Eskin: Zach Ertz will report to Eagles training camp on time


Zach Ertz is expected to be at the start of Philadelphia Eagles training camp on Tuesday and there is a "great chance" he will remain on the team for the start of the 2021 season, 94WIP's Howard Eskin reports.

Eskin joined Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Thursday morning to discuss the report on Ertz.

"He's been working out with the team for probably about a couple of weeks," Eskin said of Ertz. "I said there's a great chance, maybe I should have said there's a good chance he will start the season with them. Here's the caveat to the whole thing. Nobody out there needs a tight end and that's really what the Eagles were waiting for...Zach Ertz has resided himself to put the past in the past, move forward. I think he understands he's not the starting tight end, that it will be Dallas Goedert, and that he has accepted all of that."

Ertz, 30, has been involved in plenty of trade rumors. In May, Ertz was a no show for Phase 2 of the Eagles' voluntary program.

After the 2020 season, Ertz was extremely emotional during a press conference on January, seemingly anticipating his time in Philadelphia may be coming to an end.

“Zach's a really good player and a really good person, and he's under contract with the Eagles," Howie Roseman said in May. "At the same time, we have a lot of respect for him and what kind of player he is and what he's done for our team. But this isn't a guy in the twilight of his career. He's a guy still in his prime. A year ago at this time everyone was talking about where he ranked with the top tight ends in the league. So we feel really good about the kind of player he is and we have to do what's best for our team as well and again we have a lot of respect for him and continue to remain a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, if something changes, we'll update you guys.”

The three-time Pro Bowl tight end is entering his final year of his contract, set to make $8.5 million.