Dallas Goedert placed on COVID-19 list by Philadelphia Eagles

Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)
Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) /

It’s a short week for the Philadelphia Eagles which means things are happening a lot faster than we’re used to seeing them happen. Injury reports pop up on Monday. Nick Sirianni’s press conferences are shorter than they usually are, and players on the injury reports, Dallas Goedert included, don’t have the luxury of having until Sunday morning to heal enough to take the field for game day.

Nope, for the Bids, their next game comes just four days after their most recent, and they’ve hit a bit of a speed bump with the defending Super Bowl Champions coming to town for Week 6’s edition of Thursday Night Football.

Dallas Goedert won’t be available for the Eagles versus Tampa Bay.

According to the Eagles official site and team insider Chris McPherson, Goedert has been added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list. This comes just one day after the Monday afternoon injury report listed Philly’s star tight end as one of four players that didn’t participate in a team walkthrough.

At that time, Goedert was designated as having an illness, and naturally, in today’s climate, whether we’re talking about the NFL or anything else, the hope is that we aren’t talking about Coronavirus. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we were talking about with Dallas.

As most of you know, every member of each NFL team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list has either contracted the virus or they’ve come into close contact with someone who has. In order to be removed to be cleared to play by the time Philly suits up for the next game, he’ll need two consecutive negative tests within a 24-hour period.

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Keep your fingers crossed, and hope for the best. The Birds will need all hands on deck to topple the defending world champions, even at home. The question is, even if Goedert is healthy, how often can we expect Philly to get the ball into the gloves of one of the more sure-handed players on the team?

He’s split time with Zach Ertz, probably more often than he should, and as a result, Goedert only has 15 receptions, 216 receiving yards, and two touchdowns on his 2021 resume.