PHILADELPHIA — The Carson Wentz Era is now for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The No. 2 overall draft pick will start Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns despite missing the final three preseason games after injuring his ribs in the opener.

“I’m very confident and I’m very excited to get this opportunity,” Wentz said Monday.

Coach Doug Pederson made the announcement two days after the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Vikings for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick.

“Everybody feels like this kid is ready to go,” Pederson said. “We drafted him to take on the reins. It’s something now that we’re prepared to do. He’s such a special guy. This stage is not too big for him.”

The Eagles traded up twice in the draft to select Wentz second overall. They recovered some of the draft picks they lost by dealing Bradford to the desperate Vikings, who lost Teddy Bridgewater for at least the 2016 season following a severe knee injury.

“It was right for this football team,” Pederson said of the blockbuster trade. “It’s something that we believe in. I believe in. This is why we drafted (Wentz). Would an ideal situation be later than sooner? Sure. But right now, where we are, we’ve got a good football team around him. All the pieces are here for him to be successful and us to win some games.”

DOLPHINS: Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster is a starter again.

Foster was listed with the first unit on the Miami Dolphins’ depth chart and will start their opener Sunday at Seattle less than 11 months after tearing his Achilles tendon while with the Houston Texans.

Signed by Miami in July, Foster rushed for only 5 yards on seven carries in the preseason, but beat out Jay Ajayi for the starting job.

Foster holds the Texans’ franchise record with 6,472 yards rushing, but injuries have limited him to 25 games in the past three years.

49ers: San Francisco released tight end Bruce Miller, just hours after he was arrested for assaulting two men.

Miller was charged with aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery after an early-morning fight at a San Francisco hotel, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Miller was booked into county jail.

The police said they were called to the hotel at approximately 2:45 a.m. after Miller tried to enter a hotel room occupied by an elderly couple. The couple’s 29-year-old son, staying in the next room, then told Miller he was at the wrong room. Miller, who was intoxicated at the time, attacked the son and his 70-year-old father, who came to his son’s defense, police said.

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FALCONS: Coach Dan Quinn expects All-Pro receiver Julio Jones to be at full strength when Atlanta installs its game plan for Sunday’s opener against Tampa Bay.

Jones sprained his ankle in the third preseason game at Miami, but Quinn believes he will fully participate on Wednesday.

RAIDERS: Oakland placed defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. on the injured reserve list with a hip injury.

RAVENS: Justin Forsett was re-signed by Baltimore, which cut the former Pro Bowl running back on Saturday.

Forsett ran for 1,266 yards in 2014 and carried for 641 yards as the starter last year before a broken arm cut short his season in late November.

BENGALS: Tight end Tyler Eifert hasn’t been cleared for practice heading into Cincinnati’s opener on Sunday at the New York Jets.