Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
1 day ago

Foles could serve as the Eagles' starting quarterback Sunday against the Rams with Carson Wentz (back) uncertain to be available, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

When he met with the media Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson said Wentz would miss the Eagles' first practice of the week with back soreness and tightness and wouldn't commit to the franchise signal-caller being ready to go for the weekend. More doubt surrounding Wentz's status emerged shortly after Pederson's comments to the press when Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Wentz would likely sit out Sunday and could miss the Eagles' final two regular-season contests as well. The Eagles have yet to respond to the report and may not make a decision on Wentz's fate until after their final practice of the week Friday, but Foles looms as the next man up should the former require some time off. After memorably leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl title while Wentz was sidelined late last season, Foles was less impressive as the team's starter for the first two games of 2018, completing 65.9 percent of his throws for 5.5 yards per attempt, one touchdown and one interception. If he gets the nod for Week 15, Foles probably wouldn't represent much more than an adequate No. 2 option in two-quarterback leagues.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
3 months ago

Foles will return to a backup role after head coach Doug Pederson announced Monday that quarterback Carson Wentz (knee) has received full medical clearance and will reassume the starting job.

EDGE Analysis

Foles was always considered a placeholder anyway while Wentz worked his way back from a torn ACL he sustained last December. The Super Bowl LII MVP completed roughly 66 percent of his passes in his two starts and was the serviceable option Philadelphia knew he would be, but Foles no longer has any fantasy appeal unless Wentz suffers some kind of setback down the road.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
3 months ago

Foles completed 35 of 48 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Eagles' 27-21 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed three times for eight yards and lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Foles averaged a modest 7.0 yards per attempt during the contest, as the Buccaneers defense brought him down for three sacks and hit him on 12 occasions overall. In addition to frequently being under duress, the veteran also played another contest with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), while Jay Ajayi missed part of the first half with a back injury. Latest reports indicate that Carson Wentz (knee) is expected to be ready for a Week 3 matchup agains the Colts, which would relegate Foles back to the bench.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
3 months ago

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Foles would start at quarterback in the team's Week 2 game at Tampa Bay, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The decision comes as little surprise with Carson Wentz (knee) still without a firm target date for a return after having yet to receive clearance to absorb contact in practices, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Foles struggled to direct the offense in the Eagles' 18-12 season-opening win over the Falcons, completing only 19 of 34 passes and tossing an interception while averaging a lowly 3.4 yards per attempt. That ugly showing won't overshadow Foles' impressive body of work during the past postseason, when he helped guide the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title after Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
3 months ago

Foles is slated to draw the start at QB for the Eagles in Thursday's season opener against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The Eagles are wisely proceeding deliberately with Carson Wentz (knee), so Foles will draw at least one start for the team out of the gate. He's a serviceable Week 1 fantasy lineup plug-in, but note that he'll be working without top wideout Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) -- who is expected to miss the first two weeks of the season.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
3 months ago

The Eagles plan to start Foles in Thursday's season opener against Atlanta, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carson Wentz (knee) seems to be on the right track for a return early in the season, but Philadelphia understandably wants to be cautious with its franchise quarterback. Foles likely will be working without the assistance of WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), who is expected to miss the first two weeks of the season.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
4 months ago

Foles likely will play the entire first half of Thursday's preseason game in Cleveland, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foles dealt with muscle spasms around his neck earlier in training camp, then suffered a minor shoulder strain during last week's preseason loss to the Patriots. He returned to practice Sunday without incident, setting him up for extended playing time Thursday in Cleveland. Foles will lead an offense that's missing Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), Nelson Agholor (lower body), Jay Ajayi (lower body) and Corey Clement (lower body), not to mention a slew of depth players. Meanwhile, Carson Wentz (knee) resumed 11-on-11 work Sunday, but he's still not sure if he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Falcons.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
4 months ago

Foles (shoulder) practiced Sunday, NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Doug Pederson indicated that Foles is "fine" after suffering a shoulder strain Thursday night against the Patriots. Meanwhile, Carson Wentz (knee) is ready to see 11-on-11 work, but his Week 1 status has yet to be solidified. Foles thus remains in the mix for early-season action as long as that's the case, and it's possible a call on that front won't arrive until the week leading up to the Eagles' Sept. 6 opener against the Falcons.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
4 months ago

Tests on Foles' shoulder injury have revealed that his issue is a minor one, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though a precise timetable for Foles' return to action hasn't been outlined, the report suggests that a "prolonged recovery" isn't expected. Foles' short-term status is of import to the Eagles, since the Week 1 availability of Carson Wentz (knee) could go down to the wire.

Nick Foles
QB PHI (9)
4 months ago

Foles will be sent for further tests on his shoulder Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foles told reporters that his shoulder feels "pretty good" after suffering an injury in Thursday's preseason game, but the team will be cautious and send him for more testing Friday. The results of Friday's examination will shed more light on his outlook for the rest of the preseason.