"He's making progress each day, and we just continue that process, and he continues to throw and get stronger," Pederson said at the start of the team's rookie minicamp Friday. "It's a fine line, too, this time of year, of maybe trying to do too much, too soon. But our guys are on top of it, he's on top of it, he's managing it extremely well and I'm encouraged with where he's at."
Images have emerged of Wentz throwing to teammates on the practice field. Pederson, though, said the QB has not been medically cleared yet, so the plan for him this spring is to "basically just continue his rehab."
Wentz suffered the knee injury against the Los Angeles Ramson Dec. 10. He has set his sights on Week 1 of the regular season as his target return date.
"My goal is to not miss a game," Wentz said in a recent interview with ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. "I feel I missed plenty last year. I want to be out there with the guys. It's a fluid process. We'll see what happens, but I'm confident I'll be back Week 1 and ready to play against Atlanta."
Despite the optimism, Pederson emphasized the importance of taking the conservative approach when it comes to the franchise signal-caller.
"I'm not going to rush him out there. I'm not going to expose him," Pederson said. "He'll be ready when he's ready, and when we feel he's ready. Right now, we're encouraged with the progress he's making."
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