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.
Coach Doug Pederson revealed Wednesday that Perkins is dealing with a knee injury and will miss "significant time," Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. Pederson said that Perkins' injury was a contributing factor to the Eagles' decision earlier this week to designate fellow tight end Richard Rodgers as one of their two players eligible to return from injured reserve. If Rodgers fares well in his initial three practices of the regular season, he could be added to the roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints, with Perkins becoming a candidate to shift to IR to facilitate the transaction. Even when healthy this season, Perkins has been a distant third on the depth chart behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, notching just five receptions for 67 yards across nine games while seeing most of his duties on special teams.
Perkins (head) was not listed on the Eagles' most recent injury report, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Perkins suffered a head injury during the Eagles' second preseason contest. As with most players, Philadelphia remained relatively mum regarding his status and subsequent progression. Without his name in the report, it's expected that Perkins will be available as depth tight end for Thursday's season opener.
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|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|
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|3 Year Avg||5||3||36||0||2||12.00||3|