Eagles running back expects to be ready for season opener vs. Falcons

NIck Foles Expected To Start The Philadelphia Eagles' Season Opener

Wentz is still on the early side of a traditional timetable for a return from an ACL tear in his left knee, which typically takes nine to 12 months.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport broke the news that Foles would start Thursday against the Falcons, but the Eagles declined to confirm that report.

Just like Indiana Jones on the hunt for the Holy Grail, Philadelphia Eagles' offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland embarked on an expedition to Florida in March to investigate reports of a gargantuan Australian rugby league player.

Until Wentz plays again, questions will persist about his readiness and whether he's been cleared for contact by the medical staff, which according to Pederson has not happened.

But the news that Foles is the starter isn't really surprising.

"A little bit, yeah, a little bit".

Pederson responded to the remaining media questions with "I'm not going to discuss it", and "next question".

After consideration and everything and about the football team and this decision, Nick Foles is the starter Week 1. In fact, Corey Clement is the flawless example of just how important this time of year can be for players battling to make roster spots since he went from being an undrafted free agent making the team to Super Bowl champion.

This obviously will not be Foles' first time filling in for Wentz.

Foles gets the nod because Carson Wentz has yet to be cleared for a full return to football activities.

Foles has looked shaky during preseason action this summer, but led Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl win in franchise history last season, winning the game's MVP award in the process. Or the pressure of Week 1 gone, are the Eagles about to take an extremely cautious approach with their franchise player? We'll get a definitive answer Thursday, and, assuming it's Foles, the coach can only hope the Eagles will see the postseason, not preseason, version.

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