Zach Ertz: Thursday Night Football Should Be Changed

Zach Ertz. (Jeff Fusco)

Zach Ertz. (Jeff Fusco)

BALTIMORE — After the Eagles’ 27-26 loss to the Ravens, they have to immediately turn their attention to the Giants as they host the NFC East rival on Thursday Night Football. But multiple players dislike how the league handles these games, including Zach Ertz.

“You eliminate a preseason game and you add a little mini bye for Thursday games. If they want these Thursday games, I think it’s the best way to approach it,” Ertz said. “Add a little 10-day bye in between a Sunday and a Thursday game and then another 10 days after that. If they want to play Thursday games, that’s obviously tough.” Read more »

Eagles Notes: Pederson Will Ask Ertz About Avoiding Contact

Zach Ertz and Vontaze Burfict. (USA Today Sports)

Zach Ertz and Vontaze Burfict. (USA Today Sports)

Before Doug Pederson admitted that some guys didn’t play hard in the Eagles’ 32-14 loss to the Bengals, he noted how he wanted to talk to Zach Ertz about a play in the first quarter.

Facing third-and-8 from Philadelphia’s 38-yard-line, Carson Wentz scrambled to the right to pick up the first down. But along the way, Ertz had a chance to block Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Instead, Ertz got out of the way and avoided contact. Read more »

Eagles-Seahawks Inactives: Two Key Starters Available

Jordan Matthews. (Jeff Fusco)

Jordan Matthews. (Jeff Fusco)

SEATTLE — The following Eagles are inactive for their game against the Seahawks: Josh Andrews, Terrence Brooks, Dillon Gordon, Aaron Grymes, Taylor Hart, Steven Means and Matt Tobin. That means Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews, both of whom were questionable to play, will be available. Read more »

Two Key Eagles ‘Questionable’ For Seahawks Game

Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews. (USA Today Sports)

Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews. (USA Today Sports)

Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews will both be listed as “questionable” on the Eagles’ injury report this week for their game against the Seahawks on Sunday. Matthews had back spasms in the weight room on Tuesday, while Ertz experienced tightness in his hamstring during practice on Wednesday. Read more »

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