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CHICAGO — The Eagles will have to wait at least another week for Dallas Goedert.

Goedert, who has been on IR for the past month with a shoulder injury, was not named to the 53-man roster by Saturday’s 4 p.m. deadline. So he has to wait at least another week before his return.

It looks like there’s a good chance he’ll be ready for the Cowboys game on Christmas Eve in a week. At least the Eagles hope he returns.

Goedert, 27, suffered a shoulder injury against the Commanders on Nov. 14 (thanks to an unnamed facemask) and was placed on IR, meaning he would have to miss at least four games. He is waiting for the glenoid fracture in his shoulder to heal completely.

This snaps the Eagles’ streak of returning a key player from IR, following Jordan Davis in Week 13 and Avonte Maddox in Week 14.

Even without Goedert, the Eagles offense was humming. In four games without one of their biggest weapons, the Eagles are first in the NFL in total yards and second in points. And that even includes an offensive snap against the Colts in their first game without Goedert.

The team’s offense has really stepped up over the last three weeks, averaging 41 points and 463 yards per game.

“What you learn is you have a lot of capable guys,” Eagles head coach Nick Siriani said. “It reaffirms to you that you have a lot of capable guys in this offense.”

But they’ll welcome Goedert back when he’s ready.

Because before the injury, Goedert was having the best season of his professional career. In nine games, Goedert already had 43 catches for 544 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Coming into Week 15, even after missing four games, Goedert was still sixth in the NFL in receiving yards and second in the NFC among tight ends. And his 60.4 yards per game is second only to Travis Kelce.

While Goedert was hurt by the injury, he at least took solace in knowing he would be able to return this season. And he really enjoyed watching without his teammates, 4-0.

“It was just a lot of fun,” Goedert said. “Obviously, AJ (Brown) and DeVonta (Smith)’s roles have increased. Quez (Watkins) and [Zach Pascal], their roles increased. And they finally let the tight ends get a few catches in the final week.

“It was just a lot of fun watching them go out and nobody really missed a beat. It’s good for everyone to get reps in different positions and just hope that when I come back I can help in some way.”

He will be able to watch his teammates play at least one more game without him.

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