Carson Wentz Will Start Sunday vs. Colts

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"He's done everything we've asked him to do and he's ready to go".

The team announced on Monday that Wentz has been cleared for action and as such, will immediately reclaim his job as starting quarterback.

Tight end Zach Ertz said he's excited to get Wentz back "whenever that is", but cautioned that the team shouldn't expect to rest all its hopes on the young quarterback.

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Sunday will mark the first time Wentz will see the field since tearing his ACL and LCL on December 10, 2017. Due to all the damage, the Eagles always knew there was a chance that Wentz wouldn't be ready to play early in the season. He stayed in the game long enough to throw a touchdown pass later in that series, but left the game afterward.

Wentz, 25, finished second in the National Football League last season with 33 touchdown passes to just seven interceptions despite missing the last three-plus games.

Foles played OK filling in for Wentz over the first two games this season, but he wasn't putting up the same level production he did in the final two playoff games last season. In the 13 games where he played previous year, the Eagles went 11-2. It wasn't like the Eagles had a lot to consider when Wentz was cleared to play.

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Asked if Wentz will be restricted in any way in his first game back, Pederson said, "There are no limitations".

Wentz returns to the 1-1 defending champs, as Philly is coming off an ugly 27-21 loss to the Bucs. The quarterback was cleared for 7-on-7 drills in June, and then, in mid-August, he was cleared to participate in 11-on-11 drills.

"He's going to be prepared mentally, now it's a matter of the physical part taking over", head coach Doug Pederson told reporters, via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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The Eagles will take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lincoln Financial Field at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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