Carson Wentz returns to Eagles' practice

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said: “This offseason, I took a real look into showing empathy and trying to understand what it’s like to be a black man in this world, in this country." Bill Streicher / USA TODAY Sports

PHILADELHIA — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz returned to practice Monday after missing a week because of groin tightness.

Wentz, a fifth-year quarterback from North Dakota State, first popped up on the injury report on Aug. 30 before the team’s intrasquad scrimmage at Lincoln Financial Field. He was sidelined all of last week, although it was considered more of a precautionary measure than a red flag.

“I feel great now,” Wentz said. “I had a little groin tightness, and it was a really good week to kind of just let it rest and take care of myself off the field. I was out there today practicing and feeling great. That will be behind me for sure.”

Last week’s practices weren’t open to the media, but Nate Sudfeld took most of the quarterback reps in the team’s scrimmage, with Jalen Hurts working in at times.

Although the Eagles’ offense has gotten less time than usual because of the coronavirus-altered offseason, coach Doug Pederson said last week that Wentz’s time off might have been beneficial.


“This is really a good time for him to really rest, for the majority of our starters, to kind of rest and prepare themselves for (week 1),” he said last Tuesday. “I have no issues of where Carson is, where he’s headed. He’ll be ready to go.”

The Eagles open the season Sunday at Washington.

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