Tight end Zach Ertz is due an extension just about any day now with the Philadelphia Eagles, and expressed frustrations earlier in the season when they were able to come up with something prior to the season.
Now, apparently, that's the furthest thing from his mind.
It would be a complete understatement to say that the Eagles are not playing great this season, so it's no wonder that Ertz can't think about anything else. With just one touchdown and only a handful of catches through three games, there's still time for the team to get Ertz involved. They need to do something.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, and he is having tests to see how severe the damage is.
The Eagles cannot afford another injury right now, especially to someone who has a significant impact on making their quarterback look good or bad.
The Eagles play the San Francisco 49ers this week, who are dealing with some significant injuries of their own.
In one of the most bone-headed plays from Sunday (and there were a lot, so that's saying something), Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson decided to punt on fourth-and-twelve during overtime, instead of going for it. In hindsight, Pederson admits that that wasn't the best idea.
Pederson's reasoning behind the decision to punt was that it would give the Cincinnati Bengals a chance to win. To me, this says more about the team's dwindling confidence in starting quarterback Carson Wentz than anything else.
Understatement of the century: The Philadelphia Eagles have been disappointing so far this season. Part of that is they're bad, the other part is injuries.
One of the pieces they are hoping to get back, wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey, is not done cooking yet.
Jeffrey practiced for the first time this week, which is what sparked the optimism. Jalen Reagor is also out this week.
The Philadelphia Eagles have had numerous issues with their offensive line this offseason. Add another one to the list. Right tackle Lane Johnson had ankle surgery in August. Not great!
I'll never understand why in the NFL, they are just like, "oh yeah, a simple surgery to clean out my knee/ankle." But anyways.
Johnson has since returned to practice this week. Even as a limited participant, that is good news for a team that does not need any more problems as far as the O-line goes. Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard are both gone for the season with injuries.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is under contract through next season. But will that be the end of Ertz in Philly? His agent and the team have been working on a deal, though things have come to a halt more than one time.
Ertz has expressed that he wants to stay in Philadelphia, but not for free. But does Philadelphia want him?
If he spends all this time worrying about his contract, we're going to have a lot of people pissed off at their fantasy teams this season.
On the flip side, betting on oneself is always good for production. If he plays well enough, he's bound to get a big payday somewhere, whether its in Philadelphia or not.
The Philadelphia Eagles extended cornerback Craig James' contract, keeping him with the team through 2021.
James was primarily a special teams player and was set to become a restricted free agent before this extension.
Basically the entire Philadelphia Eagles defensive line was on the injury report earlier this week. Among those, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and defensive end Derek Barnett were both said to be missing some time. Before Eagles fans head into a tailspin, NFL Network reported that those players could be ready sooner rather than later, maybe even by the season opener.
We'll keep an eye on this one.
Veteran running back LeSean McCoy signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, and there was an obvious reason why: Tom Brady is there.
I mean, duh. If you're asked who the best bet is to win you a ring, you're nine times out of ten either going to say Joe Flacco or Tom Brady.
McCoy told reporters on Tuesday, that while he continued to monitor the Philadelphia Eagles, and weigh other options, Brady and the Bucs eventually won out. The palm trees and sunshine nonstop can't really hurt either, I get it.
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