Eagles quarterback Nick Foles missed practice Sunday for the second consecutive day because of elbow soreness. Coach Doug Pederson said it’s “nothing serious.” Foles, who is Carson Wentz’s backup, expects to return to action “in a week or so.”
“We’re throwing athletes,” Foles said. “Sometimes there’s going to be inflammation in there. That happens. You have to get it out before you go out there and throw. We’re doing a protocol. It’ll take a week or so. But once I’m through it, I’ll be out here rocking and rolling and having some fun with these guys.”
Matt McGloin is the second-string quarterback with Foles sidelined, and Dane Evans is No. 3.
Foles watched practice at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. It was his first time back since the Eagles traded him after the 2014 season. Foles led the Eagles to the playoffs as the starting quarterback for much of the 2013 season, and stepping on the field evoked memories even in a practice setting.
“LeSean McCoy came back here and kissed the Eagle,” Foles said. “Trust me, I’ve thought about stepping back on this field for awhile.”
Rookie cornerback tears ACL
Eagles cornerback Randall Goforth suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Friday’s practice session, ending the season of the undrafted rookie. He was a down-the-depth-chart player who faced long odds to make the team, but the Eagles need help at cornerback and Goforth now won’t even get the preseason.
“It’s unfortunate,” Pederson said. “It’s a disappointing injury for him as a young player.”
Goforth signed with the Eagles after the draft. He started 44 career games and had 10 interceptions at UCLA. The Eagles have eight healthy cornerbacks.
Eagles defensive lineman Elijah Qualls injured his groin and missed Sunday’s practice session. Defensive end Alex McCalister has a hamstring injury and missed practice for the second consecutive day.
The Eagles had about 23,000 fans at the open practice session. They honored the military, with players giving their jerseys to servicemen and servicewomen after practice. The next open practice is Sunday, Aug. 6.