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Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery

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The Eagles have again bolstered their receiving corps.

Free agent receiver Alshon Jeffery has signed with the Eagles. He told Josina Anderson of ESPN that it’s a one-year, $14 million deal.

Jeffery has played his entire career with the Bears, who chose this year not to put the franchise tag on him and to let him test free agency. He’ll now bring his immense talent to an offense that is trying to build a great passing game around Carson Wentz.

Jeffery is the No. 12 player and top receiver on our Free Agent Hot 100.

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49 Responses to “Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery”
  1. purplepride11 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:09 PM

    14 million? Wow, he will probably get hurt.

  2. gnorules says: Mar 9, 2017 4:09 PM

    Why only one year?

  3. Grulks says: Mar 9, 2017 4:09 PM

    Well, there goes another season with no playoff appearances for you Alshon!

  4. reppster says: Mar 9, 2017 4:10 PM

    Wentz will be ranked 25th-36th for QB this year.

  5. key2heat says: Mar 9, 2017 4:10 PM

    Fresh off a suspension.
    haven’t had 1000 yards in two years.

  6. lilrob10201 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:10 PM

    Not bad being on a one year prove it deal.

  7. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 9, 2017 4:10 PM

    Guess Alshon likes losing. The Philadelphia team has not won anything since 19-who cares.

  8. Sasquatch Brewing says: Mar 9, 2017 4:10 PM

    I like it. Basically a franchise tag/prove it deal. Keeps the Eagles covered in the event he continues his medical issues.

  9. TheDevilWentzDownToGeorgia says: Mar 9, 2017 4:11 PM

    boom baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. newmancave2016 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:11 PM

    Yes!

  11. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 9, 2017 4:11 PM

    Its a 1 year deal for 14 million, Jeffery obviously thinks he can bounce back and get a bigger payday after a weak contract year last year. A very good addition for the Eagles and Wentz

  12. logast says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Immense talent. I suppose. Maybe he will actually use it in Philly.

  13. dcwal152 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Um….wow….

  14. autoriot says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    For that money, he better stay healthy and ball out this year.

  15. QB Film Room says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Nice Job Spielman! You lost Kalil and Jeffrey

  16. nbaq49 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Jeffrey would have looked real nice catching the ball from KIRK COUSINS after he comes to the bay, but we’ll take Garcon.

  17. topwonk says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Much better for the Birds than Cooks and a first or second rounder. And, at one year, it’s a great deal financially. If he works out, they try to resign him, if not, they let him go. And, they can draft Dalvin Cooks, if he is there at #14, or a top CB.

  18. hutson14 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Vikings sure dodged a bullet here! 😉

  19. tjacks7 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Looks like $14 million was enough to postpone his desire to play for a contender.

  20. onlinetoughguy says: Mar 9, 2017 4:13 PM

    I’m surprised he signed for a one year deal

  21. BIGGSHAUN says: Mar 9, 2017 4:14 PM

    That shivering sound you hear? The rest of the NFC East

  22. tvguy22 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:15 PM

    Now go draft some good corners in the first 2 rounds.

  23. nflpoker says: Mar 9, 2017 4:16 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Spielman was reported going after him.

    Now with the fact that the Viking front office has been so quiet, might it be possible that they are in the process of getting a couple of lineman? They need 2/3. They haven’t spent a penny of the $40 million cap yet.

  24. key2heat says: Mar 9, 2017 4:16 PM

    $14 million is not a prove it deal. Its a deal from a desperate team.

  25. djvh2 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:16 PM

    Wow, that is a lot for any WR, much less a 2nd tier injury-prone guy. Then there’s also the fact that his agent was talking with the Vikings – Alshon probably would’ve taken a lot less just to make sure he wasn’t going to end up in MN.

  26. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Mar 9, 2017 4:17 PM

    This is why I like BILL up in New England he don’t see the diva receiver as the key to anything !

  27. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 9, 2017 4:18 PM

    wentz is toast. threw out his arm, thrown in the fire too early. a regressive year coming up. will probably still throw to jordan matthews (why?).

  28. beavertonsteve says: Mar 9, 2017 4:18 PM

    I feel like teams are signing big name players to short deals just to snag the compensatory pick the next year.

  29. chetubet says: Mar 9, 2017 4:20 PM

    lol @ thelogicalvoicesays…. your team is a dumpster fire right now… get real little boy.

  30. therealtrenches says: Mar 9, 2017 4:23 PM

    Only one year for Jeffrey = waiting and seeing on a guy who has tremendous talent but has not been able to keep his nose clean.

