Report: Carson Wentz won't be limited by back during Eagles' OTAs

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When the Philadelphia Eagles hold on-field OTA practices beginning Tuesday, quarterback Carson Wentz won’t be limited by the back injury that ended his 2018 season.

This, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

‘No limitations’

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Citing sources, Rapoport tweeted that Wentz is progressing well from his back injury, a stress fracture in a vertebra that sidelined him for the final three weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.

All smiles: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz reportedly won't be limited by his back when the team holds OTA practices this week. (AP)
All smiles: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz reportedly won't be limited by his back when the team holds OTA practices this week. (AP)

Because of that, Wentz won’t have any limitations for on-field drills this week, though Rapoport added “the team will be smart” with how it handles its franchise quarterback.

Wentz is expected to get the majority of snaps with the first team in the workouts.

Progress made

Earlier this month, Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson met with media and wouldn’t give specifics on Wentz’s recovery, though Pederson did say he had been “encouraged by his progress.”

“We’ll address it at OTAs,” Pederson said.

That time has come, and apparently the answer is a positive one for Wentz and the Eagles, who cut ties with Nick Foles this offseason, allowing Foles the chance to lead a new team — in this case, the Jacksonville Jaguars — with the hope that a healthy Wentz will regain the form he had for much of the 2017 season, before a torn ACL.

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