PHILADELPHIA (TUSEN) – The Eagles announced big news on Saturday that could give their offense a boost in Week 3. Tight end Zach Ertz, who is expected to be available to play, has been activated from the roster reserve COVID-19 ahead of the Eagles’ clash against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.
Ertz was placed on the list on Monday after testing positive for COVID, but he was able to join the active list. Due to his full vaccination, he had to undergo two negative PCR tests 24 hours apart and 48 hours without symptoms to return to the team.
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Ertz suffered from a hamstring injury in the Eagles’ 17-11 home loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but he still played one snap less than compatriot Dallas Goedert. Ertz caught a catch for six yards in the contest.
In other Eagles and Cowboys related news, Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Saturday linebacker Keanu Neal would not be playing Monday night because he tested positive for COVID-19 .
COVID-19 news for Monday evening:
– The #Eagles activated TE Zach Ertz from the COVID-19 reserve list.
– #Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy said LB Keanu Neal tested positive for COVID-19 and released MNF. He is not vaccinated.
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– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2021
Neal has nine total tackles and one tackle for a loss for the Cowboys this season.
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The Eagles hope to win their first away game at AT&T Stadium since 2017 and gain an early advantage in the NFC East Division title chase in Week 3.