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Nick Foles dealing with spasms in shoulder-neck area

Nick Foles sat out his third straight day of practice on Tuesday for precautionary reasons.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback told reporters he's been experiencing muscle spasms in his neck and shoulder area. Foles reiterated the issue isn't considered serious at this point and the team is just being cautious with Carson Wentz's insurance policy. Foles is considered day to day.

The muscle spasms are unrelated to the elbow issue Foles dealt with early last season.

Foles said he's unsure if he'll play in Thursday's preseason versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Given his missed practices this week, it's a safe bet he'll be on the sidelines with Wentz in the Eagles' preseason opener. There is no need for Philly to push either of their top two QBs at this stage.

Expect to see a heavy dose of third-string signal-caller Nate Sudfeld on Thursday. Backup Joe Callahan should also see snaps.

Here are other injuries we're tracking in camps this Tuesday:

  1. Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard "banged his knee" during Sunday's practice and was held out Tuesday for precautionary reasons, per 670 The Score.
  1. Carolina Panthers guard Amini Silatolu will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the team announced. His return to the field will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
  1. Coach Pete Carroll provided updates on two injured Seahawks, per Wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who's been dealing with a lingering knee issue throughout camp, is expected to be ready for Week 1. Seattle is less optimistic Dion Jordan (shin) status for the regular season opener.

In addition, guard J.R. Sweezy is dealing with a sprained ankle on the same leg he broke during his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carroll said.

  1. Cardinals officially placed center A.Q. Shipley (knee) on injured reserve.
  1. Kansas City Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen does not have a torn ACL, but he could miss the early part of regular season with the leg injury, a source told's Herbie Teope.
  1. Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus has been dealing with an undisclosed soft tissue injury the past few days and isn't expected to play Thursday against the Chiefs, according to the Houston Chronicle.
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