The Eagles suffered an embarrassing defeat to the New England Patriots last night, but they’ve also suffered an injury setback in the process. Jason Croom was carted off the field during the matchup and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, has sustained a season-ending injury.
This obviously is a big hit for Croom, who caught one pass for the Eagles last year that just so happened to be a touchdown reception, but it’s also going to carry a fairly big implication at the position.
Tyree Jackson is out for 8-10 weeks with an injury at the moment, Caleb Wilson was waived not too long ago, and now Jason Croom is out for the year. This leaves the top trio of Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, and Richard Rodgers to shoulder the load for the remainder of preseason, with the only other depth option being UDFA Jack Stoll.
Stoll did record 33 receiving yards last night in what was a promising individual outing, but he’s a long shot to make the roster. What’s worrying is not the lack of starting-level depth should the team sustain an injury, but a lack of actual tangible depth.
Don’t be surprised to see the Eagles bring in an under-the-radar name to fill out the roster for the remainder of the Summer, giving Stoll some competition for a potential TE4 role or spot on the practice squad.
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