The Eagles didn't just lose their first game of the 2022 NFL season on Monday night, when the Commanders edged their NFC East rivals, 32-21. They also lost one of their most reliable offensive weapons. After hurting his shoulder on a fumble that should've been negated by a missed face mask penalty, tight end Dallas Goedert will miss at least four games after landing on injured reserve Wednesday.
The 27-year-old's injury won't keep him out for the remainder of 2022, per NFL Media, but now he won't be eligible to return until Week 15 against the Bears. Goedert did not exit Monday's game for an early locker-room evaluation, but he was visibly in pain following the play in which he fumbled, finishing the night with three catches for 23 yards and a touchdown.
With Goedert out, the Eagles figure to lean on a rotation of reserves at tight end. Second-year backup Jack Stoll is the official No. 2, but he has just four catches on the year. Rookie sixth-round pick Grant Calcaterra has just one career catch but is familiar with quarterback Jalen Hurts from their brief shared time at Oklahoma. Converted QB Tyree Jackson, a former offseason darling, is also returning from the physically unable to perform list, while backup Noah Togiai is on the practice squad.