Gibson's undisclosed injury is not believed to be serious, Dave Zangaro of NBC Philadelphia reports. Gibson was able to watch practices from the sideline during the Eagles' recent minicamp according to Zangaro, who believes the 24-year-old will be healthy and ready by the time training camp rolls around. He'll need every edge he can get then, as he faces steep competition for a roster spot where either he or Mack Hollins is at best fifth on Philadelphia's wide-receiver depth chart. Gibson, the West Virginia product, has an advantage over his competition though, that being special-teams ability, which allowed him to log time on the field in all but one game last season.
Gibson faces added competition for a roster spot after the Eagles signed former AAF wideouts Charles Johnson and Greg Ward, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Ward is a familiar face who spent most of 2017 on Philadelphia's practice squad, while Johnson has no history with the organization but led the AAF in catches and receiving yards. A 2017 fifth-round pick, Gibson was active for 15 games in 2018, playing 151 snaps on special teams and just 64 on offense. He'll compete with Johnson, Ward, Mack Hollins (groin), Braxton Miller and a few other players for what likely will be two or three roster spots. Alshon Jeffery (ribs), DeSean Jackson (Achilles) and Nelson Agholor are locked in atop the Eagles' depth chart at wide receiver.
Gibson hauled in just one of his three targets for 48 yards while appearing in 15 games during the regular season. Gibson saw double-digit offensive snaps in a game just once in 2018. The acquisition of Golden Tate almost completely relegated the West Virginia product to special-teams work in the second half of the campaign. Even with Tate and Mike Wallace (ankle) set to test free agency this offseason, the 23-year-old will still have an uphill battle to securing a meaningful role on offense in 2019.
Gibson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Saints. Gibson was listed as questionable after being added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant. The 23-year-old hasn't played an offensive snap since Week 13 and is likely to be limited to a role on special teams as a kick returner.
Gibson is active for Sunday night's game against the Rams, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Gibson has only seen three offensive snaps total over the last four weeks. His impact will likely only be felt on special teams.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|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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|3 Year Avg||3||2||30||0||0||15.00||3|