    It also suggests Howie’s commitment to building in the draft. He will still draft a receiver in rounds one or two.

  31. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Mar 9, 2017 4:28 PM

    This is a bad deal for the iggles all this is is a a player using the iggles to break the bank for the following season

  32. bassplucker says: Mar 9, 2017 4:28 PM

    1 year? It was pretty well known he didn’t like Chicago but I never knew he hated it that much.

  33. pacificdan says: Mar 9, 2017 4:29 PM

    That’s a good signing. Wentz could be something special but needed WRs that don’t drop the ball. They should be much improved.

    -Cowboys fan

  34. 23rdusernameused says: Mar 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    I like it… After this and Torrey earlier, Howie, GOTTA GO CB IN DRAFT! Hopefully Joe Douglas makes that picks too! Maybe a later round WR too.

  35. thegenghiskahn88 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    Not a bad deal the Pigeons just made. Not bad at all. One year, prove it type and if Jeffrey stays healthy, Wentz will continue to progress. My Cowboys will have their hands full next season

  36. tformation says: Mar 9, 2017 4:41 PM

    Well, poop on a stick. Hoping you’d stay in town. Can’t blame you after seeing who our new QB is though.

    Best of luck in Philly, Alshon. Thanks for the memories.

  37. billjoseph2014 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:42 PM

    Good move . . . . if he doesn’t get hurt AGAIN and stays away from PED’s!

  38. DitkasHair says: Mar 9, 2017 4:42 PM

    This guys a head case…PED’s, soft tissue injuries…good luck with him, he has the talent that no one can discount.

  39. justintuckrule says: Mar 9, 2017 4:49 PM

    They would have given him $17M but they know Jackrabbit will erase him for 2 games. Hence, he got 14.

  40. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:55 PM

    So much for that Vikings in on Jeffrey report. Thank heavens. Spielman maybe wised up just enough not to do something stupid.

  41. bpcubs23 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:57 PM

    Talented when not hurt. He must have wanted that extra $2 million because I read the Bears offered him $12 or $13 million. I know the Bears aren’t winning this year but neither are the Eagles. Bet he couldn’t get a multi-year deal based on injury.

  42. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 9, 2017 5:01 PM

    14 mil is not a “prove it deal” in any way shape or form. Not many receivers are getting paid in that territory, that’s top 5 receiver money or very close to it, and I don’t think Jeffrey is a top 5 receiver.

    Be interesting to see if the Eagles are going back into dream team mode to try and surround their shiny young QB with enough talent to get them to the playoffs. Whether that works or not is a different question.

  43. gmen5280 says: Mar 9, 2017 5:21 PM

    $14mil for a prove it deal?
    2017 receiver franchise tag is $15.5mil
    Is Jeffrey really worth franchise tag money?
    He hasn’t even broke 900yrds/ year since 2014.

  44. purpleguy says: Mar 9, 2017 5:23 PM

    That ‘s a lot of $, but it’s only for a year, so no big risk for the Eagles. Still glad the Vikes didn’t sign him after watching him injured on the sidelines dang near every game in the NFCN the last few years.

  45. nyneal says: Mar 9, 2017 5:30 PM

    This is a good sign by the Eagles, in my opinion. Jeffery is a very talented WR and Carson Wentz will love throwing to him. And the Eagles are reportedly signing Torrey smith, too.
    The Eagles just got a whole lot better at WR.

  46. jojopuppyfish says: Mar 9, 2017 7:17 PM

    He’s a great WR that didn’t like playing for the Bears.

  47. mrsmithtp says: Mar 9, 2017 7:45 PM

    So many Eagles haters. So many dumb people too. People saying how is 14 million a prove it deal? Ummmm because he’s the #1 ranked wr available in free agency who’s in the prime years of his career and he took a 1 year deal that worth less then the franchise # he played under last year. If you aren’t intelligent enough to understand that please stop posting. He took a deal that benefits him and Philly. For Philly they get a wr with awesome potential who’s playing for a contract in ’18 and if he doesn’t work out due to injury or suspension they’re not on the hook for anything and can just part ways. It’s the very definition of a prove it deal.

  48. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Mar 9, 2017 9:28 PM

    he turned down more money and years to play with wentz as opposed to Bradford, love the guy already

  49. Youknowimright says: Mar 10, 2017 10:59 AM

    Dream team. Some people never learn. Birds love winning the offseason. I remember when everyone was excited about donte stallworth too. Good players without off field issues don’t get moved on from. but enjoy your 15 mins again philly.

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