Eagles “have a plan” for Alshon Jeffery

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Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been a full participant in practice this week and that’s led to speculation that he’ll be making his first appearance of the 2020 season against the Giants on Sunday.

Jeffery came into camp on his way back from a foot injury and developed a calf injury as he tried to work his way back into the lineup. Those ailments have conspired to keep him on the sideline and Eagles head coach Doug Pederson wouldn’t confirm that he’ll be playing during a Friday press conference.

Pederson did say that the Eagles “have a plan” for working Jeffery into the lineup. He didn’t detail that plan, but said it will “take some time” before Jeffery is up to full speed as a result of his extended layoff.

“As a staff, we have to be smart if he’s ready to go. I don’t want to crush Alshon physically,” Pederson said, via Zach Berman of TheAthletic.com.

Running back Miles Sanders is expected back on Sunday and Pederson indicated right tackle Lane Johnson will play, so they’ll have some players back on offense even if they decide not to bring Jeffery back this weekend.

15 responses to “Eagles “have a plan” for Alshon Jeffery

  1. If the Eagles get healthy and Wentz can somehow keep his turnover down below three per game they could run away with the NFC LEast.

  2. I appreciate everything alshon did to help during the 2017 super bowl season, but I’d rather have the youngsters get more playing time. Maybe im wrong, but I think the only thing alshon can contribute is short slant routes where he can use his size to box out the DBs in short yardage situations. Fulgham, reagor and ward have earned playing time. Shoot, even Hightower should still get some snaps in on offense.

  3. upon hearing this news Alshon pulled his hamstring. When Desean jackson heard the news he pulled his groin…..

  4. The plan should be to pay the man his money and let him watch the games from his couch. As soon as Jeffery got his money guaranteed before the 2019 season he started bad mouthing Wentz and tried to get traded.

    Because Roseman vastly overpaid him he couldn’t be traded and then was either injured or played poorly. Either way, the checks keep coming in. The last thing you want to do is to have to pay an injury settlement when you can finally get rid of him.

    Raegor, Fulgham, Ward, Hightower should all play ahead of Alshon. Coincidently, combined they make 1/8th of what Jeffery makes a year. As a matter of fact Roseman’s big FA WR signings have made combined north of 25 mill/yr combined and spent most of their time on IR or useless when they aren’t on IR.

    It would’ve been great to have Alshon’s roster spot when the Eagles had all of their injuries and now that he might be getting healthy, there is no room for him unless it is just to sooth Roseman’s ego by playing him.

  5. Sadly that tidbit of intel is obviously-better-thought-out than Howie’s plan of paying Alshon big bucks for not playing.

  6. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    November 13, 2020 at 10:59 am

    If the Eagles get healthy and Wentz can somehow keep his turnover down below three per game they could run away with the NFC LEast.

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    Or, if none of those things happen, the Eagles could run away with the NFC (L)East…

  7. The plan is to continue to pay his extremely to high salary to be a part time often hurt average WR. And in the process take balls away from the future players on the team.

  8. mjimmym says:

    upon hearing this news Alshon pulled his hamstring. When Desean jackson heard the news he pulled his groin…..
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    LOL!!!!!

  9. raiderdave0109 says:
    November 13, 2020 at 11:26 am
    The Raiders would like to thanks the Eagles for Nelson Agholor.

    5 14 Rate This

    He helped us win and super bowl and then disappeared. He’s playing well enough to get another contract. Luckily, the raiders will probably have to deal with that mess next year once he starts dropping everything like his hands have mop n glo on them.

  10. This is my favorite comment on this site in a long time.

    jpk6044 says:

    Or, if none of those things happen, the Eagles could run away with the NFC (L)East…

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