Eagles Pederson: TE Ertz unlikely to play vs. Seahawks
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is unlikely to return to action for Monday’s game against the visiting Seattle Seahawks, coach Doug Pederson announced.
Pederson added on Saturday morning that there was “no setback” involving Ertz, who has been sidelined since sustaining a high-ankle sprain in Philadelphia’s 30-28 loss to Baltimore on Oct. 18. Ertz was designated to return from injured reserve last week.
Also on Saturday, Pederson confirmed that Jason Peters will move to right guard and Jordan Mailata to left tackle. The decision comes on the heels of offensive tackle Lane Johnson announcing on Friday that his ankle essentially has collapsed.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Ertz has recorded 24 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown in six games this season. His average of 7.4 yards per catch serves as a career low.
Ertz has 549 receptions for 5,921 yards with 36 touchdowns in 112 career games since being selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Tight ends Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers will continue to hand the workload on Monday as the Eagles (3-6-1) host the Seahawks (7-3).
–Field Level Media