2 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles recent signings point to Zach Ertz’s exit

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The Philadelphia Eagles add another veteran, one they’re familiar with.

Well, you didn’t think the Birds would have a quiet weekend, did you? Shortly after lunchtime on the East Coast on June’s second Friday and about two days after parting with three young prospects, including one that some of the fan base had high hopes for, the Philadelphia Eagles announced two signings. 

They’ve decided to add wide receiver Michael Walker to the nest. They’ve also made the decision to, again, kick the tires on tight end Richard Rodgers. The latter played well in 2020, but this is his third stint with the team. He’s also turning 30 years old in January even though, for whatever reason, he just looks like he’s older than that.

Still, veteran signings who are familiar with the franchise is a roster-building tool that Philly uses frequently, especially when they intend to keep the veteran around. The Birds have a lot of youth on the preseason roster at the tight end position. They could have easily let those guys battle it out for two spots behind Dallas Goedert, but rather than do that, they added a guy whose skill set they’re familiar with.

If you’re like most Eagles fans, you already know that history has taught us the young guys aren’t getting a shot. This is like kicking the tires on Jason Peters, and Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles. That’s just what this team does.