Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery Out At Least 6 Months

Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will be sidelined for “at least six months” after undergoing rotator cuff surgery, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Jeffery is likely to miss the 2018 preseason, and his status for the regular season opener is unclear. While a source tells Anderson that Jeffery’s availability for Week 1 is “unsure,” the “expectation” is that he’ll be ready to suit up.Alshon Jeffery (Vertical)

As reports indicated earlier today, Jeffery originally suffered his shoulder injury during 2017 training camp, and played through the pain for the entire campaign and through Philadelphia’s Super Bowl run. While Jeffery post a somewhat disappointing 57 receptions and 789 yards, he did manage to get into the end zone nine times (second-most of his career). The Eagles clearly liked what they saw, as the club inked Jeffery to a four-year, $52MM extension before the regular season concluded.

Even if Jeffery is able to suit up for Week 1 in 2018, there’s reason to wonder if he’ll need a few games to ramp back up to full speed. His availability could cloud the Eagles’ wide receiver decisions in the coming weeks — Torrey Smith, for one, was expected to be a candidate for release this offseason, but it’s possible he’s retained if Philadelphia is worried about Jeffery’s outlook. Other wideouts on the Eagles’ roster include Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, and Shelton Gibson.

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19 comments on “Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery Out At Least 6 Months

  1. Peterd

    “Per Anderson, Jeffery is likely to miss the 2018 preseason, and while his status for Week 1 of the regular season is murky, Jeffery should be ready for the season opener” – Nice job Josina …….

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  2. afsooner02

    So….not ready for week 1 but should be ready for season opener….

    Wait…..what…..

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  3. twentyforty

    Enjoy your Super Bowl Eagles. The harsh reality that you will not repeat is already rearing its head….

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    • 700Level

      @twentyforty

      See you in Atlanta next February if you manage to get tickets. – An Eagles fan

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    • brucewayne

      The odds of the Eagles winning the SB next year is just as good as any other team in the NFL !

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      • cjelepis

        Ok. You take the Browns, I’ll take Eagles, and we’ll bet straight up.

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    • IBFarr

      Oh yeah, not having a WR (maybe) for the first couple of games means Philly will be terrible. PLEASE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? Philly just beat Tom Brady and the Patriots dynasty with a back up QB. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? It’s okay though, we’re okay with being the underdogs. Just ask any New England Patriots or TB12 fan how that worked out. ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME!?!? SMH

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      • Z-A

        You realize, without a competent receiving corp they were 7-9 in 2016 right? Starting the season without Wentz and Jeffery, then dealing with shaking off the rust, could be an interesting 1st 4 games of the season. You’re hoping for at worse a split 2-2 and then getting on track. Schedule has some tough opponents – Atlanta, Carolina, Vikings, Saints, Rams, Jags, Titans. 7 playoff opponents vs 5 for the rest of the NFC East. League is year-to-year, but still, on paper its a tough schedule until they put on pads again and prove otherwise (i.e. if Viking suck, or Rams suck).

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  4. 700Level

    ” While Jeffery post a somewhat disappointing 57 receptions and 789 yards, he did manage to get into the end zone nine times (second-most of his career).”

    What was so disappointing about it? The Eagles spread the ball around so much they only had one player w/ a 100-yd receiving game the entire year despite the fact that Eagles’ QBs threw for nearly 4,000 yards and their opening day starter would’ve been the MVP if he hadn’t gone down w/ a season ending injury.

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  5. MiddleIn

    He is not expected to throw 95mph and make 40 starts as the Phillies ace.

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  6. DannyQ3913

    Got a Super Bowl out of it so that’s ok. Fly Eagles Fly

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  7. Z-A

    Let’s see if Aaron Rodgers can stay healthy. Money is on Packers to rep the NFC until he is injured. – cowboys fan.

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  8. Z-A

    Win a SB and u can do anything next year. I’d trade Wentz to the Browns for 1, 4, and 33. Hell be coming back from injury then you’ve gotta lock in 20M for his 5th yr option, then 20 to 30 M per season after that. Hone in on a QB this draft, play Foles for the 2018 season. Draft Barkley, maybe Nelson at 4. Slide Wiz to Center in a year or 2 when Kelce is done or cut. At 32 and 33 you can address LB, WR, TE, DE basically BPA at some key positions. 9 M over the cap. Curry is gone, Celek possibly retires. Need to be shrewd AF.

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