Eagles Place Alshon Jeffery On IR

Alshon Jeffery‘s season is over. On Thursday, the Eagles announced that the wide receiver has been placed on injured reserve. 

Jeffery was forced out of Monday night’s game with a foot injury and after the swelling went down, team doctors learned that he’ll need more than just a week or two of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It’s a bad break for the Eagles, who are fighting for the NFC East title and a chance to add another Super Bowl ring to their collection.

Jeffery’s season ends with 43 catches for 430 yards and four touchdowns for the 2019 season. It’s a step down from his 65 catches for 843 yards and six touchdowns in 2018 and the 11.4 yards per catch average marks a career low. The Eagles will hope to have him back at full strength in 2020, when he’ll continue to play on his four-year, $72MM deal, which includes a substantial guarantee of $54.595MM.

To take Jeffery’s place on the roster, the Eagles promoted fellow wide receiver Robert Davis from the practice squad. And, to fill Davis’ spot on the taxi squad, the Eagles signed receiver Deontay Burnett.

The Eagles might need Davis for more than just emergency situations. DeSean Jackson is on IR and receiver Nelson Agholor was held out of Monday night’s game with a knee injury. Meanwhile, receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is battling through an injury he suffered against the Giants, though he’s expected to play against the Redskins.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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6 comments on “Eagles Place Alshon Jeffery On IR

  1. IBFarr

    Is there a point where it’s too late to sign a FA and have them play in the playoffs?

    • crosseyedlemon

      Honestly don’t know but it doesn’t make sense that there should be a deadline. Just suppose for example that a couple of hours before the start of a playoff game that your kicker, punter or LS becomes violently ill and has to be taken to a hospital. You would be in a very bad way if you weren’t allowed to get a replacement.

    • HailRodgers12$

      Not sure anymore, but I believe teams used to be able to sign guys until the postseason started. Seems like the Pats added someone a couple years ago that way.

      But I’m pretty sure it’s nothing like MLB, where everyone has to be on the roster a month before the regular season ends to qualify for postseason.

    • DarkSide830

      warm bodies. Wentz needs someone not fresh of the practice squad to throw to.

      • Polish Hammer

        Yeah, amazing they woke up Monday night and won a game with the cast of characters they had stepping up. Substitute teachers, UPS and Uber drivers were making the plays that DJax, Nelson, Alston and Sproles couldn’t.

  2. htbnm57

    I questioned the length and size of his contract update but we were told Howie was a genius. Ditto Agholor for $9 million and resigning the ancient and oft-injured Sprowles. They need to keep giving the young guys a chance

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