According to numerous reports, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will be inactive for today’s game against Denver.
#Eagles TE Zach Ertz planned to go, but pulled up in warmups. He couldn’t get loose and is out today.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2017
Eagles TE Zach Ertz is out today, per source. Struggled through warmups and Eagles decided to hold him out.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2017
Ertz was a late addition to the Eagles injury report with a hamstring problem during the week. Pederson stated that their star tight end would play on Sunday, but what seems to be a wobbly warmup has left him sidelined.
Losing your leading receiver is one thing, but losing the best Tight End in the NFL is another. Ertz leads the position in receptions, yards, touchdowns and 1st downs so far this season, with 6 touchdowns and 528 yards this season.
In his place, look for Trey Burton to step up to the plate and make an impact. The versatile tight end is coming off of a career year for the Eagles and signed a one-year tender with the team. With a touchdown to his name and 70 yards already this season, Burton has proven his chemistry with Wentz is valuable…and it will be called upon today.
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