The offseason of endless Carson Wentz recovery updates continues today thanks to a photo posted in a gallery on the Philadelphia Eagles’ official team site. See below:
As you can see, Wentz is wearing a red practice jersey and sporting a brace on the knee where he tore his ACL and LCL last December.
It’s unclear to what extent Wentz is participating in workouts. The Eagles have previously stated that Wentz isn’t expected to fully participate in spring practices but it seems like he’s able to do more than just nothing. The Eagles’ official team account recently released a video that showed Wentz throwing, although he wasn’t in his practice jersey.
The @Eagles showed a brief glimpse of Carson Wentz throwing in their most recent OTA highlights video. (Wentz obviously not fully practicing like the other QBs are right now.) https://t.co/Unl1XcsExt pic.twitter.com/YmdCNN5dBZ— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) May 7, 2018
Note that the Eagles are still only in “Phase 2” of their voluntary offseason workout program. Full explanation of what that means below:
[...] during Phase Two all coaches shall be allowed on the field. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills, as well as “perfect play” drills (e.g., offense or defense only, but not offense vs. defense), or special teams drills on a “separates” basis (e.g.., kicking team or return team only, but not kicking team vs. return team). No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted. No offense vs. defense drills are permitted (e.g.., no one-on-one offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen pass rush or pass protection drills, no wide receivers vs. defensive backs bump and-run drills, and no one-on-one special teams drills involving both offense and defense are permitted.) Players cannot wear helmets during Phase Two.
“Phase 3” begins later this month when the first full OTA practice is held on Tuesday, May 22. That practice will be open to the media so I’ll be there to watch it and report on Wentz’s activity.
For now, everything continues to be trending in the right direction. Wentz said earlier this week that he’s “very confident” he’ll be able to play in Week 1.
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 22-24, May 29, May 31, June 1, June 4-5, June 7-8.
Mandatory Minicamp: June 12-14.
Practices open to the media: May 22, May 29, June 4, June 7, June 12-14.