Eagles’ Zach Ertz Takes Another Step Towards Returning From Injury
On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles made a couple corresponding roster moves as the team prepares for the return of the best Tight End in the franchise's history:
When the Eagles placed Zach Ertz on Injured Reserve on October 22nd, the reported timeline for his return was three to six weeks with an Ankle Injury. Now that the team has activated Ertz's practice window, it will be approximately four weeks since he practiced with the team.
In Ertz's absence, Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers filled in with a combined 15 catches with 193 yards in three games. Despite being a Three-time Pro Bowl selection, Zach Ertz is having a rough season with only 24 Catches and 178 Receiving Yards with one touchdown this season. Heading into the season, Ertz compiled more catches through the first seven seasons of his career (525) than any other tight end in NFL history.
The corresponding move the Eagles made in preparation for Ertz and Isaac Seumalo to rejoin the roster in the near future, Philadelphia placed Cornerback Craig James on Injured Reserve. James, a valuable player for Cornerback Depth and Special teams contributor, missed all of last week's practices with a Shoulder issue and was ruled out for their last game on Sunday with the same ailment.