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

NFL power rankings Bucs destined for the dumpster

NFL power rankings Bucs destined for the dumpster

Even though Wentz was leading the National Football League in touchdown passes at the time, he tore his ACL in December, and Foles took over from that point to lead the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl championship, even outdueling the great Tom Brady in the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Ajayi, 25, has been dealing with a leg injury which has kept him out of practice and preseason action.

Foles started in the preseason for the Eagles and struggled, causing concern for an offense that was dynamic and at times unstoppable in 2017.

Pederson finally lost his patience a week ago and remained upset Sunday, accusing reporters of "putting words in (his) mouth" and refusing to publicly name his starter. And Nick Foles will be my starter Week One.

Pederson did say Wentz had not yet been cleared to participate in contact drills.

"We got a lot of days left", Pederson said four days before his season begins. Foles' recovery thus gives Wentz more time to recover ahead of his reintegration on the field.

In his second season a year ago after having been the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft, Wentz had put himself in the MVP conversation before suffering a severe knee injury in Week 14. The second-year quarterback threw 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 starts last season to win 11 games. Last week, Pederson also was annoyed about constant questions about Wentz's health. It's expected that whenever he returns to full health, he will start and Foles will go back to being the backup.

Mailata had set up camp at one of the elite sporting facilities in the United States, the IMG Academy, and during his workout an excited Stoutland began taking videos and sending them via his phone to the Eagles' front office in Philadelphia.

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