Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert

Tight End #88
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 256 lb.
College:South Dakota State
Born:January 3, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 2 (49)
Draft Team:PHI

Dallas Goedert: 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.

September 29, 2020 12:08 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: 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.

September 29, 2020 8:25 AM EST

Dallas Goedert: Dealing with fractured ankle

Goedert sustained a fractured left ankle in Sunday's 23-23 tie with the Bengals and is expected to miss an extended period of time, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday that Goedert would miss "some time" with the injury, though the coach didn't offer any specifics regarding the nature of the ankle issue, nor did he put a firm estimate on how long the tight end would be sidelined. With the news that Goedert is dealing with a fracture rather than a sprain to his left ankle, the 25-year-old looks to be a strong candidate for short-term injured reserve -- a three-game absence -- at the very least. Zach Ertz could absorb some of the target volume vacated by Goedert's absence, but there may be plenty of looks up for grabs among the Eagles' pass-catching corps with wideout Jalen Reagor (thumb) also on track to remain sidelined during the Eagles' Week 4 game in San Francisco. Alshon Jeffery (foot), DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (lower body) may also be at risk of missing that contest.

September 29, 2020 7:18 AM EST

Dallas Goedert: Without timetable for return

Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Goedert (ankle) will miss "some time," Vaughn Johnson of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: Goedert was forced out of Sunday's 23-23 tie to the Bengals due to an ankle injury in the first quarter. The third-year pro appears to be on track to sit out Week 4's matchup against the 49ers, and possibly to miss action beyond that. Goedert had been an integral component of Philadelphia's passing game during the first two weeks, having accounted for 13 catches (18 targets), 131 yards and a touchdown, making his absence a significant blow for quarterback Carson Wentz. With all of Jalen Reagor (thumb), DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Alshon Jeffery (foot), J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (lower body) and Quez Watkins (upper body) also banged up, the Eagles have little in the way of healthy pass catchers behind Zach Ertz.

September 28, 2020 10:38 AM EST

Dallas Goedert: Likely to miss time

Goedert is "expected to miss some time" after injuring his left ankle during Sunday's 23-23 tie with the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Goedert didn't play beyond the first quarter, finishing with one seven-yard catch. The Eagles will order up a battery of tests, including an MRI, to get to the bottom of the matter, but it appears there's some doubt about his upcoming availability. The team travels to San Francisco next Sunday, a game in which Zach Ertz may have all the targets he can handle due to injuries to Goedert and the wide receiver corps.

September 27, 2020 3:38 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Ruled out Sunday

Goedert (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Bengals.

Analysis: Goedert left the contest in the first quarter after making his only catch, a seven-yarder. Before heading to the locker room, his left ankle was examined by the team's medical staff, and the injury is severe enough to end his day. With Goedert out, Philly will lean on Zach Ertz to handle most of the TE work, while Richard Rodgers is the only other Eagle at the position.

September 27, 2020 11:59 AM EST

Dallas Goedert: Goes to locker room Sunday

Goedert (ankle) went to the locker room during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Goedert limped off the field after making a seven-yard catch and had his left ankle examined on the sideline before the visit to the locker room. It's unclear if he'll be able to return, but in his absence Zach Ertz should have plenty of opportunity to produce with just Richard Rodgers to worry about in his position group.

September 27, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Dallas Goedert: Sees eight targets again

Goedert caught four of his eight targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 37-19 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Goedert has now seen one more target than Zach Ertz in each of the season's first two games and is outpacing him 131-60 in terms of yards. While neither did much in this contest, it seems the Eagles have two legit tight-end options heading into a Week 3 matchup with Cincinnati, and Goedert merits consideration as a low-end TE1.

September 20, 2020 10:46 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Scores, tops 100-yard mark

Goedert caught eight of nine targets for 101 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Goedert led the team in targets, catches and yards in this one as a tough Washington defense keyed in on Zach Ertz. He helped his team race out to a 17-point lead in the second quarter when he made a beautiful over-the-shoulder touchdown catch on a deep ball from Carson Wentz. Goedert took a big step forward in terms of production in his second season and appears poised to do so again in his third NFL campaign, although the offense will be rather rich in terms of skill players once everyone is healthy. He will look to build on a strong debut next Sunday against the Rams.

September 13, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Resumes practicing

Goedert (thumb) participated in Sunday's practice, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Goedert suffered a hairline fracture in his left thumb Friday, but he's already managed to resume participating in practice, albeit with a wrap on his hand. Top tight end Zach Ertz (upper body) also retook the practice field Sunday, putting Goedert back in position to handle his usual amount of daily reps. Even if Goedert's thumb isn't fully healed by Week 1, the expectation appears to be that he'd play through any issues.

