Alshon Jeffery had a strong bounce-back performance in 2017 in helping the Eagles win Super Bowl LII, but so far this summer he hasn't bounced at all. Jeffery opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list following offseason surgery for a torn rotator cuff. The recovery from that has obviously slowed him down, causing concern that Jeffery won't be ready for the start of the season. Any player kept on the PUP list cannot play the first six games of the season. That would obviously put a massive damper on Jeffery's outlook, especially after he finished last season with 1,008 yards and 12 touchdowns including the postseason (789 yards and nine scores in the regular season). Jeffery figures to be the No. 1 receiver in Philly once he is healthy, but with his timeline up in the air, expect to find him in Round 6 or later. If it's clear he'll miss the first six weeks then he'll be found even later. It's not ideal for a receiver whose offseason started late and prep for the season still hasn't really started.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday that he's pleased with where Jeffery (shoulder) is at in his recovery process, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Pederson also said he isn't sure about the origins of a recent report which suggested Jeffery could remain on the PUP list into the regular season. The 28-year-old wideout was expected to face a six-month recovery after having surgery Feb. 21, so while his availability for Week 1 remains in serious question, Pederson seems to be hinting that Jeffery could be removed from the PUP list even if he isn't quite ready for the opener. Players on the regular-season PUP list are ineligible to play in games before Week 7.
Jeffery (shoulder) could remain on the PUP list into the regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Jeffery toughed out a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder all of last season, only to have surgery immediately after the Super Bowl. The valiant effort appears as if it'll impact his availability for this season, though. While he's hitting all checkpoints in his recovery, per Rapoport, Jeffery may not be ready by Week 1, which would make him a candidate to stay on the PUP list beyond that point. Such a development would ensure he doesn't see any game action for the first six weeks of the campaign, meaning his first appearance wouldn't happen until Oct. 21 against the Panthers. The Eagles don't need to make a decision until September, but an absent Jeffery would open up targets for Nelson Agholor (undisclosed), Mike Wallace and second-year wideout Mack Hollins.
Jeffery (shoulder) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports. Jeffery's move to the PUP list at the outset of training camp was fully expected, as the wideout continues to recover from February surgery to address a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The Eagles have provided no formal timeline for Jeffery's return to the field, but reports at the time of his surgery suggested a six-month rehab would likely be necessary.
Jeffery (shoulder) didn't participate in the first round of OTAs and won't be available for any spring practices, Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice reports. Jeffery's recovery timetable was estimated at six months after he had surgery Feb. 21 to repair a full tear of his right rotator cuff. The Eagles tentatively expect their top wideout to be ready for Week 1, though the timeline puts his availability for training camp in doubt. Should he end up missing games, Jeffery's usual allotment of snaps likely would go to some combination of Mack Hollins, Shelton Gibson and Markus Wheaton, all of whom will compete for roles in the coming months. Such a scenario would portend increased target volume for Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor, the team leaders in receptions last season.
Jeffery (shoulder), who underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, sustained a full tear of his rotator cuff and isn't certain to be ready for the regular season, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. Anderson notes that the expectation is for Jeffery to be ready for Week 1 but, now that the full extent of his injury is known, there appears to be concern he might not be. Furthermore, he's now said to be "very likely" to miss the preseason.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||23.75|
|6||10/12||@New York Giants||25||20.75|
|11||11/18||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
|12||11/25||New York Giants||25||20.75|
|15||12/17||@Los Angeles Rams||11||18.47|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||103||54||806||5||43||14.93||112|