The Cardinals replaced Maxx Williams with Zach Ertz on Friday. Williams had 16 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown before a knee injury ended his season. The Cardinals sent rookie cornerback Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick to the Eagles for Ertz, who has 18 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns. [more]
For CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 5th-round pick Trade: Eagles are sending three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 5th-round pick, sources tell ESPN. (Adam Schefter on Twitter) FF Today's Take: The Cardinals were in the market for a tight end after losing Maxx Williams to a knee injury in Week 5. Ertz will not be eligible to play in Week 6 for Arizona after playing last night for the Eagles. Dallas Goedert (Covid-19 list) should see a boost in targets and Ertz is now viable as a weekly play at a position struggling for depth.
The Cardinals make a big move to address the tight end position with the season-ending injury to Maxx Williams.
The Eagles traded TE Zach Ertz to the Cardinals in exchange for rookie CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick. Ertz has been on the trade block all year, and Arizona came calling after losing TE Maxx Williams to a season-ending knee injury last week. Williams averaged 4 targets in 4 healthy games this season. Ertz has a chance to exceed that mark the rest of the way, but he'll probably struggle for reliable weekly fantasy value alongside Arizona's deep WR corps. We're assuming Ertz won't play vs. the Browns this weekend after playing his final game for the Eagles last night. The real winner here is TE Dallas Goedert, who should finally get a full-time role in Philly with Ertz out of the way.
They placed Maxx Williams and Zeke Turner on IR, designated two to return from IR, signed a player from the practice squad and added 3 to the practice squad.