Howie Roseman on Thursday morning strongly denied a published report saying that rookie quarterback Carson Wentz was hindered by soreness in his throwing elbow last season.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing unnamed sources, reported Wednesday that Wentz experienced soreness in his right elbow during the season that team officials believed was related to poor mechanics.
Roseman, speaking from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis Thursday morning on the 94 WIP morning show, was asked about the report.
"Not true. Not true. Not true," he said. "Two words: Not true."
Wentz threw 607 passes last year, second-most in NFL history by a quarterback and the most in NFL history.
During one eight-game stretch -- from the first Dallas game through the Ravens game -- he threw 355 passes (44 per game).
Only six quarterbacks in NFL history -- Tommy Kramer, Drew Bledsoe, Peyton Manning, Warren Moon, Philip Rivers and Matt Stafford -- have ever thrown more passes in any eight-game stretch. None of them were rookies.
Roseman said every player in the NFL at the end of the season experiences some soreness but strongly denied that Wentz experienced anything that affected his play.
"There was no issue at all," he said. "I mean, listen, it's the NFL, are there players on our team who are sore? And you know, you throw a ball a lot, are you sore at some point in time? Nothing that came to any of our attention."
The Inquirer piece quoted Pederson saying that he told Wentz to get away from football after the season: "Take time off. Get away. Get healthy. Get fresh. Get rejuvenated."
But Roseman said that was Pederson's message to the entire team and had nothing to do with Wentz's health.
"What Coach said, and he said it to all our players, is, 'Get away from football, relax, it's a long season.'
"And when you think about Carson and his whole process, that started really at the Senior Bowl. He's at the Senior Bowl, he's throwing that whole week, he's at the combine, he's doing all his pro days, he's going through all the whole offseason.
"(Pederson is) like, 'Stop throwing, get away from throwing.' But I can tell you when I read that story and it was forwarded to me -- because I try not to read anything -- we had a conversation with our doctors, our trainers, our head coach.