Upstart Titans tackle Wentz, Eagles

Franchise quarterback Carson Wentz returned last week to the Philadelphia Eagles after a nine-month layoff following ACL surgery.More help could be on the way when the Eagles go on the road to face the Tennessee Titans Sunday at Nissan Stadium.Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who had been nursing a shoulder injury, was cleared for contact and remains questionable for Sunday. Running backs Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) are progressing and could play against the Titans.The Eagles improved to 2-1 after a hard-fought 20-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday.”Well, we’re just trying to get a little bit better each and every day,” Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh said. “We haven’t had the same unit out there in the huddle each and every day, so we’re excited about the guys you just mentioned and their availability whenever they’re cleared medically to get back out there on the field with us. We know the kind of players they are and we know their talents and the things they can do for this offense.”Wentz had a successful return, going 25 of 37 for 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Colts in rainy Philadelphia. The young Indianapolis defense put immense pressure on Wentz and sacked him five times.”It felt good to finally be out there,” Wentz said. “It was kind of a long time coming, obviously. A lot of excitement, a lot of emotions.”After a 27-20 season-opening loss at Miami, the Titans have won two in a row, 20-17 over the Houston Texans and 9-6 on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.It was a bit surreal considering quarterback Marcus Mariota had an elbow injury and didn’t even start against the Jaguars. Mariota came off the bench and led the Titans to a huge road win.In the first quarter, Blaine Gabbert left in concussion protocol and didn’t return.

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