Carson Wentz will practice on a limited basis when the Colts resume practice this week, head coach Frank Reich told reporters on Sunday. The former Pro Bowl quarterback has not practiced since undergoing foot surgery earlier this month. Wentz injured his foot during the early stages of training camp.
The Colts did not put a timetable on Wentz’s return. Reich recently acknowledged that Wentz was champing at the bit to get back on the field after being reduced to taking mental reps over the past several weeks.
“He’s getting very antsy. Very antsy,” Reich said, per Colts.com. “He’s wanting to push the envelope, as I would expect. But he’s gotta be patient and just stay focused on the mental side of it right now and we gotta let things take their course. But at the same time, there’s a time to push things and we’ll keep doing that as it’s appropriate.”
Indianapolis received solid play from second-year quarterback Jacob Eason during its first two preseason games. Eason went 16 of 27 for 132 yards in the Colts’ 12-10 win over the Vikings on Saturday night. Eason went 15 of 21 for 183 yards in the Colts’ first preseason game, a 21-18 win over the Panthers. Eason is in a position battle with Sam Ehlinger to be the team’s No. 2 quarterback when the regular season begins.
Reich will use the remainder of the preseason before determining who his primary quarterback will be.
“I gotta look at the film to make that determination but my hunch is that we’re probably need to see another week,” Reich said of his backup quarterback situation. “My hunch is that we’re probably going to need to see another week because I think both guys are doing enough, showing enough good signs. Both guys have made enough mistakes, but that’s normal — I mean, shoot, it’s hard out there. It’s not easy.”
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