Nick Foles Will Play Against Patriots, Carson Wentz To Be Re-Evaluated

Nick Foles Will Play Against Patriots, Carson Wentz To Be Re-Evaluated

Nick Foles Will Play Against Patriots, Carson Wentz To Be Re-Evaluated

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday's 37-20 exhibition loss against the Patriots with a shoulder strain.

If Foles is forced to miss time, Philadelphia can at least hope it's no more than the next two preseason games, allowing him to be ready for the regular season opener against the Falcons on September 6. He didn't return to the game, finishing 3 for 9 for 44 yards, with three sacks and the fumble. Even though the Patriots would have much rather won the game in February, they will certainly take this win.

Doug Pederson said Foles will "get a few plays" and expanded on how he views playing starting quarterbacks in the preseason.

The Patriots finished with eight sacks, and in-game statisticians recorded 11 quarterback hits. It feels pretty good.

"I'm going to do everything I can to get back on the field and hopefully practice the first day we get back practicing [Sunday]", Foles said ( via ESPN.com ), "and be ready to roll".

Philadelphia's Shelton Gibson had five catches for 90 yards and a 4-yard TD reception in the second quarter that made it 17-7. The home crowd welcomed him back Thursday night, at one point chanting, "Brady!" "I feel like he never makes a mistake, and it's pretty incredible to have that".

On-field demonstrations began past year with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who gained notoriety after he knelt during the national anthem to protest the treatment of people of color in the U.S.

Philadelphia reported on Twitter that defensive lineman Michael Bennett also remained in the locker room. The NFL Network tweeted a video of Jenkins coming out for warmups wearing a shirt that said, "YOU AREN'T LISTENING".

Jenkins and Bennett have been among the most vocal National Football League players protesting racial inequality during the pregame playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner".

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