Eagles GM expects Ertz on roster to begin season

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Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman expects Zach Ertz to be on the roster Week 1 after an offseason of speculation about the tight end's future, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's EJ Smith.

Ertz - along with his new blonde hairdo - was on the field Wednesday at training camp. The three-time Pro Bowler has been at odds with the Eagles over his contract for more than a year.

"It's really good to see him out here," Roseman told reporters, according to Dave Sparado of PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

Ertz reportedly drew trade interest throughout the offseason, but a move never materialized. He - like the Eagles - is looking to bounce back from a down year filled with injuries.

"We have a tremendous opinion on Zach Ertz as a player and person," Roseman said, according to CBS Sports' Jeff Kerr. "Last year was embarrassing for him as a player and for this team."

Ertz, who's been one of the most reliable pass-catching tight ends over the last seven seasons, posted only 335 yards and a touchdown across 11 appearances in 2020. Meanwhile, the Eagles went 4-11-1 before firing Doug Pederson as head coach and trading disgruntled quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts.

The 30-year-old Ertz is entering the final year of his contract, and is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in base salary.

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