Report: Eagles TE Ertz (ankle) out 4-6 weeks
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is expected to miss four to six weeks with an ankle injury, the NFL Network reported on Thursday morning.
Ertz, 29, sustained the injury during Philadelphia’s 30-28 setback to Baltimore on Sunday. The Eagles placed Ertz on injured reserve.
The team also activated offensive lineman Matt Pryor from the Reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of their Thursday night home game against the New York Giants (1-5). Pryor has started three games this season.
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.
Richard Rodgers presumably will serve as the lead tight end for the Eagles (1-4-1) in their game against the Giants.
Dallas Goedert likely would take over that role when he returns from injured reserve, however.
The Eagles also signed offensive lineman Jamon Brown to the practice squad, one day after cutting him. The Eagles then elevated Brown and defensive tackle T.Y. McGill to the active roster for Thursday’s game. They’ll return to the practice squad immediately after the game.
–Field Level Media