Report: Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery expected to miss at least the first two games this season
28 August 2018 Eagles News
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss at least the first two games this season.
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss at least the first two games of the season, but the team will activate him to the 53-man roster this weekend with optimism he could be back by week 3, per @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2018
Right now, Jeffery is still on the PUP list, but in order for him to get on the roster by week three, he must be taken off the PUP list by Saturday, which is the 53-man roster deadline.
Jeffery was a big part of the Eagles offense last season, catching 57 passes for 789 yards and nine touchdowns. The greatest part of last season might have been the fact he played most of the time with a torn rotator cuff.
Heading into this season, the Eagles are taking his rehab slowly, but it’s the right move. There’s no need to rush him, even though his impact is immense. By activating him off the PUP the Eagles will be able to judge his rehab and recovery better because he’ll finally be able to practice.
In the time being, Mike Wallace and Nelson Agholor are going to have to step up. The season opener is less than two weeks away and the Eagles will be going into one wide receiver short.
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