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Eagles TE Dallas Goedert eager to play in Kellen Moore's offense, continue career in Philadelphia

Dallas Goedert is nothing if not consistent.

The seventh-year Eagles tight end has tallied no fewer than 46 catches in every season since 2019, but no more than 59. He's enjoyed at least three touchdowns in each of his six seasons. but his career-high total is just five, achieved in his second year in the NFL. Goedert hasn't cracked even 850 yards in a season, but since his rookie year, he's also routinely stayed above 500.

There's no greatness simply in consistency, though, and Goedert is looking to break out this season under new leadership in Philadelphia.

Speaking with The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff Neiburg on Saturday, Goedert expressed excitement at getting to work under new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who he thinks will be more tight end-friendly than OCs of years past.

"He's been doing a great job of just making the offense make sense and we kind of changed up the reads and different things like that throughout," Goedert said. "I feel like it'll play in favor of the tight end, the quick game a little bit, getting back to the pivots, the sticks that I caught earlier in my career that went away a little bit.

"I'm really excited for how he uses the tight end and how he feels like they can be a big part of the offense and help win games."

Under Moore in 2023, the injury-riddled Chargers leaned more on Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler than their tight ends, but Gerald Everett was tied for second on the team with 51 receptions, and Donald Parham enjoyed a career year with 27 catches, 285 yards and four scores.

It's unclear how Moore will utilize Goedert, Grant Calcaterra, C.J. Uzomah and Albert Okwuegbunam, especially with Philly's deep bench of playmakers -- Moore has promised "tweaks" overall -- but Goedert has an idea.

"I'm hoping that all year (defenses) double A.J. (Brown), double Smitty (DeVonta Smith), and they're worried about Saquon (Barkley)," Goedert joked to Neiburg, "so I can run free down the middle all game long."

Goedert, who missed three games in 2023 with a fractured forearm and has frequently sat out short stints due to injury, is entering his age-29 season with a bit at stake. The tight end still has one year left on his four year-extension signed in 2021, but Goedert doesn't have any guaranteed money left in 2025, leaving him vulnerable to the whims of general manager Howie Roseman.

While the Eagles vet is excited about the immediate future with Moore and others, he insisted he's "not too worried" about his long-term status in Philly.

"I love being in Philadelphia," Goedert said. "I'm going to give them everything I've got and let the chips fall where they may fall. ...

"I still feel like the best years are ahead of me."

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