After Sunday’s media slapfight, Doug Pederson, who didn’t have to tell anyone anything, announced today that Nick Foles will start Thursday against the Falcons:

Pederson spoke to reporters unannounced on Monday, prior to scheduled pressers with coordinators Mike Groh and Jim Schwartz.

Per BGN:

“Alright, this won’t take long,” Pederson started. “After consideration, and everything, and about the football team, and this decision, Nick Foles is the starter Week 1. My press conference will be tomorrow [Tuesday, September 4]. I’ll answer questions at that time. But I wanted you to hear it from me. It is about the football team and the best interest of the 53. And Nick Foles will be my starter Week 1. Thank you.”

Also new is this report from Field Yates:

Happy Labor Day.