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Eagles WR coach: Alshon Jeffery had his best offseason in years

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The Eagles hired Mike Groh as their wide receivers coach this offseason, which set Groh up for a reunion when the Eagles signed wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to a one-year contract as a free agent in March.

Groh was Jeffery’s position coach with the Bears from 2013-15 and Jeffery turned in his two best NFL seasons in the first two years of Groh’s tenure in Chicago. During a recent discussion of Jeffery’s work this offseason, Groh said that the wideout looked the best he has since their first season working together.

“He and I have a history together, so he knows what I think, and I understand the way that he works and goes about his business,” Groh said, via ESPN.com. “I think the spring that he’s had is as good as he’s had since maybe 2013. Pleased with where he is physically, mentally I think he is in a good place. He’s coming in here and learning a new system and working on the chemistry with Carson [Wentz] and everything like that, but it’s been a good spring for him.”

Jeffery had 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013 and followed that up with 85 catches, 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns the next year. Injuries have limited him to 21 games and 106 catches over the last two seasons and surely played a role in his signing a one-year deal with Philly this offseason.

If getting back together with Groh and a productive offseason lead to a rebound on the field this fall, Jeffery will likely be looking at longer deals if he’s back on the open market in 2018.

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16 Responses to “Eagles WR coach: Alshon Jeffery had his best offseason in years”
  1. sabrastang says: Jun 26, 2017 12:45 PM

    blah blah blah… “best offseason in years” “we are going to the Super Bowl” This is what these 6 weeks before training camp all is. Talk.

  2. bringin1234 says: Jun 26, 2017 1:13 PM

    Best off season meaning he made it through…. Now over under on games missed, setting the bar at 6. The worst is that he has all these soft tissue issues

  3. vicnocal says: Jun 26, 2017 1:14 PM

    This jerk got lazy with his preparation once Brandon Marshall was no longer around to keep pushing him in Chicago.

  4. punkyqb says: Jun 26, 2017 1:15 PM

    Sure he is. Probably on the roids again.

  5. jpk6044 says: Jun 26, 2017 1:15 PM

    85/1150/11. Book it.

  6. vikingf0rlife says: Jun 26, 2017 1:39 PM

    Yep, I’m sure he did…..wait until he is out every other game with a pulled/sore hammy or calf.

    He had one good season and one ok season when Marshall was there in Chicago other than that, it’s like having Kevin White and hype and no bite!

    His nickname among Chicago fans has been “hamstrings” for the past three years.

  7. billmiller1991 says: Jun 26, 2017 2:34 PM

    If he actually plays most of the games this season he’ll get huge numbers. But that if is a lot bigger with him than it is with a lot of other players.

  8. billmiller1991 says: Jun 26, 2017 2:35 PM

    If he actually plays most of the games this season he’ll get huge numbers. But with AJ that ‘if’ is a lot bigger than it is with a lot of other players.

  9. bmorepositive123 says: Jun 26, 2017 2:58 PM

    What’s he supposed to say? That he had the worst off season he’s ever had? Sure this is all “blah blah offseason” but you’re also the one clicking on it.

    It’s an offseason vacation article. Don’t take it for anything less

  10. steves11 says: Jun 26, 2017 3:08 PM

    If Alshon can have a T.O. type season for the Eagles in 2017, there is NO WAY they’re not going to resign him…..or at least franchise him.

  11. officialgame says: Jun 26, 2017 3:10 PM

    You have to love the hate, lol.

  12. steves11 says: Jun 26, 2017 3:16 PM

    “If he actually plays most of the games this season he’ll get huge numbers. But with AJ that ‘if’ is a lot bigger than it is with a lot of other players”

    He’s playing for his next big contract. If AJ stays healthy and with the Eagles passing 5o times a game, he’ll put up huge numbers. So really, the only “if” part is if he stays healthy and doesn’t miss significant time due to injury (or drugs).

  13. electricboogalo says: Jun 26, 2017 3:26 PM

    It’s amazing how good you feel once the weight of being on a sinking ship is lifted.

  14. accordingtoquent says: Jun 26, 2017 3:38 PM

    And you guys say Philly fans are the worst? Geez, u could make a few bottles of “whine” with all the sour grapes you Chicago fans are holding on to…

  15. vusnu says: Jun 26, 2017 4:29 PM

    Wow, you can cut the jealousy here with a knife!

  16. jojopuppyfish says: Jun 26, 2017 5:56 PM

    Great player but looked like he didn’t want to be in Chicago

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