Dallas Goedert

Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #88
Philadelphia Eagles
Tight End #88
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Dallas Goedert News

Set to take over as TE1

Goedert is expected to be the Eagles' top tight end this season, Glenn Erby of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Goedert outproduced Zach Ertz as the former ascended to the top of the team's depth chart in 2020, hauling in 46 balls for 524 yards and three scores. With Ertz reportedly on the trading block or a candidate for release before Week 1, the 26-year-old stands to take another statistical step forward this season, with the recently re-signed Richards Rodgers backing him up.

Jun 30, 2021 2:15 AM EST

Won't play Sunday night

Goedert (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington.

Analysis: With Goedert and Richard Rodgers (ankle) both out, Zach Ertz could handle an every-down role. Then again, the Eagles have already been eliminated from the playoffs, and they might want to take a look at reserves like Caleb Wilson and Jason Croom at some point Sunday night. Goedert finishes his second season with a 46/524/3 receiving line in 11 games, doing well to average 47.6 yards per game and 8.1 yards per target in a chaotic, subpar offense. He had his biggest games with Carson Wentz at quarterback, but Goedert did show decent chemistry with Jalen Hurts, catching 11 of 17 targets for 120 yards in Weeks 14-16.

Jan 1, 2021 12:40 PM EST

Sits out another practice

Goedert (calf) was listed as a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Goedert has been idle for both of the Eagles' first two Week 17 practices while managing the calf issue. Head coach Doug Pederson hasn't clarified whether Goedert is at risk of missing Sunday's game against the Washington, but with the Eagles having been eliminated from playoff contention, the team could err on the side of caution and hold the tight end out for the season finale if there's truly any concern about his calf.

Dec 31, 2020 1:09 PM EST

No go Wednesday

Goedert (calf) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Goedert left Sunday's loss at Dallas due to a calf injury, which now is keeping him off the practice field. He'll have two additional chances this week to fit in some reps, but if he ends up limited or sitting out Sunday against Washington, Zach Ertz may handle the majority of TE reps with Richard Rodgers still unable to practice with his ankle issue.

Dec 30, 2020 1:43 PM EST

Banged up Sunday

Goedert has been forced out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys due to a calf injury.

Analysis: Goedert left the field early in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles are officially listing him as questionable to return. Zach Ertz will operate as Philadelphia's clear top tight end in the meantime, while Caleb Wilson operates in a No. 2 role.

Dec 27, 2020 3:58 PM EST

Four grabs in loss

Goedert caught four of his eight targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 33-26 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Goedert's day was almost much better, as he was twice targeted in the end zone on the Eagles' penultimate drive, but he couldn't reel in either chance. The 25-year-old led the team in targets for a second-straight week, although this time Jalen Reagor saw eight, as well. The third-year vet also saw more snaps than any offensive skill player and 11 more than Zach Ertz.

Dec 21, 2020 3:07 PM EST

Leads team in targets

Goedert caught four of his six targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Goedert saw more targets than any other Eagle and tied for the club lead in catches. He also came just three yards shy of the top mark in receiving yards, perhaps highlighting the shortcomings of Eagles pass catchers with Jalen Hurts under center. On the bright side for the South Dakota State product, he has at least four catches and six targets in five-straight contests and was on the field for 59 snaps, nine more than Zach Ertz.

Dec 14, 2020 11:14 PM EST

Another solid performance

Goedert caught five of seven targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: The tight end once again led the Eagles in receiving despite the return of Zach Ertz to the lineup, and a mid-game switch at quarterback to Jalen Hurts. The uncertainty at QB makes it tough to trust any member of the Philly offense right now, especially headed into a Week 14 clash with the Saints, but Goedert has seen at least six targets in four straight games, posting a 21-251-2 line during that stretch.

