Tight End Zach Ertz Uncertain for Sunday
Tight end Zach Ertz practiced on a limited basis the last two days, he is still in the concussion protocol. Ertz could do some physical activity and so he was limited today.
"He was limited," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said on Friday.
"He did some individual [work]. Put in a couple plays. Part of his protocol is just seeing where he's at. Again, you don't ever want to rush anybody completely back."
When asked whether or not he would be available this Sunday against the Los Angles Rams, Pederson said: “He is still in the protocol.”
Ertz remains one of the team’s leading receivers, on the season, he has logged a team-high 57 receptions for 663 yards and seven touchdowns.
If wasn't able to go on Sunday, the Eagles would turn to Trey Burton to fill the role of pass-catching tight end, but that wouldn't change the Eagles offensive game-plan.
"Well, we had to do this a couple of weeks ago against the Broncos when it was game time and Zach couldn't go," explained Pederson on Wednesday.
"We just went in and sat down with [Offensive coordinator] Frank [Reich] and the offensive staff and just made a few adjustments to the call sheet. We don't have two separate game plans basically for each player. Everyone, kind of like the running backs, we have multiple running backs and if one were to go down, the next guy just roles in there and we plug him in. We don't make those kind of changes."
While Ertz is a key part of the Eagles offense, Burton is a fine replacement.
Last week in the Eagles loss to the Seahawks, with Ertz out, Burton picked up the slack with four catches for 42 yards. In Week 9 against the Broncos, Burton got the start for Ertz, who missed the game with a hamstring injury, and had two catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in the win over Denver.