Eagles TE Richard Rodgers carted off the field during Monday’s practice
NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark notes that the injury looks severe, and Rodgers was in tears, before covering his head with a towel. Multiple reports say Rodgers crawled off the field before getting help from the training staff. He was visibly upset, as head coach Doug Pederson went over to him to attempt to calm his nerves.
Though Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are solidified as the top two tight end options, Rodgers’ experience and leadership was a valuable addition to the 2018 squad. While he played just seven games and recorded one catch for seven yards, the Eagles re-signed Rodgers on a two-year deal earlier this offseason.
Rodgers has struggled to stay consistently healthy as an Eagle. His latest injury and foot ailment earlier this offseason are just another chapter to that story. He started 2018 on the injured reserve with a knee injury, then came off it in mid-November.
The Eagles have dealt with their fair share of injuries during training camp and preseason. In the first two preseason games, quarterback Nate Sudfeld (ankle) and Cody Kessler (concussion) went down. To replace them, the team signed 40-year-old Josh McCown.
To replace Rodgers, the Eagles will likely look at their bench. As of now, tight ends Will Tye, Joshua Perkins, and Alex Ellis are rostered.