Dec 6, 2020 6:26 PM EST

Leads team in receiving

Goedert caught seven of 10 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-17 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Goedert was comfortably quarterback Carson Wentz's favorite target, as he led the Eagles in all major receiving categories. Along with a 27-yard reception, Goedert's night was highlighted by his three-yard touchdown just before halftime. That play gave Goedert a score in consecutive games, and the tight end has topped 70 yards both of the last two weeks as well. Although teammate Zach Ertz (ankle) stands a chance of returning in Week 13 versus the Packers, Goedert should remain heavily involved as one of his team's few reliable pass-catching options.

Nov 30, 2020 9:25 PM EST

Scores in loss to Browns

Goedert caught five of six targets for 77 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Goedert led the team in catches and receiving yards while finishing second in targets. He produced his best yardage output since the season opener and topped off his performance with a four-yard touchdown grab in the final moments of the game. After struggling to assimilate back into the offense after his absence, Goedert now has nine receptions over his last two games and will look to continue his emergence as his team tries to keep pace with the Seahawks next Monday night.

Nov 22, 2020 4:03 PM EST

Garners six targets in loss

Goedert caught four of his six targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Goedert was on the field for all but five of the Eagles' 67 plays on offense and got more attention in his second game back from injury. Carson Wentz continued to divide targets up evenly, sending at least five to six different receivers. The impending return of Zach Ertz could muddle things even more for Goedert's outlook going forward.

Nov 17, 2020 12:19 AM EST

Draws one target in return

Goedert (lower leg/ankle) caught his lone target for a 15-yard gain Sunday in the Eagles' 23-9 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Playing for the first time since suffering a high-ankle sprain and fractured tibia in a Sept. 27 win over the Bengals, Goedert was thrust into a sizable role in his return to the lineup. Goedert played 53 of the Eagles' 63 offensive snaps in the victory, but Carson Wentz didn't pepper him with targets, with the quarterback instead spreading the ball around liberally between seven different pass catchers. With a Week 9 bye on tap, Goedert's involvement in the passing game should increase in the back half of the Eagles' schedule, especially with Zach Ertz (ankle) likely to miss at least a couple more games.

Nov 2, 2020 9:07 AM EST

Moves off IR

Goedert (lower leg/ankle) was activated off injured reserve Saturday and will play in Sunday's contest against the Cowboys.

Analysis: It remains to be seen how much Goedert will actually play, but this is nevertheless fantastic news for fantasy managers considering most experts assumed the tight end would be out through the team's Week 9 bye. It's possible that because this is a divisional contest against the Cowboys, the team was intent on having all weapons on hand which would also explain the activation of Jalen Reagor (thumb), although that doesn't necessarily assume the lumbering tight end will be return to his full workload. Expect Goedert and Richard Rodgers to split snaps in some capacity as the former works his way back into game shape in this pivotal contest.

Oct 31, 2020 9:28 AM EST

Keeping door open for Week 8 return

Goedert (ankle) said Thursday that he hasn't ruled himself out from playing this weekend against the Cowboys, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: When Goedert (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Sept. 29 after being diagnosed with a small fracture in his left ankle, the prevailing expectation was that he would be sidelined through the Eagles' Week 9 bye. However, after taking part in practice Wednesday when the Eagles designated him to return from IR, Goedert noted that his ankle responded well to the activity, leaving the possibility open for him to return to action sooner than expected. For now, the Eagles are labeling Goedert as day-to-day and are non-committal on his status for Week 8, so an official word on his status may not come until Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, the deadline for the Eagles to add him to the roster ahead of the game against Dallas. If the Eagles err on the side of caution and keep Goedert on IR through their bye, Richard Rodgers would be in store for another turn as the team's top tight end.

Oct 29, 2020 12:10 PM EST

Will start week limited

Coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Goedert (ankle) will be limited in his return to practice, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Goedert still isn't a lock to return for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys, given that Mike Garafolo of NFL Network previously reported he's not expected to suit up until Week 10, after the Eagles' bye. With Zach Ertz (ankle) expected to stay on IR for a few more weeks, that would put Richard Rodgers in line to draw another start, though it's worth noting that Goedert hasn't been officially ruled out and is eligible for activation as soon as he's fully cleared. Jalen Reagor (thumb) will also return to practice Wednesday, so at the very least Philadelphia's pass-catching corps is trending upward.

