The team's franchise quarterback continues to work back from a torn ACL and LCL, and he hasn't participated in a lot of team drills during training camp.
Pederson emphasized Friday that Wentz did not suffer a setback and the scaling back to keep Wentz in a controlled environment remains part of the team's plan ahead of the regular season.
And with four preseason games on the schedule, part of the plan could involve not seeing Wentz in action before the games count in the win-loss column.
Additionally, the Eagles head coach told reporters last week he saw enough of Wentz in team-related drills early in training camp to feel comfortable on the quarterback's progress.
In the meantime, there is apparently no need for panic when it comes to Wentz's participation level in training camp or the four exhibition games.
One thing is for sure, and that is the Eagles won't subject Wentz to unnecessary risk before the start of the regular season.
"He is such a big part of their future," Rapoport said. "It is so important to make sure that he is their quarterback not for the next 10 days, but for the next 10 or 15 years that they're going to make sure to be cautious before putting him out there in harm's way. So, for the preseason, you may see a lot of shots of Carson Wentz watching, and from everyone I've spoken with, that is absolutely fine with them."