The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the better young tight ends on their roster in Dallas Goedert, but there are a lot of questions when it comes to the guys behind him.

Fortunately, one big question has been answered for one of those players. And that’s veteran tight end Richard Rodgers, who was removed from the PUP list on Wednesday.

Rodgers will be allowed to practice on Friday now that he’s off the list. There will be no corresponding move considering the fact that players on the PUP list count toward the 90-man roster limit.

It’s been quite the remarkable recovery for Rodgers. He tore his ACL in the 2021 season finale against the Dallas Cowboys. The fact he’s already off the PUP shows how well the recovery has gone. Especially when juxtaposing Rodgers’ with that of Cowboys WR Michael Gallup’s: Gallup tore his ACL in Week 17 and is currently on the PUP and will not play in the Cowboys’ season-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rodgers had his best season sine 2016 just a couple years ago, but had just two catches for 11-yards before suffering the season-ending injury in Week 18.

Rodgers now joins a crowded Eagles tight end room in terms of players vying for the backup spots behind Goedert. He will compete with the likes of Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and others for one of the backup tight end positions.

Only tight end Tyree Jackson and offensive lineman Brett Toth remain on the PUP list.

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