Perkins recorded one reception on two targets for five yards in Thursday's 26-15 loss to Baltimore. The fact that Perkins played Thursday is good news, as he left the practice field Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury. It certainly would've been an unfortunate time to go down with an injury, as the 26-year-old sits on the roster bubble as Philadelphia's fourth tight end and obviously needs to see the field to make his case.
Perkins left practice with a trainer for an undisclosed reason, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. What exactly forced Perkins off the practice field is unclear at this time, but the team should have an update on his status soon. Perkins can't afford to miss time with an injury given that he is sitting squarely on the roster bubble.
Perkins appears to be on the roster bubble ahead of the 2019 season, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Entering his fourth season in the league, Perkins has appeared in only 17 games for the Eagles and Falcons over his career and caught eight passes for 109 yards and a score along the way. He's coming off a 2018 campaign in which the tight end finished the year on injured reserve, but Perkins has since returned to team drills this spring, according to Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger. Now healthy, the challenge for Perkins this summer will be to unseat Richard Rodgers for the No. 3 role.
Perkins (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Perkins' placement on injured reserve comes following the activation of fellow tight end Richard Rodgers. Coach Doug Pederson said earlier this week that he expects Perkins to miss "significant time," and it now appears that Perkins will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. Perkins caught five of eleven targets for 67 yards in five games with the Eagles in 2018.
Perkins (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports. Perkins' absence from practice comes as little surprise after coach Doug Pederson said earlier in the day that he expects the tight end to miss "significant time." Dallas Goedert will remain the unquestioned backup to starter Zach Ertz during Sunday's game against the Saints, with Richard Rodgers (knee) a candidate to come off injured reserve and replace Perkins as the Eagles' No. 3 tight end.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||6||4.88|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||19||7.38|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||19||7.38|
|3 Year Avg||5||3||36||0||2||12.00||3|