Ertz returning on Sunday, but another key Eagle is questionable


After missing the last five games, Zach Ertz will make his return on Sunday afternoon against the Packers at Lambeau Field.

Ertz (ankle) was a full participant in Friday’s practice and is good to go. But Darius Slay (calf) is listed as questionable.

Here’s the full report from Friday:

Even before his ankle injury back on Oct. 18, Ertz wasn’t having a good season. He had just 24 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown in six games. But it behooves him and the Eagles for Ertz to have a good final five games of this season. With his future in Philly very much in question, a good stretch run can boost his value for a trade and a future contract.

While Cox was limited on Friday after missing the first two days of practice this week, head coach Doug Pederson said keeping Cox out was more precautionary with that neck injury. During his long career, Cox has missed just three total games.

Slay didn’t pop up on the injury report until Thursday, so there’s a chance he suffered that calf injury during practice. After he traveled with DK Metcalf on Monday, Slay is expected to have another big challenge on Sunday against Davante Adams. If Slay can’t play, the Eagles would either have to start Michael Jacquet or move Jalen Mills from safety to corner. The Eagles really need Slay on Sunday.

It’s also good news that Edwards will be able to play in this game. He was not given a game designation.


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