The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to begin training camp next week, Tuesday, July 26. With both rookies and veterans set to report, the team will be down two players.
According to a report from Jimmy Kempski, Tyree Jackson and Brett Toth will be on the active/physically unable to perform list. Neither player was expected to be ready, as both suffered the same injury during Week 18 against the Dallas Cowboys last season.
EAGLES TRAINING CAMP WILL BEGIN WITH TWO PLAYERS ON ACTIVE/PUP LIST
Tyree Jackson is a quarterback who turned to tight end, and has been one of the most anticipated players to watch on the Philadelphia Eagles. Last offseason, he had a very promising training camp with many believing he could earn a roster spot for the 2021 season.
He suffered a fractured bone in his back last August, and was placed on injured reserve. Unfortunately, he wasn’t activated until late in the season, making his debut on November 7 on both offense and special teams. In December, Jackson had his first carer start. During Week 18, he caught the first pass of his NFL career from Gardner Minshew. However, the game ended with a torn ACL, ending his season.
Jackson was placed on the inured reserve list and did not play in Philadelphia’s post-season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Without injury, Jackson would be competing for a spot behind veteran Dallas Goedert. His competition includes Jack Still, Grant Calcaterra, Richard Rodgers, Noah Togai, and wide receiver turned tight end J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. Given his inability to play, it’s possible Jackson will take over the TE3 position — the same role he held last season behind Goedert and Stoll.
Brett Both has been with the Eagles since 2019, initially signing a three-year contract. Philadelphia waived Toth, and the Cardinals claimed him. Arizona waived him, giving him a second change to return to the Eagles.
Toth made his NFL debut in 2020. He played in 17 total games since then, starting in one. In the same Week 18 game as Tyree Jackson, Toth suffered a knee injury. He has been on the injured reserve list since.
Even if healthy, there is no guarantee Toth will make the Eagles’ roster. Philadelphia already has one of the best offensive lines in the league, leaving little room for the 25-year-old.
A 2022 SEASON RETURN
Prior to the 2022 season, the NFL required players who were on the reserve/PUP list to miss the first six games. This year, however, they must miss four.
Jackson and Toth’s earliest return will be against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5. The game is on the road.
Currently, there are is no specific timeline or possible date of return for either player.