Alshon Jeffery is the No. 1 receiver in a very good offense, with a creative head coach and a borderline great quarterback. But due to his inconsistency and the focus of the offense, you shouldn't draft him before the sixth round. For one thing, Zach Ertz is going to lead the team in targets, and if past history is any indication, the rest of the targets will be spread around. Jeffery has averaged just 7.3 targets per game as an Eagle. With his career efficiency that makes 1,000 yards a long shot even if he plays 16 games, which he's only done once since 2014. Jeffery is a fine No. 3 receiver who should score touchdowns.
Jeffery (ribs) participated in individual drills during Wednesday's minicamp session, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Jeffery also participated in individual drills during the first day of minicamp Tuesday, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. While he hardly participated in team drills, the 29-year-old is at least on an upward trajectory after missing most of OTAs due to the fractured ribs he played through down the stretch in 2018. There's a chance the wideout could open training camp as a full participant next month.
Jeffery (ribs) was sidelined Wednesday during the final OTA practice open to the media, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Eagles will hold their mandatory minicamp next week, so Jeffery's status will warrant a checkup at that time. If the 29-year-old isn't able to take part in minicamp, he'll have missed the vast majority of the offseason workout program, presumably while still recovering from the fractured ribs he played through late in the 2018 campaign. When healthy, Jeffery profiles as the No. 1 wideout in a pass-catching corps that also includes stud tight end Zach Ertz.
Jeffery (rib) did not participate in OTAs on Tuesday, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Whether Jeffery is out due to injury or just simply because these are involuntary practices is unknown, but it is worth noting with the wideout reportedly playing through fractured ribs at the end of last season. There has been nothing, however, to suggest Jeffery is in line for any sort of long-term absence as training camp approaches.
The Eagles traded for DeSean Jackson (Achilles) to join Jeffery (ribs) and Nelson Agholor at wide receiver, John McMullen of 97.3 FM ESPN South Jersey reports. Neither Jackson nor Agholor projects as a target hog, but the picture starts to look crowded once tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are accounted for. The good news is that Jeffery won't have to worry about an excess of defensive attention, as safeties will have their hands full trying to deal with Jackson's fly routes and Agholor/Ertz over the middle. Jeffery played through fractured ribs during the playoffs, but he shouldn't have any limitations this offseason as the Eagles fine-tune their passing attack around Carson Wentz (back).
Jeffery played with fractured ribs during Sunday's divisional-round loss to New Orleans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. An MRI reportedly revealed the injury earlier in the week. The receiver wasn't on the injury report at all heading into the Eagles' wild-card victory over the Bears, but Jeffery was listed as a limited participant in every practice leading up to Sunday's loss to the Saints. Under contract with Philadelphia through 2021, Jeffery shouldn't have a problem returning to full health before the start of OTAs this spring.
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|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
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