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Pederson: Eagles will be patient with Wentz, no timetable

Eliot Shorr-Parks
March 26, 2019 - 11:18 am

ARIZONA — For the second-straight offseason the Eagles are spending their time at the NFL Annual Meetings talking about Carson Wentz’s recovery from a major injury. 

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On Tuesday it was head coach Doug Pederson’s turn to talk about Wentz’s recovery from the fractured back that prematurely ended his 2018 season. 

On Monday, top personnel director Howie Roseman didn’t offer up much info on Wentz’s recovery. 

“I don’t want to get into any player’s health,” Roseman said. “When you get into health you are talking about HIPPA laws and things that I don’t feel comfortable talking about. But all those (injured) guys are working hard and we are incredibly optimistic about where we are in that area.”

The Eagles getting Wentz back on the field as soon as possible is critical for next season. Wentz was clearly impacted last year by missing all of the 2018 offseason, as he barely took part in any of the OTA practices and full-team drills in training camp. The result was a rusty Wentz and an offense that struggled to score with him under center. 

Offseason workouts won’t begin for the Eagles until May, giving Wentz another two months from now to get ready for on-the-field drills. The beginning of OTAs will also be five months since he was shut down in December. 

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