Doug Pederson already announced that Nick Foles will be the Eagles' starter for Sunday's game against the Bears, despite getting knocked out of the Redskins game early after taking a shot to his ribs.
That doesn't mean Foles is 100 percent.
"Little bit of soreness," Foles said on Wednesday, "but every day drastically improving."
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The Eagles' starting quarterback, who has taken hits to his ribs in consecutive weeks, said he was able to move around a little bit on Wednesday and feels "great." Tests on his injured area came back clear earlier in the week.
If Foles is really feeling much better every day he gets further away from the injury, it's good news that the Eagles play on Sunday instead of Saturday. And it's also probably good that for the last few weeks, Pederson has scaled back the practice schedule, taking away Wednesday's practice in favor of a walkthrough. That doesn't mean there still won't be some soreness, but there seems to be a decent shot that soreness won't negatively affect him on Sunday.
Foles said he will basically wear his normal gear, but perhaps with a bit more padding.
"But other than that, I want to be able to function and move around," Foles said. "But, like I said, by game day, I'll feel great."
After taking a hit from Jadeveon Clowney that took him out for one snap against the Texans, it was a hit from Ryan Kerrigan that removed him from the Redskins game. Now, the Eagles will face a great defense with one of the best pass-rushers in the league in Khalil Mack.
Is there anything Foles can do to protect himself?
"Just play fast, protect the guys up front," Foles said. "I can't worry about that when I'm playing. I'm going to drop back and play the game. We're going to go out there and give it every single thing we have, so something I can't worry about."
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