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Eagles sign veteran TE Richard Rodgers to practice squad

Field Level Media
21 Oct 2021, 03:40 GMT+10

The Philadelphia Eagles signed tight end Richard Rodgers to the practice squad, one of four roster moves by the team on Wednesday.

The Eagles also activated the 21-day practice windows for two players returning from injured reserve -- tight end Tyree Jackson and safety K'Von Wallace -- and released tackle Casey Tucker from the practice squad.

Rodgers, 29, played in 22 games over three seasons with the Eagles from 2018-20. He has 145 career receptions for 1,518 yards and 15 touchdowns in 85 games (28 starts) with the Green Bay Packers (2014-17) and Eagles.

His signing raises questions about starting tight end Dallas Goedert's availability for Sunday's game against the host Las Vegas Raiders.

Goedert has been on the reserve/COVID-19 list since Oct. 12 and did not play in last Thursday night's 28-22 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Undrafted rookie Jack Stoll is currently the only tight end on the active 53-man roster, with the Eagles having traded Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday.

Jackson, also an undrafted rookie, landed on IR in mid-August after sustaining a fractured bone in his back.

Wallace has six tackles in three games (two starts) this season. He was placed on IR on Sept. 28 with a separated shoulder.

--Field Level Media

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