Eagles Started Shopping Alshon Jeffery In October

In September, the Eagles agreed to guarantee the bulk of Alshon Jeffery‘s 2020 base salary. One month later, they were already looking to trade the wide receiver, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Eagles GM Howie Roseman was looking for an exit strategy as Jeffery’s production dropped and his injuries piled up. In the fall, Jeffery was also accused of anonymously ripping into quarterback Carson Wentz and other teammates through the press.

Jeffery quickly found out that he was on the block and that only furthered the divide between him and the team. The trade deadline came and went without a taker for Jeffery – he remains on the roster today and Roseman is still looking for a way out.

Obviously, the elephant in the room is Alshon,” Roseman said during a recent conference call. “Alshon’s got to get healthy. That’s the No. 1 priority for us and for him. He understands. He knows what’s being said about him. He understands that he has a lot to prove and he’s anxious to do that. So he’s not living in a bubble.”

Right now, it’s hard to see the Eagles finding a trade partner for the mercurial and oft-injured Jeffery. With more guaranteed money on the way, the Eagles would have to eat a big chunk of his salary in order to facilitate a trade, meaning that they’d get little value in return.

At this point, the Eagles can only hope to smooth things out with Jeffery, especially with DeSean Jackson coming off of a core muscle injury.

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  1. phillyballers

    Howie: Would like to talk to you about Alshon.
    Every GM: Who? What? You’re breaking up, bad connection call you back.

  2. hc422

    Haha, Alshon… Thought he said Philly was home in comparison to Chicago which was just a “job.” Your loud mouth and glass body won’t land you a big contract the rest of your career you bum.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      You can “ha ha” all you want, but to this date, the guy has pocketed over $50 million…

    • jkoms57

      Never hire someone who tells you negative things about his previous employer.

      Imagine how cool it would be to be in the NFL. Perspective is everything.

  3. DarkSide830

    like it or not, this team probably can’t afford to lose Alshon now. unless there is another veteran WR to get, we’re going to have to keep him.

  4. mstockw1

    Wow, he’s almost a $15.5* mil cap hit this year and $18* next… with the injuries and production drop the Eagles would be better off keeping him since they’d likely have to include a pick of their own to get rid of him. Also the dead cap hit is like $26* mil…

    *via spotrac

    • cka2nd

      Yeah, the dead cap hit of $10.7 mil next year is a lot but still much more manageable.

  5. TJECK109

    Give the Texans a call…. they need a WR and are really easy to deal with

    • jkoms57

      Well obviously you dont understand OBriens strategy if you think hed take a guy like Alshon.

      As a Steelers fan who saw Holmes dealt for a 5th in his prime and AB for a 2nd, I’m willing to give OBrien a chance to prove it.

      And unfortunately for naive Texans fans, Watson will be gone before Bill.

  6. crosseyedlemon

    “At this point, the Eagles can only hope to smooth things out with Jeffery”

    Howie calling him “the elephant in the room” is a great way to start…lol.

    • qbert1996

      Say what you want about Marshall but at least he was productive. Jeffrey thought he was better than what he is.

  7. Simmons>Russ

    Jeffery to the Colts makes sense.

    Head coach Frank Reich served as Eagles OC when Jeffery joined, at the time Mike Groh was the Eagles WR coach before that he also worked with Jeffery as the WR coach at the Bears and now serves as the colts WR coach.
    The Colts can just take on Jefferys ugly contract because they have the 6th most available cap space in the league.

    Jeffery to the Colts for a fifth round pick

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