Ertz (concussion) is listed as inactive for Sunday's road matchup with the Rams, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Medical clearance from an independent neurologist seemingly came too late for Ertz to make an appearance this week. He'll thus turn his focus to a divisional game against the Giants next Sunday. In his stead, Brent Celek and Trey Burton will man tight end for the Eagles.
The Eagles plan to test out Ertz before the game and cautioned that earlier reports that Ertz was doubtful to suit up may have been premature. According to Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ertz is still experiencing a dull headache, which has prevented the Eagles from formally signing off on his return. It's likely that Ertz's status won't be decided until 90 minutes before the 4:25 p.m. EST kickoff, making the tight end a risky fantasy roll this week.
Ertz (concussion) will be evaluated before Sunday's game against the Rams, but is considered doubtful, per a source, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Ertz participated in practices Thursday and Friday, but remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and is officially listed as questionable. Brent Celek and Trey Burton would be the main beneficiaries of Ertz's possible absence.
Head coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Ertz remains in the concussion protocol, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. As a result, Ertz is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, per Zangaro.
For the second day in a row, Ertz participated in practice, including individual drills Friday, according to Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. In the aftermath of Thursday's faux pas about his standing in the protocol, though, Ertz's situation is murky heading into the weekend. Sunday's 4:25 p.m. EST kickoff isn't exactly appealing for roster management, but Trey Burton and (to a lesser extent) Brent Celek are capable of modest performances when pressed into duty at tight end.
Erroneously, the Eagles relayed Ertz escaped the protocol in the midst of the aforementioned session, which he kicked off with stretching. To raise the stakes, he was wearing a helmet as well, so signs pointed to a quicker than expected recovery. Upon the release of the injury report, though, he was listed as limited, and clarification about his standing in the protocol soon followed. In order to play Sunday against the Rams, Ertz still must receive clearance from an independent neurologist.
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