Eagles unsure if Zach Ertz can go on Sunday

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Eagles tight end Zach Ertz played through a rib injury on Sunday against the Cowboys, but it’s unknown whether he’ll be able to play this week against the Giants.

Ertz wants to play through the pain, but the team has not yet cleared him to go after putting him through tests on Monday, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. At this point, the Eagles are unsure if Ertz will play.

The Eagles signed tight end Richard Rodgers today, which may indicate that they’re concerned Ertz won’t be able to go.

Ertz leads the Eagles’ receivers in all the major statistical categories, with 88 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns. If he can’t go, that would be a big loss for Philadelphia, with the NFC East title on the line.

In addition to signing Rodgers, the Eagles promoted receiver Deontay Burnett from the practice squad to the active roster, placed cornerback Ronald Darby on injured reserve and released running back Jay Ajayi.

14 responses to “Eagles unsure if Zach Ertz can go on Sunday

  1. Why would the Eagles cut rb ajayi, 5 days before their biggest game of the year, which is win or go home. The Eagles playoffs basically start this weekend. With the seahawks hurting for rbs, it wouldn’t surprise me if they sign Jay ajayi. He’s much better than beastmold and turbine. Atleast ajayi is in game shape and has been active, not partying and getting drunk, being lazy sitting on the couch.

  2. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    December 24, 2019 at 4:24 pm
    Why would the Eagles cut rb ajayi, 5 days before their biggest game of the year, which is win or go home. The Eagles playoffs basically start this weekend.
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    Because the eagles have 3 rb’s that are more explosive and more productive. Jordan howard, miles sanders and Boston scott make up a pretty good trio in the backfield.and the eagles playoffs basically started last week vs dallas, not this week.

  3. D.G will step up big time as the birds enter the playoffs battle tested and ready to make a run at another super bowl fly eagles fly

  4. They don’t need Ajayi if they have Sanders, Howard and Scott. That said, unless the Eagles saw something in practice that we didn’t see, I don’t think it’s fair to Ajayi to judge him based on the 10 carries he had this year. They will need a running back next year, since it’s highly unlikely that they’re going to try to sign Howard to come back. He won’t settle for a backup role (and he shouldn’t) and Sanders clearly has a higher upside, so he’s going to be the guy going forward. My point is that that Ajayi may still have value to the Eagles going forward as a backup to Sanders.

  5. Let him rest. The Eagles will need him in the wild card round if they make it. If i had to pick which of the next 2 games not to have him for it would be the Giants game.

    I didn’t think week 17 would mean anything for the Eagles, I’m glad they are at least playing for something this week.

  6. The Eagles should be able to find a way even without Ertz. Having Jordan Howard back will be huge.

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