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Report: Carson Wentz set to return to full 11-on-11 practice

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz throws the ball before a recent preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. USA Today Sports

PHILADELPHIA—A report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Saturday indicates that the knee evaluation Carson Wentz spoke of this week went well. Wentz is expected to practice 11-on-11 when the Eagles take the field Sunday, Aug. 19, at NovaCare.

This does not mean that Wentz is cleared for contact or will start the season opener Sept. 6 against the Atlanta Falcons. But it is a step in that direction. Wentz addressed his progress last week in a news conference, saying he wants to get back to practice and show head coach Doug Pederson that "I look comfortable; I look confident. And I know I will. ... The reps I have gotten, in [seven-on-seven] and everything, I feel confident in both my knee and this scheme and offense. ... Hopefully, I can just jump right back into where I left off."

The team has been off since their 37-20 loss to the New England Patriots in Foxborough on Thursday when Nick Foles suffered an injury to his passing shoulder.

Although Foles is optimistic that his shoulder injury is not serious, Saturday's announcement stating that Wentz can return for full team practices is a bit of positive news for the Super Bowl LII champs.

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