Eagles Place Dallas Goedert On IR

The ankle injury Dallas Goedert suffered will require an IR stint. The Eagles placed the third-year tight end on IR Tuesday, sidelining him for at least three weeks.

Goedert suffered what looked like a high ankle sprain against the Bengals, leaving the tie game early. However, the former second-round pick also suffered a small fracture in his ankle, Tim McManus of ESPN.com notes. While the Eagles have Zach Ertz healthy, he is about the only one of the team’s first-string targets to enjoy that status presently. Goedert has 13 receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown through two-plus games.

Philadelphia has again seen its pass-catching corps riddled with injuries. Alshon Jeffery has yet to play this season; Jalen Reagor is expected to be out until November; DeSean Jackson has run into more hamstring trouble. This came after Marquise Goodwin‘s opt-out call.

To fill Goedert’s roster spot, the Eagles signed Hakeem Butler from the Panthers’ practice squad. Interestingly, the Eagles are listing the 2019 fourth-round pick as a tight end. The Cardinals drafted Butler as a wide receiver. He has yet to play in a regular-season game.

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  1. mikemcsaudi

    Does it really matter? 0-2-1 team that will be lucky to be a.500 team this year. Super bowl hangover continues. Overhaul needed starting now. Trade the “stars” for picks and start rebuilding now. Carson? Trade him. He isn’t the guy that we thought he’d be.

    • rtr1redrockets

      agreed……they wont trade Carson simply because that would be admitting they messed up!
      wouldn’t get much for him now that we are stuck with that heavy contract he signed…at least 4 more years of mediocrity at best

  2. Dorothy_Mantooth

    What team would trade for Carson Wentz and that ridiculous contract he has? Right now, Wentz is about as unmovable of an asset as there is in the NFL. There’s no question that Wentz has very little on that offense to work with but he has looked beyond horrible this year. He’s missing wide open players and playing timid as well. His confidence is shot and that’s are hard thing to get back with major changes. I think the Eagles need to consider whether or not Peterson is the right answer at head coach. That playing for a tie decision last week was a complete joke. When the HC has no faith in his own team, it may be time for him to go. If they had only hung onto Nick Foles all would be fine!

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