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Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz sits out practice with sore ribs

By The Sports Xchange
North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz holds his jersey after being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016 in Chicago. Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI
North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz holds his jersey after being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016 in Chicago. Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz sat out Saturday morning's practice with sore ribs suffered in the preseason opener.

Wentz did not throw in practice but head coach Doug Pederson is not concerned about his health.

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Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick out of North Dakota State, was under pressure in the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

"I think it was the next-to-the-last play of the game," Pederson said. "He got hit pretty hard on the right side, stayed down on the ground for a while. (He's) just sore. Bothered him to throw a little bit. He's fine. He'll get treatment on it and he'll be back out tomorrow."

Wentz entered the game in the second quarter as the No. 3 quarterback to run the two-minute offense. He finished 12 of 24 for 89 yards and one interception in the 17-9 win at Lincoln Financial Field. He took a hard hit late in the game and appeared shaken up but remained in for one more play.

"It was fun," Wentz said after the game. "I got to go out there and run the two-minute drill. I haven't done a lot of that in practice. But I enjoyed that."

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Buccaneers safety Kimario McFadden's hit sent Wentz flipping head over heels after the quarterback decided to take off around left end trying to score a touchdown in the second half.

"I was worried I was going to land on my neck," Wentz said Thursday night. "But I landed fine."

Pederson expects Wentz to practice Sunday night and play Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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