ZACH ERTZ IS HAPPY TO BE LEADER IN EAGLES TIGHT END ROOM!

By Michael Donovan

The Eagles lost tight end Trey Burton to free agency and they cut longtime tight end Brent Celek.

So they signed tight end Richard Rodgers, with tight end Zach Ertz now seen the veteran of the group. According to Philly.com, he is looking to take on a leadership role moving forward:

“The room’s definitely going to be different,” Ertz said. “It’s an opportunity for me to kind of move on to the next stage of my career, kind of be the veteran. I was listening to Richard Rodgers speak when he was introduced, [saying] ‘It’s going to be great to finally have a veteran tight end [to learn from].’ I was like, ‘Dude, I’m a year older than you.’ . . . Richard’s a very talented tight end, we’re excited about what he can do. We’ve got three talented tight ends that don’t know what they don’t know, but they have a lot of potential.

“Obviously, we lost two great people, first and foremost, and two really talented football players. Trey is moving on to something that he’s clearly earned, a [tight ends] room . . . where he’s the head guy. Brent, obviously, played 11 years here, which is phenomenal. He’ll probably go down as the best or second-best tight end to ever play here.”

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