Some good news for the Eagles six days before their season-opener in Atlanta: Tight end Zach Ertz will try to practice Wednesday for the first time in nearly a month, a team source told CSNPhilly.com's Reuben Frank.
NJ.com reported Wednesday that Ertz has been cleared to practice.
Ertz, a focal point of the Eagles' offense, has missed the entire preseason with a core muscle injury, which he had surgically repaired on Aug. 14. According to the source, no decision has been made yet about whether he will be able to play in Monday night's season opener at Atlanta.
Ertz will begin practice Wednesday and proceed based on how he feels. He is still considered day to day, and the fact that he is returning to practice does not guarantee he will be ready to play against the Falcons. This is also a Monday night game, so owners will need a backup plan if they are counting on Ertz just in case he is inactive.