Sources: Eagles plan to start Carson Wentz if rib injury recovers

The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to start No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz, not veteran Chase Daniel, against the visiting Cleveland Browns in Week 1 if the rookie has sufficiently recovered from his rib injury, sources told ESPN.

On Saturday, the Eagles traded incumbent starterSam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings, opening the door for Wentz to step in.

Wentz suffered a hairline rib fracture during the team's first preseason game Aug. 11 and did not play the rest of the preseason.Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters early last week that one of the ribs was only 60 percent healed.

The Eagles traded up with the Browns to select Wentz in this year's NFL draft.

Philadelphia signed former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Daniel to a deal worth $7 million annually this offseason in part because of his familiarity with Pederson's scheme. While he has only 77 career attempts in the NFL, he has been in the league for six-plus years and knows the system well. Daniel had his share of struggles in the preseason, including a two-interception performance against the New York Jets on Thursday night.

Information from ESPN staff writer Tim McManus contributed to this report.

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