Eagles News: Carson Wentz Wins Rookie Of The Week For A Third Time
Carson Wentz has been named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for a third time through the first five weeks of the 2016 NFL Season. Wentz completed 75.8% of his passes for 238 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, and a 102.8 passer rating against the Lions in Week 5.
Unfortunately for Wentz, his interception ended the Eagles’ chances of making a comeback in Detroit. The rookie quarterback got too aggressive on his deep throw to Nelson Agholor. Head coach Doug Pederson admitted the ball should have been thrown elsewhere.
Still, that one mistake shouldn’t completely overshadow another strong outing by the 23-year-old quarterback. On the whole, Wentz has been nothing short of sensational this season. He’s on pace to break a number of NFL records. He’s easily the early favorite to be Rookie of the Year, though he has some competition from the likes of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Dallas rusher Ezekiel Elliott.
Here’s a recap of the awards Wentz has won so far in 2016.
- NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month (September)
- NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 3)
- NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 1, 3, 5)
And now for a look at some other Eagles news and notes …
JORDAN REED NOT LIKELY TO PLAY
As noted in our injury update, Reed has officially been ruled ‘questionable’ for Sunday’s game. Adam Schefter said it would be a “major upset” if Reed, who is dealing with a concussion, suited up. The absence of Reed is a big deal for Washington. He’s easily their best offensive player.
EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD CHANGES
For approximately the billionth time this season, the Eagles have re-signed undrafted rookie free agent offensive guard Darrell Greene to their practice squad. Linebacker Don Cherry was released in order to make room for Greene.
By continually cutting Greene and bringing him back, it’s essentially like the Eagles have 11 practice squad players. It’s the team’s way of getting around the 10-man practice squad limit.
EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD
TE Anthony Denham
OG Darrell Greene
RB Byron Marshall
QB Aaron Murray
C Aaron Neary
OG Matt Rotheram
DT Aziz Shittu
CB Duke Thomas
WR Paul Turner
WR David Watford