Perkins (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Daniel Gallen of pennlive.com reports.
Perkins' lack of practice is no surprise, considering that the depth tight end is expected to miss a significant amount of time due to his knee injury. Dallas Goedert will remain the unquestioned backup to starter Zach Ertz during Sunday's game against the Saints.
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 2018, 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 spent the 2017 season on the Falcons' practice squad injured list with an undisclosed injury. The Eagles are currently stacked at tight end, but Trey Burton's contract expires after this season, which could open up a depth spot for Perkins.
Perkins (undisclosed) was waived from the Falcons' practice squad injured list Wednesday, per the league's official transaction log.
Perkins had resided on this list since mid-October, though the exact nature of his injury remains behind closed doors. The second-year tight end will now look to land another contract in advance of the 2018 campaign.
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