Alshon Jeffery may miss first six games of the regular season

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Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp, and he may not be off it any time soon.

Jeffery, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, could stay on the PUP list at the start of the regular season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

By rule, any player who is on the PUP list at the start of the regular season must miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

That would be a big blow to Philadelphia. Jeffery led all Eagles wide receivers with 789 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season, and he added 219 yards and three touchdowns in the postseason. Philadelphia wants him back soon, but he may not be back as soon as is hoped.

42 responses to “Alshon Jeffery may miss first six games of the regular season

  1. It’s hard to repeat. The length of a championship season almost always impacts the physical health of a team the following year.

  2. The NFC is so loaded that I think home field advantage throughout the playoffs will be so important. This will strain what should be the favorite to repeat in the NFC. So glad football is back, can’t wait for real games to start!

  3. The dude is always hurt. He bet on him, a 1 year deal, and managed to stay “healthy” for 1 season and then got that huge contract…very talented when he plays, but who knows how much the guy will play.

  4. Carson Wentz, Darren Sprolsey, Jordan Hicks got you Alshon. Softest part of schedule first four cupcakes! Rest up.

    All we got/all we need

  5. Will be a shame to start the year without him but he played the entire 2017 season injured and reaped the rewards. Can’t be mad with his contributions

  6. even if he’s not ready week 1, they can keep him on the active roster and not dress him for however many games he needs without keeping him on the PUP list. They can only dress 46 out of the 53 man active roster anyway.

  7. @janvanflac says:

    even if he’s not ready week 1, they can keep him on the active roster and not dress him for however many games he needs without keeping him on the PUP list. They can only dress 46 out of the 53 man active roster anyway.
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    Agree but that’s the gamble. Do you leave the roster 1 or 2 players short (cause Wentz isn’t guaranteed to play the first 3 weeks and if they keep 3 QBs on active roster, that could boil down to 44 that can play. Key is if they take him off the list.

  8. He shouldn’t have waited to report the injury until after the contract. Not negotiating in good faith if you ask me.

    Still happy hes on my team. He played lights out last quarter of the season and the whole preseason.

  9. Alshon Jeffery injured and missing time? The hell you say! God those Bears were idiots for not paying him a huge contract to make besties with the team doctors.

  10. This is a bit of a non story. The eagles will just remove him from the PUP lost and count him toward active roster, and he won’t be automatically ruled out for nearly half the season. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a game or two at most, maybe even starting in the opener.

  11. More than a non story. Guy played with a rotor cuff shoulder injury entire year and post season. Injury is slow healing to be sure but Jejjeries will dress for opening day. To all Seahawks and NFC fans lighten up and get ready to be steamrolled offensively and defensively by the current champs. One year wonder in your dreams only.

  12. rho1953 says:
    August 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm
    It’s hard to repeat. The length of a championship season almost always impacts the physical health of a team the following year.

    __________________

    Except he played through the injury all of last season, so it’s kind of irrelevant

  13. “That would be a big blow to Philadelphia.“

    Not neccesarily. Remember when Brady got sat for the first four week and how that worked out? Currently the Patriots are going to be down Edelman for the first four and that too is being looked on as just having a fresher player with fewer games on him. And the reason those two examples are about the Patriots is because they always play so many extra games each year their players take more wear. Last year the Eagles were the other team that played all the way into February so they are feeling the same thing. So this could turn out to be a very good thing for the Eagles, they get some extra games to sort out some of their other players and Jeffery doesnt have as many miles on him when they go into the post season.

  14. This is why the Bears didn’t sign him to a long term contract. The guy has always got some type of injury. Now he’s guaranteed $27M and will be 32 when his contract expires in 4 years. Meanwhile, he only produced 789 yards last season. That will be his best as the age and constant injuries catch up with him. It’s not like you become LESS injury prone as you get older. Good luck! Terrible signing.

  15. ariani1985 says:
    August 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    Made of glass

    Unlike his Super Bowl ring which is made of diamonds

  16. I am happy that the Bears did not sign him to a long term contract he played hard last year because he was playing for a long term retirement…..woops contract.

  17. That’s funny it’s why the bears didn’t resign him. How the bears doing again? You got that stud Kevin White right? Yea how’s he doing

  18. As an eagles fan, I’m also happy that the bears didn’t resign Jeffrey. He tore it up in the playoffs and they wouldn’t have won a Super Bowl without him. You can talk contracts, but nothing can be argued against a Super Bowl.

  19. Funny that the cowboys fans talking trash. The have one less playoff win in the last 22 years as the Eagles had last year. Keep living in the past. I was in high school last time they one. Now I have a kid going into high school

  20. seahawkboymike says:
    August 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm
    The beginning of the end for the 1-year wonders. Back to 8-8.
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    says the fan of the original one year wonders

  21. Let’s be honest. That TD “catch” in the Super Bowl wasn’t really a catch. Common sense shows it hit the ground but there simply wasn’t the camera angle available to overturn it. In addition to the Clement and Ertz “catches” being anything but, and the Philly Special being from an illegal formation, the Eagles did not really win the Super Bowl.

  22. It’s the Eagles, the team that lost five starters and still won a superbowl. I don’t think anyone in Philly is worried but obviously all the fans that support other teams are terrified, as you should be!!

  23. Let me guess the guy complaining about the “catches” is a patriots fan. Guess he seems to forget the whole tuck rule game

  24. ian rapoport has never gotten a single Eagles report right. Wentz is on the pup list right now if u asked him.

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