Eskin adds there’s a “great chance” Ertz is on the team to start the 2021 season after an offseason of trade expectations.
He notes he’s been working out at the team facility the past couple of weeks and appears to be over his issues with the team.
Ertz is entering the final year of his contract in 2021 and has been vocal about wanting either a new deal or a new team. He skipped OTAs and minicamp and has operated this offseason like he expected his time in Philadelphia to be over.
The Eagles granted the veteran tight end permission to seek a trade but so far they haven’t found any offers appealing enough to make a move. They’re believed to be seeking a third or fourth-round pick.
At least three teams had inquired about Ertz as of June 1 but still apparently weren’t willing to meet the Eagles’ asking price.
Ertz, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He’s in the final year of his six-year, $43.64 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed.
Ertz stands to make a base salary of $8.25 million for the 2021 season.
In 2020, Ertz appeared in 11 games for the Eagles and caught 36 passes for 335 yards receiving and one touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Ertz as the news is available.