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Good news on the Dallas Goedert front for the Eagles

Back at practice.

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially activated Dallas Goedert’s 21-day practice window as he gears up to return from the injured reserve list. This is good news.

To be clear, this development does NOT mean that he has been fully activated to the 53-man roster just yet. Opening this window merely allows the team to see how he handles practice before officially using a roster spot on him.

Goedert could return as soon as this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys in theory but a recent report indicates a post-bye activation is more likely. Here’s what we wrote last week:

Mike Garafolo adds that Dallas Goedert is expected to return after the Eagles’ Week 9 bye. The third-year player hasn’t suited up since suffering a “very small fracture” in his ankle back in Week 3. Goedert is eligible to be activated from injured reserve so the Eagles can open his practice window whenever he’s ready to participate. Goedert was leading Philly in receiving before getting hurt so it’ll be nice to get him back.

The Eagles are currently operating with Richard Rodgers, who’s actually been pretty solid, and Jason Croom as their top two tight ends. It’ll be good to get Goedert back in the near future. Note that Zach Ertz isn’t expected to return until Week 11 at the earliest and he might be out longer than that.

Goedert is the fifth player the Eagles player on injured reserve that will begin practicing with the team again this week. Philly previously activated 21-day windows for Jalen Reagor, Jason Peters, T.J. Edwards, and Rudy Ford on Monday. It’s not perfectly clear who all will be able to suit up as soon as this weekend’s Cowboys game but one should be encouraged to see the Eagles are getting healthier in the near future.

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