August 23, 2020 5:42 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Dealing with thumb issue

Goedert reportedly has a hairline fracture in one of his thumbs, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: The good news is that the tight end may be able return to practice next week, possibly sporting a splint on his injured thumb at that time. Fellow tight end Zach Ertz (upper body) is day-to-day himself, leaving extra practice reps for Josh Perkins, Noah Togiai and Caleb Wilson.

August 21, 2020 2:19 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Added to injury list

Goedert is day to day with an upper-body injury, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Goedert, Miles Sanders and Boston Scott were all held out of Wednesday's practice, but there hasn't been any indication that they're in danger of missing Week 1. The Eagles figure to have Joshua Perkins joining Zach Ertz in two-TE formations while Goedert is absent from practice.

August 19, 2020 8:45 AM EST

Dallas Goedert: Punched at restaurant

Goedert is uninjured after being sucker punched at a restaurant in South Dakota on Friday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was apparently out to eat with his family when he was punched unprovoked. Goedert made a precautionary trip to the hospital, but he checked out fine and was granted his release. The 2018 second-round pick is poised to work behind Zach Ertz as Philadelphia's second tight end again in 2020.

June 20, 2020 4:20 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Paces pass catchers in loss

Goedert secured seven of eight targets for 73 yards in the Eagles' 17-9 wild-card loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: Goedert unsurprisingly served as the leader of the pass-catching corps in receptions, receiving yards and targets, even with Zach Ertz (ribs/kidney) active for the contest. Goedert made an exponential leap in his second pro season, finishing with a 58-607-5 line across 15 games during the regular season in addition to Sunday's production. The 25-year-old managed to avoid peaks and valleys for the most part as well, notching at least three grabs in each of the last 11 games of the campaign. He'll now enter the offseason with an eye on making an even bigger impact in 2020, although that could prove challenging as long as Ertz is around and healthy.

January 5, 2020 5:23 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Ineffective in Week 17 win

Goedert caught four of 10 targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Giants.

Analysis: As expected with Zach Ertz (ribs) sidelined, Goedert was Carson Wentz's favorite option in the passing game, but the second-year tight end wasn't able to turn that volume into a particularly impressive performance. He's still seen double-digit targets in back-to-back games, and if Ertz remains out -- or even just less than 100 percent -- for next weekend's wild-card game against the Seahawks, Goedert figures to see a heavy workload once again.

December 29, 2019 8:52 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Headed for busy afternoon

Goedert will operate as the Eagles' top tight end Sunday against the Giants, with Zach Ertz (ribs) ruled out for the game, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Goedert has already been handling a three-down role, with injuries forcing the Eagles to rely on multi-TE formations nearly every week. He's working on a six-game streak with six or more targets, including a 9-91-1 receiving line in last week's 17-9 win over the Cowboys. Goedert is locked in as a central figure in the Eagles' passing game and could push for double-digit targets again with Ertz temporarily out of the picture.

December 27, 2019 3:28 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Grabs TD in crucial win

Goedert caught nine of 12 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Zach Ertz missed most of the first half due to injured ribs, but the Eagles' passing game didn't miss a beat with Goedert taking his place as Carson Wentz's most trusted option. The second-year tight end is having a solid finish to the campaign, catching 33 of 45 targets for 321 yards and two TDs over the last six games, and he could see another elevated workload in Week 17 if Ertz is less than 100 percent.

December 22, 2019 8:08 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Five grabs in win

Goedert caught five of six targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 37-27 win over the Redskins.

Analysis: Philadelphia's backup tight end continues to play a sizable role in the offense with all of the team's injuries at the wide receiver position. Goedert has now totaled at least three receptions in each of his past nine games, and this was his third time topping 50 yards in that stretch.

December 15, 2019 3:13 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Gets six targets in win

Goedert caught three of his six targets for 41 yards in Monday night's 23-17 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Goedert didn't make his first catch until the final drive of the first half and surprisingly didn't get much more involved after Jeffery was ruled out of the remainder of the game with a foot injury. The South Dakota State product did contribute to the victory, however, as his 28-yard catch in the fourth quarter helped set up the game-tying touchdown. He's now seen at least six targets in four-straight games, but his red-zone involvement continues to be hit-or-miss heading into a Week 15 matchup with Washington.

December 10, 2019 7:40 PM EST

Dallas Goedert: Second-leading receiver in loss

Goedert caught six of seven targets for 66 yards during Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: On a day in which Philadelphia's passing attack racked up 310 yards and three scores against the Miami secondary, Goedert ranked second on the team in targets and was one of two Eagles to exceed 45 receiving yards. The second-year tight end was actually Carson Wentz's preferred target at the position in Week 13, and he has surpassed Zach Ertz in target share over two of the Eagles' past four games. Goedert has 13 catches for 98 yards over Philadelphia's past two outings, heading into a Week 14 matchup against a Giants defense that so far this season has surrendered the fewest number of receptions (39) to opposing tight ends.

December 1, 2019 4:30 PM EST

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