Nick Siranni: Jalen Reagor is “battling for a spot”

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After the draft, Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman said of 2020 first-rounder receiver Jalen Reagor, “He’s going to be here.”

He currently is. And he’s trying to keep it that way.

Asked about how Reagor fits in on Saturday, coach Nick Sirianni used the work “battling” five times.

“We have great depth at the wide receiver position,” Sirianni said. “He’s battling. He’s battling for a spot, and he is working with the twos right now. He’s gotten a lot of balls over the last two days out here, so he’s done a nice job and he is battling for a spot, he’s battling for his return spot. He’s worked hard in the offseason to come back in great shape. That’s something that we all noticed in the conditioning test, how good of shape Jalen was in. Yeah, he’s just battling for a spot.

A spot in the starting lineup won’t be easy to achieve, given the presence of 2021 first-rounder DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown, for whom a 2022 first-round pick was traded. Quez Watkins is the projected starter in the slot.

Still, unless he’s traded, Reagor likely won’t be going anywhere. His four-year rookie contract is fully guaranteed, with $1.816 million due this year and $2.419 million due in 2023.

In 2021, Reagor appeared in all 17 regular-season games. He had 33 catches for 299 yards and two touchdowns.

7 responses to “Nick Siranni: Jalen Reagor is “battling for a spot”

  1. Not a eagles fan but I think jalen hurts deserves more respect as a qb..the few games I watched that they lost he was always keeping them in the game. I remember like 3 or 4 times where in the 4th quarter he was throwing passes right on the money and it being dropped. His stats might not reflect it but when the game matters his passes are on the money

  2. brownsfan28 says:
    July 30, 2022 at 4:56 pm
    Not a eagles fan but I think jalen hurts deserves more respect as a qb..the few games I watched that they lost he was always keeping them in the game. I remember like 3 or 4 times where in the 4th quarter he was throwing passes right on the money and it being dropped. His stats might not reflect it but when the game matters his passes are on the money

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    They are talking about Jalen Reagor, the Wide Receiver who they drafted in the first round in 2020, not Jalen Hurts, the QB they drafted in the second round in the same draft.

  3. brownsfan28 says:
    July 30, 2022 at 4:56 pm
    Not a eagles fan but I think jalen hurts deserves more respect as a qb..the few games I watched that they lost he was always keeping them in the game. I remember like 3 or 4 times where in the 4th quarter he was throwing passes right on the money and it being dropped. His stats might not reflect it but when the game matters his passes are on the money
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    Hurts was 1-7 last season against teams that finished with a winning record. The one team they beat was starting their 3rd string QB. Two sacks, 2 INTs and a fumble in the playoff game tells you all you need to know. As far as Raegor as a WR, he’s about as good as N’Keal Harry.

  4. Its easy not to get the two confused. Its J A L E N Jalen Hurts and D R O P S Drops Reagor.

  5. Yeah I know the article is about reagor. He dropped what would of been a game winning pass from hurts if I remember correctly. I’m just saying man he had a lot of good throws that should of been catchs and in clutch moments also. Hopefully reagor hits the jug machine if not he’s headed the same route corey Coleman did on the browns a few years ago

  6. I’d rather see the RB1 who takes the snaps be “battling for a spot”. Wasted year upcoming.

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