Enough with Carson Wentz questions, says Eagles coach Doug Pederson

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Doug Pederson (Getty Images)

Doug Pederson has had enough of the Carson Wentz questions.

The Eagles coach on Sunday made it clear that he has no update regarding the status of his quarterback as he works toward making a comeback from a torn ACL suffered late last season.

“I don’t know how many times I can answer this question,” Pederson told reporters. “When they clear him, he’ll be cleared. I’m not going to put myself in a box, I’m not going to put my quarterback in a box. I’m not going to do that. And I’m not going to go on a limb, and I’m not going to say that. So either ask it a different way or otherwise you’re going to get the same answer.”

Wentz was permitted to participate in 11-on-11 drills last week but still has not been cleared for contact, leaving the team unsure if he’ll receive full medical clearance in time for Week 1.

“I mean, he’s getting evaluated every day, if that’s what you want,” Pederson said. “He’s part of the rehab process. He’s getting evaluated at practice, he’s getting evaluated by the medical team, he’s getting treatment just like Jason Peters is, just like Darren Sproles is.

“You guys don’t ask me about those guys.”

The Eagles are scheduled to open the regular season Sept. 6 against the Falcons, and it looks like Nick Foles could initially lead the team under center.