The Philadelphia Eagles are gaining a player back this week. On Tuesday morning, the team activated tight end Dallas Goedert from Injured Reserve to the 53-man roster.
After sitting out for the last five weeks, it is likely Goedert will make his return in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys.
DALLAS GOEDERT LIKELY TO RETURN IN WEEK 16
The Eagles lone loss was to the Washington Commanders this season. And that same game also marked the loss of Dallas Goedert. During a missed penalty, the 27-year-old was pulled to the ground by his face mask. He suffered a small fracture to his left shoulder.
With Goedert out, tight end Jack Stoll took over the position. He caught seven passes for 74 yards. Rookie Grant Calcaterra and Tyree Jackson also got some playing time in.
Last week, Philadelphia opened up Goedert’s 21-day practice window; however, he did not play against the Chicago Bears. The Eagles still won the game 25-20, pulling ahead in the standings, 13-1.
Goedert’s return will come at a beneficial time as quarterback Jalen Hurts is now expected to be out for the next one to two weeks. With backup quarterback Gardner Minshew expected to play, Goedert will now allow for another throwing option.
The Eagles are scheduled to practice Tuesday through Thursday before they head to Dallas for their Christmas Eve match-up.
Through eight games, Goedert has 544 receiving yards, ranking third among NFC tight ends. Despite having a massive season, he was taken off the Pro Bowl ballot as he no longer qualified after being placed on IR.