By David F. Cohen
Injured tight end Zach Ertz is almost guaranteed to be out for the Eagles’ Monday’s game against the Bears.
With an early bye week, he might not play again until Week 5. The way Doug Pederson talked about Trey Burton at his press conference yesterday, it seems Burton will play against the Bears.
If Burton plays, the offense should look effectively the same as it did in Week 1.
Burton isn’t the same level of a threat as Ertz is, but he has proven time and again to be a reliable pass-catcher, and is just as good a blocker at Ertz. While the Eagles didn’t get to use all three of their tight ends against the Browns, that didn’t stop Pederson from using three-tight end sets.