On the eve of the Philadelphia Eagles’ first training-camp practice on Thursday comes word from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that quarterback Carson Wentz could start camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the star quarterback will avoid the physically unable to perform list. Wentz will be limited in what he can do on the field, but will take part in practices. It's an encouraging step for the 25-year-old talent on the mend from knee surgery.
Players that begin training camp on the PUP list are the only players eligible to start the season on PUP. By potentially placing Wentz on the PUP list to start training camp, the Eagles would seem to be keeping the door open to their quarterback starting the season on the PUP list as well, which would keep him out the first six weeks. Carson Wentz Jersey .
Wentz would be eligible to come off of the PUP at any point during training camp if he is placed on it before camp begins. He would not be able to practice with the team while on the PUP. The Eagles have other potential PUP candidates.
Tackle Jason Peters, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery , safety Chris Maragos, linebacker Jordan Hicks and running back Darren Sproles all are coming off injuries from last year. No word from the Eagles on what they’ll do with any of those players. Wentz hasn't suited up since suffering season-ending ACL and LCL tears in a Week 14 win over the Rams. Today, Wentz is on track to open the season as Philly's starter against the Falcons. If that plan changes, the Eagles always have a Super Bowl MVP to hand the ball to in Nick Foles.