Report: Alshon Jeffery will miss at least the first two games

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Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery‘s injured shoulder will keep him out at least the first two games of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The team, though, is expected to activate him to the 53-player roster this weekend with hopes that Jeffery can return by Week Three.

The Eagles’ first two games are against the Falcons and the Buccaneers.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said earlier Tuesday that Jeffery is “progressing well” but offered no guarantees that the receiver would return for the season opener.

Jeffery is on the physically unable to perform list and would miss six games if he remained on the list after final cutdowns Saturday.

Jeffery played through his shoulder injury last season, catching 57 passes for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the Eagles. He had offseason surgery to repair the injury.

47 responses to “Report: Alshon Jeffery will miss at least the first two games

  1. Expect lots of two TE sets with Ertz and Dallas Goedert (stud rookie TE), Mack “10” Hollins will fill in for Alshon until he returns.

  2. You know what ends all this talk ,,,if the iggles just come out and just waffle stomp the Atlanta Falcons !

  3. codylaws says:
    August 28, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    The giggles aren’t sniffing the playoff this year, book it.
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    The other 3 teams in the NFC East are weak so I’m not too worried about your prediction.

  4. ionlyrootforthewinningteam says:
    August 28, 2018 at 6:28 pm
    Not surprised at all! His nickname is “Hamstrings” dude is so soft, I don’t care if he rode the coat tails of the Eagles squad or not….he’s as soft and lazy as they come
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    12 catches 219 yards 3tds in 3 playoff games last postseason should prove he didn’t ride anyone’s coat tails to a title. But I’m sure your team is better and blah blah blah. Eagles just have a lot of solid players and spread the ball around so no certain player is going to have eye popping stats except maybe qb but alshon still came up big when Philly needed him.

  5. The Eagles spread the ball around very well. So, Alshon missing a game or two isn’t a big deal. Next man up Agular, Wallace, Hollins and new WR Sheldon Gibson paired with TE’s Ertz and Goedert and Sproles out of the backfield are still better then most.

    Not worried at all…

  6. tb12greatest says:
    August 28, 2018 at 6:50 pm
    jpk6044 says:
    August 28, 2018 at 6:15 pm
    We all we got we all we need.
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    Except a QB
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    You re right. We have 2! Eagles even beat the pats a couple years ago with sam Bradford leading the way. Yea, THAT Sam Bradford lol.

  7. Hey dude calling Alshon soft, he was a beast in the post season while sporting a torn rotator cuff. You probably call out sick from work when your tummy hurts. Soft? Haha.

  8. with Sproles, Ajayi, Agholor, and now Gibson as TD threats each play. Ertz is money and we have a couple new players and wrinkles coming… No worries. Everybody wants to be us.

  9. Hey, he has a Super Bowl ring, he contributed. The Eagles are finding out how hard those extra games are at the end of the season.

  10. As a Bucs fan I’m really glad we won’t be having to face against this beast in Week 2, but I do hope that he gets healthy as soon as possible.

  11. It’s preseason people. SMH. Browns were 4-0 last year and you are putting so much emphasis on …preseason.

    End of day they play in a weak NFC East – but a stacked NFC. Do they repeat? Probably not but do they compete/ I say yes.

    And I still don’t think the Vikings get anywhere close to a Lombardi.

  12. sportoficionado says:
    August 28, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    I hate philthy, but I almost (can’t emphasize almost enough), feel bad for their vacuous fanbase that has no idea about the reality that is about to set in.

    This fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles laughs at the juxtaposition of your use of the word vacuous and the juvenile philthy.
    Please don’t feel bad for us. The vast majority understand how hard it is to repeat. However, every single one of us knows the pure joy of winning the Super Bowl.
    Now dive back in to your thesaurus and thrill us with your retort.
    That is all.

  13. codylaws says:
    August 28, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    With or without him the giggles aren’t sniffing the playoff this year, book it.

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    Book this!

  14. He balled out last year and I was surprised he made it through the season. As a Cowboys I do not like the Eagles being a division rival but some of the hate spewed out sounds like nothing but jealousy. Give the Birds their due, they whooped arse last year

  15. All Eagles fans remember is the Alshon Jeffrey in the playoffs but he’s been like this whole career along with his PED suspension. He got paid and now he went back to his old self.

  16. sportoficionado says:
    August 28, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    I hate philthy, but I almost (can’t emphasize almost enough), feel bad for their vacuous fanbase that has no idea about the reality that is about to set in.

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    The reality of being the defending super bowl champs? What ever that might be, I think I can live with it.

  17. kevines255 says:

    August 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Smart move on his part to sign that contract before letting them know about that injury.

    Let me correct this for you, smart move to play through the injury and help the Eagles win a Super bowl, there that was easy to fix.

  18. I’ll just bask in the glory of the Eagles being the defending Superbowl Champions while jealousy overwhelms the rest of you. Reality check, The Eagles still have a great team an elite QB and all components necessary to repeat.

  19. raidernation210 says:
    August 29, 2018 at 7:23 am
    Dilfer>>>Foles

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    Foles has more postseason wins last season than the Raiders have had in over 15 years. Think about that.

  20. nhpats says:

    August 29, 2018 at 8:39 am

    raidernation210 says:
    August 29, 2018 at 7:23 am
    Dilfer>>>Foles

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    Foles has more postseason wins last season than the Raiders have had in over 15 years. Think about that.
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    Look at you kissing up to the Eagles. lol

  21. silvernblacksabbath says:
    August 29, 2018 at 9:26 am
    nhpats says:

    August 29, 2018 at 8:39 am

    raidernation210 says:
    August 29, 2018 at 7:23 am
    Dilfer>>>Foles

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    Foles has more postseason wins last season than the Raiders have had in over 15 years. Think about that.
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    Look at you kissing up to the Eagles. lol

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    So now pointing out a statistical fact is “kissing up”? Yeah….ok….

  22. Last year Jeffery was on a one year “prove-it” contract so he played. Now that he has a 3 year contract, he can take two years off before he has to “prove-it” again.
    The Bears were right to let him walk….availability is important.

  23. firejerry says:

    August 29, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Last year Jeffery was on a one year “prove-it” contract so he played. Now that he has a 3 year contract, he can take two years off before he has to “prove-it” again.
    The Bears were right to let him walk….availability is important.
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    After the SB (and the big TD in the game) I was ecstatic he signed that 3 year deal after playing the whole season. He came up big when it was needed most. Was terrific just going up and grabbing the ball.

    Then he signs the contract. Then…after the contract is announced, he suddenly played through an injury and has surgery. I really don’t get the timing. And did he have to take a physical to sign the contract, or no, because it was technically an extension?

    I don’t like the smell of it. Especially because when we signed him, he was coming off an injury, and the knock was he couldn’t make it through a whole season. Im confused by this and slightly bothered. Especially after seeing how Mike Wallace has played this preseason, and Agholor not playing either.

    Too many guys getting surgery in March and April this year.

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