Eagles TE Zach Ertz clears concussion protocol

Dec 3, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
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[UPDATE]: NFL Insider Adam Schefter revealed on Saturday that Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is considered doubtful for game versus the Rams despite being listed as questionable.

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has cleared concussion protocol and is now able to suit up for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams should he be ready in time.

Ertz was previously listed as doubtful for the matchup with L.A. due to the concussion, which caused him to leave last Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. He tied a season-low with two receptions, failing to find the end zone for only the fifth time all season.

On the year, Ertz has hauled in 57 receptions for 663 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns. He’s just 17 yards behind receiver Alshon Jeffery for the team lead in yards, having continued to build upon the rapport he established with quarterback Carson Wentz last season when he hauled in a career-high 78 receptions.

Now in his fifth year with the Eagles, he has missed a total of just four career games. A second-round pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Stanford, he has started only half of his 72 career appearances, but appears set for a potential first career Pro Bowl nomination in 2017.

Had Ertz been ruled out, or should he be limited by the injury come Sunday, Philadelphia could potentially turn the reins at tight end over to a combination of Brent Celek and Trey Burton.

Ertz has matched up with the Rams only once in his career, back in 2014. The Eagles will arrive in California with their high-octane offense, which is tied with the Rams for the most points in football coming into play on Sunday (361).

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