The Philadelphia Eagles have been lucky at the tight end position over the years. Zach Ertz was a stable and at times dominating force for the Eagles. Dallas Goedert has come into his own since taking over for Ertz. Philadelphia could be dangerously thin at the position as they enter the NFL playoffs.

Tyree Jackson tore an ACL in the Eagles’ season finale against the rival Dallas Cowboys. That leaves the team with rookie Jack Stole as the backup. Veteran Richard Rodgers was moved up from the practice squad.

That leaves the Eagles with a wealth of inexperience and depth at tight end. Head coach Nick Sirianni said he thinks Rodgers has been solid and can be trusted. The coach isn’t worried too much, according to Heavy.

“As far as the plan for the tight ends, I think Richard Rodgers has done a good job every time he’s got an opportunity to play.

He brings good veteran leadership. He brings great ability to block, not only in the first level, but at the second level as well, and so he’ll be the one that’s elevated up and ready to go.”

Richard Rodgers had two catches for 11 yards last week against the Cowboys. He played a little over half of the team’s offensive snaps. The Eagles are hoping that their razor thin depth at tight end is enough to get by on the road to the Super Bowl.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a new contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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