Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Malcolm Jenkins honored, Zach Ertz update
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and tight end Zach Ertz are the subjects of two of the more interesting stories of the team’s week.
Malcolm Jenkins and Zach Ertz are two of the most important members of the Philadelphia Eagles roster. They’ve been the subject of conversation all season long. With that being said, why would Week 14 of the NFL season be any different?
First thing’s first. On December 8th, the Eagles brought guard Darrell Greene back to the nest. This followed the team’s decision to release Dillon Gordon, a tackle. One day earlier, defensive tackle Justin Hamilton was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs roster. Philly signed defensive tackle Winston Craig to take his place.
Malcolm Jenkins gets some well deserved recognition, and the Eagles updated us on Zach Ertz’s status this week.
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Seeing as how the Eagles, seemingly, have one of their members contributing positively to some cause every week, it must have been nearly impossible to select one candidate for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Not only did second-year quarterback Carson Wentz launch his AO1 Foundation, defensive lineman Chris Long decided to donate his entire salary to charity.
Even with those heroic gestures, the team found someone that they felt deserved to be nominated even more than those two did. The team’s named Malcolm Jenkins as their nominee. Finalists will be named in January of 2018.
As far as the on-field product is concerned, the Eagles made a mistake on Thursday by tweeting that Ertz had cleared concussion protocol.
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As you can see, the mistake was recognized and corrected. Ertz is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Every Eagles fan has their fingers crossed that everything goes according to plan and Ertz is able to play on Sunday.