The Eagles placed Perkins (upper body) on injured reserve Wednesday, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. Perkins looked in line to handle a key reserve role for Philadelphia before he suffered a significant upper body injury during practice over the weekend. In his stead, Noah Togiai and Caleb Wilson will look to pick up the slack behind top tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.
Perkins suffered an upper-body injury Sunday and is out indefinitely, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Perkins was slated to get first-team reps for a bit while Zach Ertz (upper body) and Dallas Goedert (thumb) were on the sidelines, but now he'll sit out, too. It sounds like the team will do more tests to gauge the severity of Perkins' injury, but his Week 1 status is in jeopardy. For the time being, Noah Togiai and Caleb Wilson are the only two healthy tight ends in Philadelphia.
Perkins caught nine of his 13 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in five games during the 2019 season. Perkins set new career marks in catches, yards and targets in his third pro season but still wasn't much of a fantasy contributor. The 26-year-old will become a restricted free agent in the offseason, so there is a good chance he will be backing up Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert again in 2020.
Perkins caught four of six targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants. The tight end, promoted off the practice squad at the end of November due to the rash of injuries the Eagles have had to deal with, was pressed into duty at wide receiver in this one and ended up scoring his second career TD, with his first coming as a Falcon back in 2016. Philly will take on Seattle in a wild-card clash next weekend, but despite his solid showing in Week 17, Perkins' role in the offense will likely depend on the health of more talented teammates like Zach Ertz (ribs).
Perkins failed to corral either of his two targets in Sunday's 17-9 win over Dallas. Perkins' targets both came in the first half and were his first in two weeks. The 26-year-old saw 26 offensive snaps in this one and eight on special teams.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||San Francisco 49ers||1||4.50|
|4||10/03||Kansas City Chiefs||30||9.68|
|6||10/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||21||7.80|
|7||10/24||@Las Vegas Raiders||15||7.13|
|9||11/07||Los Angeles Chargers||22||7.88|
|11||11/21||New Orleans Saints||18||7.56|
|12||11/28||@New York Giants||11||6.63|
|13||12/05||@New York Jets||32||11.25|
|15||12/19||Washington Football Team||9||6.47|
|16||12/26||New York Giants||11||6.63|
|17||01/02||@Washington Football Team||9||6.47|
|3 Year Avg||8||5||51||0||3||10.20||5|