Eagles Inactives: Zach Ertz officially out for Rams game

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Eagles Inactives: Zach Ertz officially out for Rams game

LOS ANGELES — The Eagles are without one of their top offensive players for Sunday's game against the Rams at the LA Coliseum. 

Tight end Zach Ertz is officially inactive after suffering a concussion in the third quarter against the Seahawks last week. He was listed as questionable coming into the weekend. 

Ertz had his first two catches of the Seattle game on the first drive of the second half, but he left the game with a concussion on the Eagles' next drive. 

Ertz was able to return to practice Thursday in a limited fashion and practiced again Friday but was not able to completely clear the NFL's concussion protocol. He warmed up before Sunday's game but was not cleared to play. 

Middle linebacker Joe Walker (neck) is also inactive after entering the week listed as questionable. 

Walker suffered a stinger two weeks ago and missed the Seattle game. Najee Goode played most of the snaps in his place last week. 

Joining Ertz and Walker on the list of Eagles' inactive players are Nate Sudfeld, Wendell Smallwood, Will Beatty, Elijah Qualls and Marcus Johnson. 

DE Steven Means is active for the fifth time this season. 

Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

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Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

One day after being released from the Eagles, Vinny Curry has reportedly already found a new home.

The defensive end is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million, with an $11.5 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

After signing him to a five-year, $47.25 million extension in 2016, the Eagles moved on from Curry and his scheduled $11 million cap hit on Friday. The transaction saved the Eagles $5 million in cap space, with $6 million in dead money.

While Curry, 29, had the best season of his career in 2017, his production still didn't match his high cap number and he became more expendable after the Eagles acquired Pro Bowler Michael Bennett from the Seahawks.

Curry will join former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen in Tampa Bay. Allen signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Buccaneers earlier in the week. 

As Bradham re-signs, he lauds former teammate

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As Bradham re-signs, he lauds former teammate

After getting the opportunity to stay with the Super Bowl champions, Nigel Bradham spoke at length and quite passionately about someone who didn’t get the same opportunity.
Brent Celek.
Bradham, the veteran linebacker, spent the last two years with Celek, who the Eagles released earlier this week after 11 seasons.
“That’s obviously devastating, man,” Bradham said. “Taking about a guy who was here his whole career and the way he came every day and his character every day.
“He really … me and a lot of guys on our team what it takes to win a Super Bowl, and he let us know it doesn’t come easy, it takes work, and he came in and worked every day. Like no other.”
Celek was due to earn $5 million in 2018 but is counting only $1 million in dead money against the 2018 cap, so the Eagles gained $4 million under the cap by releasing him.
That cap space certainly helped them find room to re-sign Bradham, who enjoyed a career-best season in 2017 for the Super Bowl champs.
But Bradham was effusive in his praise for the veteran tight end, who has played the fourth-most games in Eagles history.
“You would never know he was (11) years in because of the way he worked,” Bradham said. “So when you lose a guy like that it obviously takes a toll on your team.
“You hate to lose guys like that that meant so much and impacted this team so much. His leadership was on another level. He went over and beyond the things he could have done as a leader. Obviously, wish he could be here still.”