Oct 28, 2020 9:26 AM EST

Back practicing again

The Eagles designated Goedert (ankle) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Slowly but surely, a banged-up Eagles pass-catching group is beginning to get healthier. While tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) and wideout DeSean Jackson (ankle) are expected to remain on IR for several more weeks, both Goedert and rookie Jalen Reagor (thumb) have been cleared to resume practicing this week, and Alshon Jeffery (calf/foot) should have a shot at making his season debut Sunday against Dallas. Goedert's return to practice doesn't necessarily mean the Eagles are counting on him being ready to play this weekend, as Wednesday's transaction merely opens up a 21-day window during which the team can evaluate him for a return. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported a few days earlier that Goedert is hopeful to return from IR following the Eagles' Week 9 bye, so Richard Rodgers still looks poised to serve as Philadelphia's top tight end for at least one more game.

Oct 28, 2020 6:46 AM EST

Eyeing Week 10 return

Goedert (ankle) is on track to potentially come off injured reserve Week 10 for the Eagles' game against the Giants on Nov. 15, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: While coach Doug Pederson acknowledged Wednesday that Goedert is progressing well from the fractured left ankle that he sustained Sept. 27, the Eagles have yet to designate him to return from injured reserve. Unless Goedert is cleared to return to practice in the days following Thursday's home game versus the Giants, he likely won't warrant any serious consideration to play in the Eagles' Week 8 matchup with the Cowboys before the team heads into its bye Week 9. Fellow tight end Zach Ertz is also projected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after injuring his ankle last Sunday, which likely leaves Richard Rodgers to serve as the top option at the position for the Eagles' two games before the bye.

Oct 22, 2020 7:29 AM EST

Recovery progressing on track

Coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Goedert is progressing well in his recovery from a dislocated left ankle, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: The Eagles haven't yet designated Goedert to return from IR or resume practicing, but he's technically eligible to retake the field as early as Thursday night's game against the Giants. Given the severity of his injury, however, and the fact that fellow tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) is now facing a multi-week recovery of his own, Philadelphia could see fit to take a cautious approach to Goedert's recovery. If Goedert indeed isn't activated in time for Thursday's contest, Richard Rodgers stands to slot into the starting lineup.

Oct 21, 2020 9:26 AM EST

Will miss at least three weeks

The Eagles placed Goedert (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: Goedert was diagnosed with a small fracture in his left ankle following Sunday's 23-23 tie with the Bengals, and while he won't require surgery, the third-year TE will miss at least three games while on IR. He'll be eligible to return in Week 7 against the Giants, a Thursday night game. The Eagles pass catchers have been hit with a major injury bug, as Jalen Reagor (thumb) is out long term while Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) are uncertain for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Expect Richard Rodgers to handle some of the reps left behind by Goedert, but the team could opt to use fewer two tight-end sets for the time being.

Sep 29, 2020 12:08 PM EST

Won't need surgery for ankle

Goedert is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks after being diagnosed Tuesday with a small fracture in his left ankle, but the tight end won't require surgery to address the injury, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Surgery may have put Goedert at risk of missing the rest of the season, but the 25-year-old looks like he may only be in store for a short-term trip to injured reserve, which would entail an absence of at least three games. The Eagles may even hold out hope that Goedert can beat that timeline and return to action Week 6 versus Baltimore, but for the time being, he can probably safely be ruled out for Sunday's game at San Francisco along with the Eagles' Oct. 11 game at Pittsburgh. Along with Goedert, wideouts Jalen Reagor (thumb), DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Alshon Jeffery (foot) are all at risk of sitting out the Week 4 game, so the undermanned Eagles could be down to tight end Zach Ertz, running back Miles Sanders and receivers Greg Ward and John Hightower as the top targets in the passing game.

Sep 29, 2020 8:25 AM EST

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