Eagles TE Dallas Goedert to miss several weeks with ankle fracture

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) warms up during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 20, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (c) (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

After Doug Pederson stated that the Eagles will be without Dallas Goedert for a fairly significant amount of time on Monday, the full extent of his injury has been revealed. According to Jeff McLane, the tight end fractured his left ankle in Sunday’s tie with the Bengals – an injury that will sideline him for ‘at least a few weeks’.

This obviously stings. The Eagles run a lot of their offense out of 12-personnel and Goedert’s impact through the opening two weeks was substantial, amassing 131 yards and a touchdown.

Zach Ertz will take full command of receiving duties, while Richard Rodgers will be the man stepping up to replace Dallas Goedert as he did on Sunday. The former Packers TE caught two passes for 15 yards in his absence.

The Eagles also signed TE Jason Croom to their practice squad, formerly of the Buffalo Bills. In 2018, he recorded 22 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown. Croom would spend the entire 2019 campaign on IR, leaving the 26-year-old in need of a big offseason.

With Joshua Perkins still injured and depth being tested, it’s going to be a tough month or so for Justin Peele’s positional group.

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