A new report by Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated seems to back up what Schefter was saying, especially with two guys who shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise: Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz.
“The Eagles have gotten a lot of calls on their players as well, which makes sense given how their season’s gone and where their cap is the next couple of years. Alshon Jeffery is very clearly available. There have been calls on tight end Zach Ertz, too, and Philly delaying a day or two on moving Ertz to IR raised some eyebrows—this year, you have to designate guys on IR as having major or minor injuries, and guys categorized as having minor injuries can’t be traded. The Eagles designated Ertz as a minor injury, so that’s that on him.”
Jeffery’s been unofficially available for at least a year now, and with him missing the first few games of the season as he recovered from an injury sustained last year, only to then get sick and miss the past two games, there isn’t an obvious spot for him to fill in the Eagles offense even once he is ready to return.
And, with Zach Ertz, the bad blood about his contract starting boiling this offseason, only to culminate in the tight end actually discussing his frustrations about the situation to the media one day in training camp.
Ertz hasn’t been nearly as productive this season — especially for a guy looking for more money —, even if defense’s have double-teamed and schemed against him. Through 6 games, Ertz only connected with QB Carson Wentz on 24-of-45 targets for 178 yards and 1 touchdown. He’s missed several must-catch balls, and the once-strong chemistry between he and Wentz seems to be amiss this season.
Zach Ertz’s name was buzzing as trade market before ankle injury. Multiple league sources expected Eagles to try to deal him. Now probably moot point as he heads to IR. pic.twitter.com/dY0L0HPwZB— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 22, 2020
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