Foles (elbow) practiced for the first time in more than two weeks on Monday, Zach Berman of Philly.com reports.
Foles missed the team's preseason opener, and is still expected to be sidelined for their next exhibition contest as well. The hope is for him to return for the team's third game. "You don't want to rush it, but at the same time, you want to get him in the action," according to offensive coordinator Frank Reich. The Eagles are hopeful Foles can back up second-year quarterback Carson Wentz this season, but it remains to be seen if his elbow will be up for the challenge.
Foles (elbow) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason matchup with the Bills, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Though Foles returned to practice Monday, it seems the Eagles won't be rushing him back into action. Matt McGloin will presumably handle the No. 2 QB reps in his place.
Foles (elbow) returned to practice Monday, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Foles has been sidelined throughout training camp with the elbow issue, which allowed Matt McGloin to handle second-team duties during the Eagles' preseason opener last week against the Packers. It's unclear if Foles will get enough reps under his belt in the next few days to receive clearance to play Thursday against the Bills, but he still looks like a good bet to break camp as the top backup to Carson Wentz.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Sunday that Foles is dealing with elbow soreness, but the issue isn't deemed serious and it's expected that the quarterback will return to practice "in a week or so," Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
While Foles is sidelined, Matt McGloin will see most of the reps with the second-team offense, with Dane Evans serving as the third-string option at quarterback. Though Foles memorably submitted a 27:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in only 13 games with the Eagles in 2013, that season has represented an outlier for what's been an otherwise mediocre career for the 28-year-old. As Foles begins his second tour with Philadelphia, it's not expected that he'll pose a serious threat to 2016 first-round pick Carson Wentz's status as the starter.
Foles agreed to a two-year contract with the Eagles on Monday.
After spending the last two seasons in Missouri with the Rams and Chiefs, Foles will head back to the place where he began his career in 2012. The 27-year-old once looked like he might be the permanent solution at quarterback for the Eagles after tossing 27 touchdowns against just two interceptions over 13 games in 2013, but he regressed the following season and appears to have settled into backup duties at this stage of his career. Foles will serve as the understudy for second-year signal caller Carson Wentz, and his addition will likely prompt the Eagles to release well-regarded backup Chase Daniel.
|P4||8/31/17||@ NYJ||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|6||10/12/17||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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