Well, this is disappointing, albeit only slightly. Perhaps, it’s a precaution more than anything. The Philadelphia Eagles announced several roster moves ahead of Week 15’s game versus the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, Dallas Goedert‘s elevation from the injured reserve to the active roster isn’t one of them.
After being a full participant in practice on Friday, it appeared that all signs pointed to his return versus the Chicago Bears. Without him, it still feels as though the Birds have enough firepower to win. Fingers are now crossed that he’ll be back in the lineup for Week 16’s game versus the hated Dallas Cowboys. Obviously, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
The Eagles elevate two players from the practice squad ahead of Week 15’s game.
As expected, Brett Kern has been elevated from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. At the risk of being disrespectful, he may actually serve as an upgrade for the injured Arryn Siposs. Keep in mind the fact that Kern has earned three Pro Bowl nominations in his career (2017-2019).
The Eagles have also announced the elevation of undrafted rookie reserve linebacker/special teamer Christian Elliss. This may not come as a surprise to some, but it is interesting that, after adding Anthony Harris back to the nest, they elected to keep him on the practice squad for this one.
As most of you know, he spent time with Jonathan Gannon in Minnesota with the Vikings. He also started 14 regular-season games for Philadelphia in 2021 and Philly’s lone playoff game last year.
He has a unique knowledge of J.G.’s scheme, but ahead of the Eagles game versus Chicago, the decision has been made to keep him on the scout team for now. That could be something to monitor as we move through the next few weeks.