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Eagles announce QB NIck Foles will remain starter vs Bucs

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Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a hot topic in Philadelphia ever since Carson Wentz has been cleared to resume practice and potentially play, but the Philadelphia Eagles are sticking with quarterback Nick Foles this week.

Unlike a week ago when Coach Doug Peterson got testy with the Philadelphia media who work nagging him about whether Wentz might play in the opening Thursday night game with the Falcons, the third year Eagles coach came right out and announced his starter Wednesday morning.

Foles will make his fifth  straight start dating back to January, and the move is not surprising, as Foles  played okay in the victory over Atlanta last week throwing 19-34 for 117 yards and an INT.

However, Pederson in the Eagles trust him after the way he performed in the postseason, including the Superbowl victory over the Patriots in February.

Still, there had been a debate about whether Wentz might take over despite having not played in any game, since December of last year when he injured his left ACL. He is obviously close to returning, but it is still tricky, as to when they would put Wentz back out there.

Wentz was inactive for last Thursday night’s game, and it’s not clear whether he would be active for Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Wentz could be used in certain short yardage or goal line packages for the game against Tampa Bay, but that remains to be seen.

It’s also worth noting that Foles has won both of his previous starts against the Buccaneers. One of those with the Eagles and another one previously with the Rams.

The Buccaneers defense will be chomping at the bit including specifically defensive lineman Vinny Curry and Beau Allen, who are former Eagles teammates that up until now have not been allowed to touch Foles or any of the quarterbacks.

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