On Monday the Eagles kicked off the first of two joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens. The practice ended up being a disaster for tight end Richard Rodgers, as he had to be carted off the field after suffering a foot injury.
Today the team announced that the injury is going to keep Rodgers off the field for a while.
This could be a curtain call for Rodgers as an Eagle. Last season he suffered a knee injury in the preseason that cost him more than half of the 2018 campaign. The Eagles will likely want to have a healthy tight end to back up Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert throughout all of the 2019 season.
If the Eagles want a third tight end who is already on the roster and no longer see Rodgers as that option, then Joshua Perkins will likely have the edge of winning that roster spot (with Will Tye and Alex Ellis also competing for the spot). The team might also try to find depth from outside the current team, as they could try doing a one-for-one player trade with a team to acquire a tight end and give up a player from another position with more depth.