Carson Wentz’s knee brace, making the jump from practice squad and more Philadelphia Eagles news
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) acknowledges a fan as he runs off the field after an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 34-24. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Today’s Philadelphia Eagles links dive into more injury updates on the quarterback, the chances of some younger players making a leap and more.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has had to answer plenty of questions about if his aggressive playing style will change upon his return from the torn ACL and LCL he suffered in December, and he seems steadfast that the injury won’t change him. But there’s a distinct chance there will be a bit of a cosmetic difference with Wentz: A knee brace.
“It’s something that we’re working through with the training staff, with the surgeon, with the doc,” Wentz said, as transcribed by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro. “It’s just something at this part of the rehab process, it’s something that can be beneficial and just a little more protective.
“But we’ll just see as we go here, just getting used to that and see what that’s going to look like for this season and for the rest of my career. Who knows? We’ll just play it by ear and see how it goes.”
Zangaro points out Carson Palmer and Tom Brady as quarterbacks who have worn knee braces after serious injuries and found success. Wentz, who was a leading MVP candidate with 33 touchdowns at the time of his injury, hopes he can pick up right where he left off, brace or no brace.
When rookie minicamp begins this weekend, it’s worth bookmarking some of the names of undrafted free agents who could potentially end up on the Eagles’ practice squad when the season rolls around. Remember Paul Turner? And as the Eagles go through the standard roster churn, there will be chances for some of the Eagles’ practice squad players to make a leap to the active roster. Our Aaron Kasinitz breaks down those chances.
Tight end Billy Brown seems like an intriguing name to watch.
“A former wide receiver, Brown’s 6-foot-5 frame and soft hands helped him stand out in training camp last year,” Kasinitz writes. “Brown appeared to have a chance to compete for a reserve tight end job, but Philly’s decision to draft Dallas Goedert in the second round in late April makes it much more difficult for him to earn a roster spot.”
It’ll all start coming together for the Eagles soon.
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