Goedert caught one of his three targets for four yards in Thursday's 18-12 win over the Falcons.
Although he was reportedly to see more playing time as the Eagles utilized more two-tight end sets with Alshon Jeffery out, Goedert was only on the field for 24-percent of the offensive plays in the win. The Eagles' 2018 first-round pick made some rookie mistakes in the contest, failing to get both feet in on a potential touchdown in the first half and later deflecting his final target to a defender for a fourth-quarter interception. Nevertheless, the South Dakota State product still has immense potential and instantly becomes an intriguing play should anything happen to Zach Ertz over the course of the season.
Goedert is likely to see more playing time with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) likely to miss two weeks, Jimmy Kempski of the Morning Call reports.
The rookie has done nothing but impress this offseason and will get additional chances to show how "pro-ready" he is in the early going, thanks to the Eagles' banged-up receiving corps. Like most of the Philadelphia regulars, he was held out of the final preseason game Thursday in order to assure health for Week 1 at Atlanta. With Richard Rodgers (knee) also recovering from injury, the 23-year-old has an excellent chance at some targets in the seasons' opening weeks.
Goedert is being held out of Sunday's practice with a seemingly minor injury to his right arm, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
There was speculation about a serious injury when Goedert left Saturday's practice, but it now seems he's merely day-to-day. While he didn't participate Sunday, the rookie second-round pick came out on the field to watch practice and was joking around with his teammates. Goedert caught four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener against Pittsburgh, making a strong case that he's ready for the No. 2 tight end job. It's an important role in the Philadelphia offense, but not one that's likely to allow for a fantasy impact while Zach Ertz is healthy.
Goedert exited to the locker room with trainers during Saturday's practice session, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports.
Goedert didn't make an immediate or eventual return to practice following the issue, which could have major implications depending on the reasoning behind his departure. The second-round pick is expected to fill the role as the second-string tight end behind Zach Ertz after the team released Brent Celek and performed well in his first preseason action with four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. More information on his injury may be disclosed following the practice session, providing a clearer picture of his availability moving forward.
Goedert nabbed four of five targets for 66 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 31-14 loss to Pittsburgh.
The rookie settled into a soft spot in Pittsburgh's coverage on a scramble drill early in the second quarter, leading to a 15-yard Eagles touchdown. The second-round pick looks like a smooth receiver on a roster that knows how to get the ball to the tight end. If all goes as planned, he can slide nicely into Trey Burton's old role opposite starter Zach Ertz.
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