Jeffery and Nick Foles want to work on their chemistry during Sunday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.
While that may be true, Jeffery and Foles probably will need to make something happen in the first half, as the Eagles figure to start pulling key players before the end of Sunday's game. Jeffery was held without a catch on two targets in Monday's 19-10 win over the Raiders, after catching four of 10 targets for 49 yards and a score in Foles' first start Week 15 against the Giants. It'll be a surprise if Jeffery sees more than a handful of targets before exiting the regular-season finale.
Jeffery was held without a catch on two targets in Monday's 19-10 win over the Raiders.
The loss of MVP candidate Carson Wentz (knee) didn't prove too costly for Jeffery in the Week 15 victory over the Giants, but the wideout and replacement quarterback Nick Foles struggled to get on the same page Monday. The two targets were the fewest of the season for Jeffery, who also missed out on a would-be touchdown after Foles couldn't connect with him when he was wide open down the field during a play in the second half. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson suggested Tuesday that Foles would start the regular-season finale against the Cowboys, but with Philadelphia having clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, both the quarterback and Jeffery may see limited snaps during the contest as the team looks to preserve its key players for the postseason.
Jeffery caught four of 10 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-29 win over the Giants.
Jeffery reversed course in the back of the end zone during Sunday's game, turning back out toward the side line for a three-yard score. The big-bodied target has now scored in six of his last seven games. He seems like a fair bet to keep humming so long as Nick Foles keeps slinging it like he did on Sunday. The Eagles' final two opponents, Oakland and Dallas, entered Week 15 both ranking in the bottom five of the league in opponent passer rating.
Jeffery only missed one day of practice this week and shouldn't have any limitations against a Giants secondary that likely will be missing standout safety Landon Collins (ankle). Of course, the favorable matchup is small consolation for Jeffery with the Eagles' loss of star quarterback Carson Wentz (knee) for the remainder of the season.
Jeffery (illness) took part in Friday's practice, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Jeffery sat out Thursday's session due to an illness, but he was feeling good enough to get back on the field one day later. As long as he was simply under the weather a day ago, Jeffery should be good to go for Week 15, but the Eagles will clarify his status when they release Friday's injury report.
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