Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Wentz, hurt vs. Bucs, out with broken ribs

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has a hairline fracture in his ribs, and there is no timetable for his return.

The No. 2 overall pick was hurt in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bucs.

Wentz sat out Saturday's practice. Coach Doug Pederson first said Wentz needed treatment, would return to practice Sunday and would resume his backup duties behind Sam Bradford in the next preseason game.

Pederson said the ribs were nothing more than sore. But the Eagles released a statement hours later that said a CT scan revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs.

"We do not know an exact timetable for his return, but we hope to have him back before the end of the preseason," Pederson said.

Wentz hurt his ribs on a hit to the area on his second-to-last play, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Wentz completed 12 of 24 passes for 89 yards in the 17-9 exhibition victory over the Bucs.

Game highlights: Rookie and former TCU star Trevone Boykin led a last-minute, 88-yard touchdown drive in four plays, hitting Tanner McEvoy with a 37-yard scoring pass, and Tyvis Pope scored the 2-point conversion with no time left as the visiting Seahawks defeated the Chiefs 17-16. Nick Foles, signed to perhaps back up Chiefs starter Alex Smith, completed half his eight passes for 37 yards. … The Rams played their first game back in Los Angeles since 1994, defeating the Cowboys 28-24 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the team's temporary home while its new, permanent home is built in nearby Inglewood. … DeMarco Murray ran for a 71-yard touchdown and rookie Derrick Henry, last year's Heisman Trophy winner at Alabama, also scored as the Titans defeated the visiting Chargers 27-10.

No Olympic final for Best: Former Lions running back Jahvid Best finished seventh in his preliminary 100-meter race at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, failing to make it to today's semifinals. Best, who retired from football after a series of concussions, was representing Saint Lucia, his father's homeland, at the Olympics.

Bills: They reached an agreement to sell naming rights at its home stadium to Buffalo-based New Era Cap Company, the team announced on Twitter. New Era also has the right of first refusal to continue the agreement once the current lease expires in 2022. … Linebacker IK Enemkpali was injured during a 19-18 loss to the Colts, apparently hurting his knee. Coach Rex Ryan said during a halftime interview that the injury appeared to be serious. Enemkpali is perhaps best known for punching then-Jets teammate Geno Smith last year in the locker room during training camp, breaking Smith's jaw.

Broncos: Wide receiver Bennie Fowler will miss several weeks after breaking a bone in his left elbow, coach Gary Kubiak said. Fowler, Denver's No. 3 receiver and a key special teams player, was injured while covering a punt during the third quarter of Thursday's 22-0 preseason win at Chicago.

Colts: Quarterback Andrew Luck sat out against the Bills. Luck hasn't played since missing the final seven games of last season with a lacerated kidney and a torn abdominal muscle.

Jets: Coach Todd Bowles said there is no competition at the backup quarterback spot, saying that Geno Smith remains No. 2 behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, with Bryce Petty third.

Packers: Receiver Jeff Janis broke a bone in his right hand during practice last week, ESPN reported. Janis sat out Friday's preseason game against the Browns.

Steelers: Coach Mike Tomlin, after Friday's game against the Lions, would not talk about headaches that have kept tight end Ladarius Green out. Green, who signed a four-year contract in the offseason, has not practiced this summer nor in camp.

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