Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers will miss “multiple weeks” with a foot injury, according to Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Without him, the Eagles will have to find a No. 3 tight end elsewhere to start the season.
Currently, the Eagles have Josh Perkins, Alex Ellis, and Will Tye in camp. One of those three could slide in as the Eagles’ new No. 3 TE, but they could also explore free agents and late summer cuts from around the league.
Rodgers, a former third-round pick of the Packers, inked a one-year deal with the Eagles last year. Unfortunately, a knee injury cut his first season in Philly short. After recording just one catch for seven yards, Rodgers is eager to show what he can do in green and white. He inked a new two-year deal with the Eagles in March.
Rodgers’ best season to date came in 2015, when he hauled in 58 receptions for 510 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had a quietly productive 30/271/2 stat line in 2016. He never quite lived up to expectations in Green Bay, but he could make for a fine supporting TE behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert if healthy.
Now, he’ll just have to wait a little while longer before making an impact in Philly.
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