Eagles veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace is on injured reserve after fracturing his fibula in Week 2, but the Eagles are still holding out hope Wallace will be able to return this season.
"Hopefully, Mike's progressing and we get a chance to get him back here this season," Groh said.
Wallace wouldn't be allowed to return until Week 11 against the Saints, which could force the Eagles to make a decision sooner. Both Mack Hollins and Richard Rodgers, placed on IR before the start of the season, would be eligible to return before Wallace. And the team is allowed to bring back just two players from IR each season.
So if they get to a point when Hollins and Rodgers could return, the Eagles might have to try to determine if Wallace will be able to come back in Week 11. If he is, it would obviously be worth holding a spot for him. Without Wallace, the Eagles have lacked a consistent deep threat. The story added despite a big catch from Gibson, the Birds don't seem to want to expand his role.
The Eagles cut veteran wide receiver Markus Wheaton on their way to 53 players, but they reversed course on Tuesday.
Wheaton is back with the team after they placed tight end Richard Rodgers on injured reserve. Rodgers has a knee injury and could return after eight weeks on the list should the Eagles decide to use one of their two return slots.
Wheaton is back with Jeffery and Hollins ruled out for Thursday, the story said. Wheaton suffered through a hamstring injury, the same injury which limited him last year with the Bears. Wheaton likely won't make a huge fantasy impact despite his return.
On Friday, Doug Pederson said Ertz was given a veterans day off, but that doesn’t seem like the case now. Ertz has been seen with a compression sleeve on his left leg. Rodgers (shoulder) is also out and Goedert has been getting a lot of reps.
Eagles TE Dallas Goedert has been stellar at times, securing a diving catch from Carson Wentz on Friday and Saturday, converting one catch that had him turning around and falling on his back in tight coverage. He made the catch and held onto it.
If Zach Ertz wasn't around, I'm increasingly convinced Goedert would acquit himself just fine as a team's No. 1 tight end.
His athleticism is impressive, as are his hands, according to the author of the story. Goedert is in a battle with Rodgers for the Eagles' No. 2 TE spot behind Ertz. Last year, all three Eagles TEs saw significant action but Ertz is the clear top option at the position and one of our top TEs overall.