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Eagles’ Wentz set for return vs. Colts in soggy Philadelphia

September 23, 2018

Carson Wentz is set to return to action in a soggy Philadelphia when the Eagles host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Wentz will play for the first time since he tore his ACL and LCL in Week 14 diving into the end zone on a scramble. He wore a brace on his left knee as he warmed up.

He also wore a glove on his left hand on a rainy day in Philadelphia.

Nick Foles, the Super Bowl MVP in Philadelphia’s 41-33 win over New England, returns to the sideline to make way for Wentz, who finished third in NFL MVP voting after setting a single-season franchise record with 33 touchdown passes and helping the Eagles go from 7-9 to 13-3.

Wentz and Foles caught up before the game with Colts coach Frank Reich, who was Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator the previous two seasons.

Aaron Rodgers is active for the Green Bay Packers when they visit Washington.

Rodgers is continuing to play with an injured left knee that had him listed as questionable the past two weeks after he hurt it in the season opener.

The Redskins are going to have two faces in new places on the offensive line, because starting left guard Shawn Lauvao is out with a calf injury. Center Chase Roullier shifts over to that guard spot, with backup Tony Bergstrom moving into the lineup at center.

LeSean McCoy is inactive with a rib injury for the Buffalo Bills game against the Minnesota Vikings.

McCoy’s absence is his first in 28 games. He last sat out on Oct. 30, 2016, when he was out with a hamstring injury.

Latavius Murray takes the lead in the Vikings backfield for Dalvin Cook (hamstring).

The Chiefs remain without star safety Eric Berry, who has not practiced since early in training camp with a heel injury. Berry missed most of last season after tearing his Achilles’ tendon, though he did return for summer workouts and the start of camp.

Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert is making his second straight start, his first in Jacksonville since the Jaguars traded him to San Francisco in March 2014. Gabbert beat the Jaguars last season as Arizona’s starter. Titans starter Marcus Mariota (elbow) is active, but serving as the team’s backup again.

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is inactive for the second consecutive game. The Jaguars also are without starting right guard A.J. Cann (triceps).

Inactives for Sunday’s early games:

NEW ORLEANS-ATLANTA

Saints: LB Manti Te’o, C Will Clapp, DE Mitchell Loewen, OT Andrus Peat, TE Dan Arnold, DE Trey Hendrickson, DT Tyeler Davison.

Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Keith Tandy, OG Zac Kerin, OT Matt Gono, DE Derrick Shelby, DE Takk McKinley.

GREEN BAY-WASHINGTON

Packers: QB Tim Boyle, WR Equanimeous St. Brown, CB Kevin King, RB Darius Jackson, S Josh Jones, OL Alex Light, WR J’Mon Moore

Redskins: WR Michael Floyd, S Troy Apke, RB Samaje Perine, CB Adonis Alexander, OL Geron Christian Sr., OL Shawn Lauvao, DL Caleb Brantley.

INDIANAPOLIS-PHILADELPHIA

Eagles: RB Jay Ajayi, WR Alshon Jeffery, T Jorda Mailata, G Matt Pryor, RB Darren Sproles, QB Nate Sudfeld, G Chance Warmack

Colts: OT Denico Autry, T Anthony Castonzo, TE Jack Doyle, G Mark Glowinski, RB Marlon Mack, DT Hassan Ridgeway, QB Quincy Wilson

BUFFALO-MINNESOTA

Bills: RB LeSean McCoy, CB Phillip Gaines, G Ike Boettger, T Conor McDermott, G Wyatt Teller, TE Logan Thomas, DE Shaq Lawson.

Vikings: QB Kyle Sloter, RB Dalvin Cook, CB/PR Marcus Sherels, G Bryan Witzmann, TE David Morgan, DT Jalyn Holmes, DE Everson Griffen.

OAKLAND-MIAMI

Raiders: DL Tank Carradine, DT P.J. Hall, T Justin Murray, CB Nick Nelson, T Brandon Parker, WR Seth Roberts, RB DeAndré Washington.

Dolphins: QB David Fales, QB Luke Falk, RB Kalen Ballage, WR Tanner McEvoy, OT Zach Sterup, CB Cordrea Tankersley, S Reshad Jones.

DENVER-BALTIMORE

BRONCOS: QB Kevin Hogan, CB Adam Jones, S Dymonte Thomas, LB Alexander Johnson, DE DeMarcus Walker, T Elijah Wilkinson, G Sam Jones.

RAVENS: QB Robert Griffin III, LB C.J. Mosley, WR Jordan Lasley, CB Anthony Averetta, DT Willie Henry, TE Hayden Hurst, DT Michael Pierce.

CINCINNATI-CAROLINA

Bengals: RB Joe Mixon, RB Thomas Rawls, WR Auden Tate, LB Preston Brown, C Billy Price, DL Michael Johnson, OL Cedric Ogbuehi.

Panthers: TE Greg Olsen, WR Damiere Byrd, WR Curtis Samuel, CB Lorenzo Doss, DE Marquis Haynes, LB Andre Smith, OG Trai Turner.

NEW YORK GIANTS-HOUSTON

Giants: CB Eli Apple, LB Olivier Vernon, WR Kaelin Clay, QB Kule Lauletta, S Kamrin Moore, CB Mike Jordan, C Evan Brown.

Texans: WR Keke Coutee, WR Sammie Coates Jr., CB Kayvon Webster, OLB Peter Kalambayi, T Roderick Johnson, DE Carlos Watkins, DE Joel Heath.

TENNESSEE-JACKSONVILLE

Titans: OT Jack Conklin, OT Dennis Kelly, WR Nick Williams, S Kendrick Lewis, LB Kamalei Correa, G Aaron Stinnie, RB David Fluellen.

Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette, RG A.J. Cann, CB D.J. Hayden, WR Rashad Greene, DT Eli Ankou, OL Will Richardson, DE Duwuane Smoot.

SAN FRANCISCO-KANSAS CITY

49ers: OL Joshua Garnett, SS Jaquiski Tartt, WR Richie James Jr, OL Najee Toran, DL Julian Taylor, OL Shon Coleman, CB Greg Mabin

Chiefs: SS Eric Berry, RB Darrel Williams, CB Charvarius Ward, LB Ben Niemann, OL Austin Reiter, OL Kahlil McKenzie, DL Justin Hamilton___

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