How long is Dallas Goedert out? Eagles TE heads to IR with shoulder injury

By | November 16, 2022

The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season Monday night against the Commanders, and they also lost a major piece of their offense.

Tight end Dallas Goedert suffered a shoulder injury on the controversial non-call of what looked like a facemask penalty and is set to miss some time. 

Commanders linebacker Jamin Davis grabbed Goedert’s facemask, enraging Eagles fans, but it was John Ridgeway who came in from behind and hit Goedert’s shoulder on the play that forced a costly fumble. 

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Goedert signed a long-term extension with the Eagles last November and was a significant part of Philadelphia’s 8-0 start to the season.

The 27-year-old has 544 yards and three touchdowns through nine games, including three games with at least 80 yards. Goedert scored a touchdown in the loss to Washington before going down with the injury. 

Here’s what you need to know about how much time Goedert is set to miss.

How long is Dallas Goedert is out?

The Eagles placed Goedert on IR on Wednesday, guaranteeing he will miss at least four games. There are no assurances Goedert will only miss four games, but NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported the injury isn’t believed to be season-ending.

No details about the exact nature of Goedert’s injury have been reported, other than it being a shoulder issue that will force him to miss “extended time.”

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The Eagles’ decision to place Goedert on IR means he won’t be eligible to return until a Week 15 matchup with the Bears, forcing him to at least miss games against the Colts, Packers, Titans, and Giants. 

Eagles tight end depth chart

TE Player
1 Dallas Goedert (Injured)
2 Jack Stoll
3 Grant Calcaterra
4 Tyree Jackson

Coach Nick Sirianni said Wednesday that “it’s not going to be easy” to replace Goedert.

The Eagles are thin on experience behind Goedert. Stoll has eight catches over two NFL seasons, including four catches for 49 yards this season. He’s been on the field for more than 40 percent of offensive snaps in five games this season, primarily as a blocker.

Calcaterra was a sixth-round pick in April’s draft and has one career catch.

Jackson is the wild card for the offense. The converted college quarterback suffered a torn ACL last year, but the Eagles opened his 21-day practice window this week. Jackson knows the system and could make an impact once he’s up to speed in his recovery.

Jackson played sparingly last season but scored a touchdown in the Eagles’ Week 18 loss to Dallas.