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Carson Wentz is officially out for Sunday night

Unofficially questionable a day ago with a back fracture that first became a public issue this week, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is now officially unavailable for Sunday night’s game in L.A. against the Rams. The Eagles downgraded Wentz, who was listed as doubtful on Friday afternoon, to out on Saturday morning. Wentz missed the first [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on [more]

League fines Ezekiel Elliott for violating helmet rule

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott became the first offensive player penalized under the helmet rule this season. He became the second offensive player fined for lowering his helmet to initiate contact. The NFL docked Elliott $26,739 for lowering his helmet to initiate contact, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Officials flagged Elliott for the hit on [more]

Carson Wentz is officially doubtful for Sunday night

On Friday, Eagles coach Doug Pederson described quarterback Carson Wentz as “questionable” for Sunday night’s game against the Rams. Officially, Wentz is less likely to play than that. The team’s official injury report lists Wentz as doubtful, which technically means that he’s less than 50 percent, and more than zero percent, likely to play. Pederson [more]

Dak Prescott nearly set NFL record, and no one noticed

While everyone was busy last week talking about Patrick Mahomes‘ no-look passes and Ryan Tannehill‘s last pass to beat the Patriots, Dak Prescott‘s near-NFL record went unnoticed. Stop if you’ve heard this. . . . Prescott had 42 completions last week against the Eagles. That’s more than Mahomes, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Aaron [more]

Eagles put former rugby player Jordan Mailata on IR

The Eagles knew they were drafting a project when they took Jordan Mailata in the seventh round. Now that project will go an entire year before they have a chance to find out if it works. The Eagles announced they put the rookie tackle on injured reserve, and promoted linebacker B.J. Bello from the practice squad. [more]

Doug Pederson: Carson Wentz’s “stress injury” evolved over time

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz‘s back injury was the main topic of head coach Doug Pederson’s press conference on Friday. Reports this week said that Wentz has a fracture in his back and that he could miss the rest of the season as a result. Pederson said that describing the injury as a fracture was accurate, [more]

Four teams have clinched playoff berths, five more can clinch this weekend

The Los Angeles Chargers became the fourth team to clinch a playoff berth. With their win over the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Chargers have joined the Chiefs as the only two AFC teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are still battling it out for the AFC West title, with one of [more]

Report: Carson Wentz has fracture in back, will not need surgery

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fracture in his back. The Eagles’ medical staff discovered the fracture after Wentz went through a battery of tests, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Wentz had been having CT scans on his back throughout the season, but the fracture was just revealed. The injury will reportedly not require [more]

Packers’ unlikely playoff push could complicate their coaching search

Plenty of teams have made in-season coaching changes over the years. Not many have remained marginally viable playoff contenders. For the Packers, an unlikely playoff push could complicate their looming search for a new coach. Apart from the obvious question of whether finagling a path to the playoffs would enhance interim coach Joe Philbin’s chances [more]

Report: Carson Wentz having MRI on back Thursday

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is not expected to play on Sunday night against the Rams because of a back injury and that injury may keep Wentz from playing again this season. Wentz is reportedly set for further tests to see if that will be the case. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that a scan of [more]

Zach Ertz: Everyone has full confidence in Nick Foles

It’s a back injury rather than a torn ACL this time and it’s not certain that the Eagles will be playing without quarterback Carson Wentz, but the prospect of a late-season turn to Nick Foles is a familiar one to the team. Foles took over in the wake of Wentz’s knee injury last season and [more]

Back injury is the latest warning sign for Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz is a great quarterback. He also has compiled a worrisome collection of injuries in less than three years in football. The two concepts aren’t mutually exclusive, even if some Eagles fans view the pointing out of Wentz’s physical propensities as personal affronts. The reality is that Wentz’s aggressive playing style has resulted in [more]

Nick Foles may get a chance to boost his free-agency value

February was a long, long time ago. A Super Bowl MVP award made quarterback Nick Foles the flavor of the month, a guy who surely would have attracted a significant payday on the open market. But he wasn’t on the open market, tied instead to the second-year of a two-year deal to serve as the [more]

Report: Carson Wentz not expected to play Sunday

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that quarterback Carson Wentz will not take part in the day’s practice because he’s having back spasms. Pederson added that the team would evaluate Wentz’s injury over the course of the week when asked if there was any risk that Wentz will not play against the Rams on [more]

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