Eagles Sign Alshon Jeffery

The Eagles are signing Alshon Jeffery, according to ESPN.com’s Josina Anderson (on Twitter). The deal will be for one-year and $14MM, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).Alshon Jeffery (Vertical)

The former Bears star is coming off of a so-so year that included a four-game ban for performance-enhancing drugs, but he’s still a major talent and a proven performer. In 2013, Jeffery flashed his full potential when he caught 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns. In the following season, he had 85 catches for 1,133 yards and ten scores. Injuries slowed him in 2015 and he struggled in the Bears’ sluggish offense last season, but there’s plenty of reason to believe that he can rebound in the right system.

Jeffery, 27, has been linked to the Eagles for some time, as Philadelphia was known to be targeting more weapons for quarterback Carson Wentz. Having already signed Torrey Smith, the Eagles have now added Jeffery, the top wide receiver on the market and the No. 2 free agent overall. They’ll get Jeffery at a one-year cost of $14MM, roughly $3MM less than what Jeffery would have earned on a second franchise tag in Chicago

The Titans, 49ers, and Vikings were all thought to be interested in securing Jeffery. Terrelle Pryor is now the best free agent receiver on the board, along with the likes of Terrance Williams, Markus Wheaton, and Cordarrelle Patterson.

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15 comments on “Eagles Sign Alshon Jeffery

  1. Connorsoxfan

    Honestly hope Jeffrey blows this year and Pats buy low next year as their deep threat guy.

    • Priggs89

      I hope you mean as their go up and get it guy. Otherwise, you’ll be very disappointed.

      • Connorsoxfan

        Yeah that’s the type of receiver they need though. Lafell wasn’t able to fill that role and they haven’t replaced him since. Jeffrey would look really nice.

    • JT19

      Not really. The Eagles (and Wentz) could’ve been better if they had some WRs who could actually catch.

      • Priggs89

        And it’s for 1 year only… I don’t see how this is a bad move at all…

    • Dark_Knight

      The other holes (mainly on defense) can still be addressed in the draft.

      I was a bigger fan of spreading the money out over two WRs as placeholders but if I would never say no to a 1 year deal for a player of Jeffrey’s caliber.

  2. IBFarr

    No reason Jordan Matthews will have a hard time this year. I understand Wentz was looking to spread the ball around last year, but I wish he would have targeted Matthews more.

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