Eagles' Carson Wentz flawless in short preseason showing against Packers

From ESPN - August 11, 2017

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz made the most of his cameo in the preseason opener at the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, going 4-of-4 for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 24-9 loss.

It was a sloppy game overall (what preseason tilt is not?) and the Eagles walk away with more concerns at cornerback. The coaching staff has to be happy with what it saw out of a few of the rookies, however, namely defensive end Derek Barnett and wide receiver Mack Hollins.

QB depth chart: Wentz was done after one series. With Nick Foles still dealing with a sore right elbow, Matt McGloin followed Wentz and received the bulk of the reps. Dane Evans finished the night.

When it was starters vs. starters, the Eagles looked ...: A little shaky, but good enough to put six points on the board. Wentz was the driving force. He escaped pressure on a couple of different occasions, showing good awareness and pocket mobility while keeping his eyes downfield. He slipped out of the grasp of Clay Matthews, stepped up and fired a pass over the middle to rookie fourth-round pick Hollins, who stiff-armed his way past a pair of defenders en route to a 38-yard touchdown.

One reason to be concerned: Cornerback Ron Brooks left early with a hamstring injury. The veteran, who is coming off a ruptured quadriceps tendon, is projected as the starting slot corner. The Eagles are scary-thin at cornerback and can ill afford to lose one of their better players. C.J. Smith, a second-year defensive back out of North Dakota State who has been competing for a starting job, got beat for a touchdown on a double move by Jeff Janis.


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