Wentz Feels ‘Discomfort,’ DGB Expects First-Team Reps
Contrary to Doug Pederson’s previous comments, Carson Wentz will throw today after not throwing yesterday. The rookie quarterback said he’s “still experiencing some discomfort,” but he feels “good” in normal activities outside of football and he still hopes to return for the fourth preseason game.
Wentz added that he’ll continue to wear a flak jacket and he won’t do anything different going forward.
“It’s not going to change the way I play,” Wentz said. “I’m not going to back away from anything, but at the same time, I’m still learning how to control myself and take care of the body, protect myself a little more and that’s something I got to keep doing the rest of my career.”
Dorial Green-Beckham, meanwhile, expects not only to play more against the Colts on Saturday, but to also be on the field with the first-team offense at some point. Mychal Kendricks, who will practice fully for the first time today since suffering his hamstring injury, plans to play in Indianapolis. Blake Countess and Caleb Sturgis both cleared concussion protocol, so they will likely be available as well.
Lane Johnson told reporters he expects to know the results of his ‘B’ sample, which he previously said he’s not confident will come back negative, by the end of this week. The Eagles’ right tackle indicated earlier he plans on appealing a potential suspension.
The Eagles also announced the release of linebacker Deontae Skinner.