Updated: 10:34 p.m.
COSTA MESA, Calif. — As the Eagles begin their practice week at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, they'll be without one of their top playmakers.
Zach Ertz is still going through the NFL's concussion protocol.
According to head coach Doug Pederson, Ertz has been in meetings, which means he's at least reached the second phase of the NFL's five-phase protocol.
"The sense is that he's doing well," Pederson said. "But again, I don't want to get into too many details about it, but he's still in the protocol and we just have to monitor him day by day."
It's possible Ertz could be cleared later in the week, after the Eagles have gone through most, if not all, of their practices. But Pederson thinks Ertz would still be able to play in that scenario.
"In his case, he's had a lot of reps with Carson (Wentz), he's had a lot of reps with the plays that we have in the game plan," Pederson said. "I'm not as concerned with something like that. Maybe if it's an offensive or defensive lineman, linebacker, who's got to see and recognize a lot of things. We do play with a lot of multiple tight end sets. (Tight ends coach) Justin Peele does a great job preparing those guys during the week. Probably not as concerned."
Linebacker Joe Walker (neck) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Walker suffered a stinger in the first half against the Bears and missed the Seahawks game. Najee Goode played most of the snaps in his place.
Destiny Vaeao (shoulder) missed practice. He and Ertz were the only two players to not practice.