Eagles quarterback Nick Foles returned to practice Monday after missing nearly a week with elbow soreness that has lingered most of the summer. Foles, who was sidelined on Sunday, wore his helmet and did work with the quarterbacks during the portion of practice open to reporters.
Foles, the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback, has not played yet in the preseason. He last practiced on Aug. 21. There is no word on whether he'll play in the preseason finale Thursday against the New York Jets. He has had only two days of full participation since the full team reported in July. Coach Doug Pederson was confident that Foles would be healthy for the season and that the team would not need to construct the roster with uncertainty about Foles in mind.
"Nick has worked well this offseason," offensive coordinator Frank Reich said. "Getting ready for the season mentally, physically, in every way. I think all players kind of have bumps and bruises along the way. He's had a little bump. I think it will pass quickly. We're ready for the season. … The good thing in Nick's situation is, certainly you want to play every play you can, but he's proven so much in his career. He's been a winner at this level, proven that he can win big games, and do what it needs to take to win big games. So we're confident."