Most of the questions Eagles coach Doug Pederson faced at a Wednesday press conference had to do with the scrapped plans for a White House visit this week, but there was one football matter that found its way into the session with reporters.
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Pederson was asked about reports that quarterback Carson Wentz’s progress in rehabbing his torn ACL had progressed to the point that he could do team work during practice. Pederson confirmed that Wentz began doing 7-on-7 work at this week’s set of OTAs and that he’s expected to do more of it at next week’s minicamp as well.

A bad contract now could turn into a great one by season’s end. The reality is that all decisions in free agency and the draft are gambles. If Robinson’s knee becomes Niles Paul Youth Jersey bothersome during the season or Smith has trouble adjusting Indianapolis Colts Jersey to NFL speed, all of the moves praised in May and June will be criticized in November and December. This offseason feels a little different, however. Ryan Pace made calculated decisions with an obvious plan in mind. He signed and drafted specific players for that plan, and in t-shirt and shorts season, those decisions look like good ones. Receiving a B- from his colleagues isn’t something to brag about, but it certainly could be worse for Pace and the Bears.

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DeGrom has been lights out for the Mets this season. He leads the National League with a 1.49 ERA. DeGrom is third in the NL with 98 strikeouts. His WAR is 3.7. The only NL pitcher with a better number is Phillies ace Aaron Nola (3.8).

DeGrom is slated to return to the mound Friday, when he squares off against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanka in the first game of the three-game Subway Series at Citi Field.

Most players dodged questions about whether they had planned to attend the White House visit before it was cancelled and stated that they had no idea how the widely reported attendance numbers (80 individuals on the original list; one SUV-load of players and Swoop the mascot at the end) were arrived at. But that doesn’t mean the players had nothing to say.

Players affirmed that the Eagles remain united, despite the political fracas. We were 100 percent unified going into this week, defensive end Chris Long quipped. So I think it’s mathematically impossible for us to be any more unified.