two receptions for 11 yards. The Eagles' lead back early, Blount gave way to Jay Ajayi after running into one too many brick walls. Ajayi took the lead for his first time as an Eagle, out-touching Blount 16-9. Blount will be a touchdown-or-bust RB4 for the fantasy semifinals against the Giants.
Dec 10 - 8:33 PM

Eagles TE Trey Burton caught 5-of-6 targets for 71 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

Burton's day got off to an ominous start when Brent Celek scored on the Eagles' opening drive, but Burton had a score of his own before the first quarter was through. He then scored again in the opening minutes of the second. It was everything fantasy streamers could have hoped for. With Zach Ertz (concussion) expected back for Week 15, Burton won't be on the radar against the Giants' sieve-like tight end defense.
Dec 10 - 8:30 PM

On in relief of Carson Wentz (knee), Nick Foles completed 6-of-10 passes for 42 yards in the Eagles' 43-35, Week 14 win over the Rams.

Foles checked in with 13:57 remaining after Wentz injured his knee in the third quarter. The Eagles are concerned Wentz has suffered a torn left ACL. That would thrust Foles under center for the rest of the season for the 11-2 Eagles. Foles has obviously had success before, but there's a reason he's living the backup life. That being said, he will be on the streaming radar against the hapless Giants in Week 15.
Dec 10 - 7:59 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 5-of-11 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Rams.

The score was Jeffery's eighth of the season. He made a shoestring catch in the end zone. It came with a cost, as it ended up being Carson Wentz's final play of the day before departing with a knee injury. There's worry Wentz has torn his ACL. Nick Foles would be a drastic downgrade for the entire Eagles offense, and make Jeffery a risky WR2 for the duration of the fantasy playoffs.
Dec 10 - 7:57 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Eagles are "concerned" Carson Wentz has torn his left ACL.

It's a worst case scenario after Wentz went down late in Sunday's win. More should be known after an MRI but it sounds like he's done for the year. Losing Wentz is a major hit to Philly's chances of making a deep playoff run. The Eagles are now forced to turn to Nick Foles at quarterback.
Dec 10 - 7:52 PM

Carson Wentz was forced from Sunday's game against the Rams with a knee injury, and will not return.

Wentz was injured taking a huge hit from Mark Barron on a touchdown scramble that was called back. Remarkably, he remained in the game for four more plays, tossing a touchdown to Alshon Jeffery. Wentz did not have a noticeable limp as he headed to the locker room, but it's obviously ominous he was ruled out for the day so quickly. Nick Foles will finish the game at quarterback. Wentz had completed 23-of-41 passes for 291 yards, four touchdowns and a pick before departing, setting the Eagles' single-season touchdown record (33) in the process. Ever fearless, he also took a number of big hits even before the Barron blow.
Dec 10 - 7:06 PM


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