Report: 3 teams interested in TE Zach Ertz, Eagles will not release him
The Eagles are reportedly standing their ground and not releasing TE Zach Ertz. It isn’t a secret that both parties are headed towards a divorce, and with the June 1st designation upon us, the Eagles can now save $8.5M against the cap by moving him.
Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, three teams with a need at the position have inquired about Ertz:
Talks on a potential Zach Ertz trade have been ongoing for quite some time but fairly quiet of late. At least three TE-needy teams have looked into this. Eagles have made clear they won’t part for nothing in return, making a release unlikely. Things could pick back up this week.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 1, 2021
The power struggle between the Eagles and Zach Ertz has been well-documented — Howie Roseman believes that Ertz is still in his prime and can get reasonable value for him. It’s been reported that the team has been seeking either a 3rd or 4th-round pick for Ertz’s services, but after his lackluster 2020 season, it’s unlikely that the Eagles will receive much compensation.
The Bills recently restructured Stefon Diggs’ contract to create more cap space, so a trade could be culminating in the near future. Ertz played in just 11 games last season, catching 36 passes for 335 yards and a single touchdown.
The #Eagles insist they won’t release three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz, and with multiple teams interested in a trade, Ertz is getting antsy for Philadelphia to get a deal done. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/W5T4skOlIR— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2021