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Eagles Coach Issues Major Update On QB Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz without his Philadelphia Eagles helmet on.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field against the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Eagles defeated the Rams 43-35. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles are less than two weeks away from beginning their Super Bowl title defense. Their franchise quarterback is still not ready for game action.

Carson Wentz missed all of Philly's championship postseason run after being injured late in the regular season. His torn ACL has healed well, but he's not fully back yet.

Today, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson informed the media that Wentz is not yet cleared for contact. He's done plenty of non-contact work in training camp but isn't ready to get hit.

Pederson is unsure when Wentz will be fully good to go.

On paper, the Eagles are pretty well-covered for Wentz's absence, if it extends into the regular season. Nick Foles started every playoff game and knows the system well.

However, Foles has played poorly in the preseason, leading the first-team offense to zero points. He also turned the ball over three times against the Cleveland Browns.

Does it mean anything once the games start? We'll see, as preseason performance often signifies absolutely nothing when it counts.

Still, the Eagles will want Wentz back as soon as he's healthy enough to play up to his capabilities.