Eagles TE Ertz active vs. Seahawks


Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was listed as active for Sunday’s NFC wild-card game against the visiting Seattle Seahawks.

Ertz was cleared to play after dealing with a rib injury and lacerated kidney sustained on the opening drive of the Eagles’ Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Ertz, who was named to his third straight Pro Bowl squad this season, was a limited practice participant all week. He is expected to wear protective padding in the game against Seattle.

He led the team with 88 receptions for 916 yards and six touchdowns in 15 regular-season games.

While Ertz is expected to play, two-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson has been ruled out with a high ankle sprain.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai will start at right tackle in place of Johnson, who missed the final three games of the season.

Matt Pryor will make his first career start at right guard with Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks (shoulder) on injured reserve.

The Seahawks ruled out left guard Mike Iupati and wide receiver Jaron Brown (knee) for Sunday’s game. Iupati is dealing with a neck injury in recent weeks and likely will be replaced by Jamarco Jones.

Offensive tackle Duane Brown (knee, biceps), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (knee) and receiver Malik Turner (concussion) were ruled out on Friday. George Fant will start at left tackle.

— Field Level Media


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