Eagles QB Wentz has fractured vertebrae

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz sat out the open portion of practice on Thursday because of a back injury, increasing the possibility Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start for the Eagles at the Rams on Sunday.

Two people familiar with the quarterback's injury confirmed reports that Wentz has a fractured vertebrae, but no definitive determination has been made regarding his status, pending further evaluation.

Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss Wentz's injury.

Beckham having quad further evaluated

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is having further evaluation of his injured quad.

The Giants say that is to happen Thursday at The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The injury forced the NFL's highest-paid receiver to miss last weekend's game in Washington. (MORE)

Encarnacion, Santana moved in 3-way deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) Carlos Santana is going back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle - no telling how long he'll stick there.

The star hitters were swapped for each other Thursday, part of a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay as the winter meetings wrapped up. (MORE)

Mets bring back Familia for 3 yrs., $30M

LAS VEGAS (AP) The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face - longtime reliever Jeurys Familia.

Familia reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year deal late Wednesday night with the team that traded him away last summer. The contract won't be complete until he passes a physical. (MORE)

Dodgers to ink P Kelly for 3 years, $25M

LAS VEGAS (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Joe Kelly has agreed to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not yet been announced. (MORE)

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