Eagles activate veteran tight end Rodgers

Posted on August 3, 2022 - Last Updated on August 4, 2022

The Eagles tight end position where the Birds are skating a bit short-handed.

That status improved Wednesday when the team announced that veteran Richard Rodgers has been activated from the physically unable to perform list. Rodgers was placed on the PUP list a week ago. He spent the majority of last season on the practice squad and only played three games.

Rodgers is expected to practice tomorrow.

Behind starter Dallas Goedert, the Eagles have a lot of bodies but no clear-cut backup. Rodgers could be that guy. 

The Eagles have Rodgers, Jack Stoll, sixth-round rookie Grant Calcaterra, Tyree Jackson, Jaeden Graham, Noah Togiai and converted wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.

There is a tremendous opportunity for someone to land a job in that backup tight end position.

Rodgers, 30, signed with the Eagles during the 2018 offseason after spending the first four years of his career with Green Bay. He was a third-round pick in the 2014 draft.

In 24 games with the Eagles, he has 27 catches for 363 yards and two touchdowns. Last season, Rodgers had two catches for 11 yards.

In four years with the Packers, he had 120 catches for 1,166 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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Chuck Bausman is an Eagles writer for Iggles.com. Chuck formerly was the Executive Sports Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and the Executive Sports Editor of the Courier-Post in South Jersey. He learned how to cuss by watching Philly sports.

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