The Eagles are losing a veteran depth piece at the tight end position, as Richard Rodgers is signing with the Washington Redskins.
Rodgers was initially brought in by the team in 2018, but an injury in the preseason forced him to miss the first half of that season. An injury suffered in training camp of 2019 made the team move on from him. He was welcomed back for Week 17 when Zach Ertz was out with an injury and the team had just Dallas Goedert and Josh Perkins available.
The injury history has made the organization sour on Rodgers, and they apparently feel it is best for both parties to move their separate ways. For now, Perkins will hold onto the 3rd spot on the depth chart, unless the team finds a new veteran tight end in free agency or brings in a young tight end late in the draft or as a UDFA.
In total, Rodgers played in eight games for the Eagles and recorded just one catch for seven yards.