The Eagles released Jeffery on Wednesday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Jeffery's release had been set in stone for quite some time, given that he carried a $14 million salary cap hit for 2021. The 31-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, having logged just six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown across seven games, all while battling injuries and suboptimal quarterback play. He'll now have to contend with a strong receiver class in free agency, perhaps foreshadowing a situation wherein Jeffery is forced to settle for a prove-it deal at his next landing spot.
The Eagles plan to release Jeffery when the new league year begins March 17, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jeffery's imminent release doesn't come as any sort of surprise, given that the soon-to-be 32-year-old carries a $14 million cap hit for 2021. He only suited up for seven games during an injury-riddled 2020 campaign, securing six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown, the lowest totals of his career. Jeffery hasn't put up a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he's now logged back-to-back years with under 500 receiving yards. With plenty of big-name wideouts scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, Jeffrey seems unlikely to encounter a bidding war for his services.
Jeffery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against Washington.
Jeffery's season debut was delayed until Week 10 due to a combination of offseason foot surgery and a calf issue that he sustained while working his way back to full health. Overall, he managed to haul in just six of 13 targets for 115 yards and one touchdown in seven appearances during his age-30 season. Jeffery turns 31 in February, but because he's owed $18.5 million in 2021, it'll be difficult for the Eagles to move on.
Jeffery caught his lone target for 22 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys.
Jeffery has seen a mere one target in three of his past four games. His 22 yards in this one represent his second-highest total of the season.
Jeffery caught two of three targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 33-26 loss to Arizona.
Jeffery had receptions of 24 and 39 yards on the day. He also drew multiple pass interference penalties on Patrick Peterson, totaling 40 yards that helped on the drive that tied the score at 26. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old has just five catches on 12 targets through six games this season.
Jeffery caught his only target for a 15-yard touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Saints.
With Carson Wentz replaced by rookie Jalen Hurts under center, Jeffery looked like he might be headed for a big game when he produced the game's first points with his first TD of the season early in the second quarter. Unfortunately for the veteran wideout, Hurts didn't look his way again and wound up completing only 17 passes in total on the afternoon. Jeffery has only three catches for 30 yards on nine targets in five games since rejoining the lineup, and it doesn't appear as though the switch at QB will improve his outlook heading into Week 15's road clash with the Cardinals.
Jeffery (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Jeffrey was limited in practice Wednesday, when coach Doug Pederson declined to commit to his availability for Week 14, but barring any setbacks it looks like the veteran wideout is on track to play. His involvement in Philadelphia's offense has been trending upward, but with only two catches over the last four weeks, it'll be difficult to trust Jeffery for fantasy purposes during Sunday's home matchup against the Saints.
Jeffery was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a calf injury.
Jeffery handled a season-high 56 percent offensive snap share during last weekend's loss to the Packers, but he failed to secure his lone target. According to Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal, coach Doug Pederson said Jeffery is "sore" coming out of the Week 13 contest, and the veteran wideout's status for Sunday's game versus the Saints has yet to be determined. If Jeffery does suit up, he'll face the challenge of trying to establishing chemistry on the fly with rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts, who will be making his first career start.
Jeffery could not come down with his lone target in Sunday's 30-16 loss to Green Bay.
Jeffery drew the start but didn't see a pass thrown his way until the fourth quarter with Jalen Hurts under center. The nine-year vet did see another target but was flagged for pass interference on the play. Jeffery has just two catches on eight targets this season.
Jeffery caught two of four targets for 15 yards during Monday's 23-17 loss to the Seahawks.
Though still a modest output from the one-time Pro Bowl wideout, it is encouraging at least that he logged a season-high 35 offensive snaps while finally breaking into the reception column with his Monday night effort. Jeffery attracted just three targets over 23 offensive snaps in Weeks 10 and 11, his first two games back from foot and calf injuries that held him out for the first half of the season. His involvement is seemingly on the upswing as the struggling Eagles passing offense readies for a road trip to Green Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Jeffery failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Browns.
Even though coach Doug Pederson said just a week ago that Jeffery's playing time would trend upwards as the season wore on, the 30-year-old saw even fewer snaps than the 18 he saw in his first week off IR. Meanwhile, Travis Fulgham, Jalen Reagor, and Greg Ward all got at least 46 snaps on the day. If Jeffery is going to contribute to fantasy rosters this season, his best opportunity to do it will come in Week 12 against a Seahawks defense allowing the most yards per game in the entire NFL to wide receivers.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Jeffery's playing time will increase as the season continues, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Jeffery made his season debut against the Giants last weekend after having missed the first eight games of the season due to a calf injury, but he was held catchless (one target) in his return to action. Even if the 30-year-old does eventually resume handling a larger role on offense, it's conceivable that all of Jalen Reagor, Travis Fulgham and Dallas Goedert could remain ahead of him in terms of targets. Jeffery will be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes Week 11, even with a favorable matchup in Cleveland on deck.
Jeffery recorded no receptions on one target in Week 10 against the Giants.
Jeffery's catchless performance confirmed pregame reports that he would be eased back into action for his season debut. His lone target came on the team's third offensive snap but fell incomplete. It's unclear how many targets Jeffery will be able to command with Jalen Reagor, Travis Fulgham and Dallas Goedert already established in the offense. Jeffery's next chance to make an impact will come in Week 11 against the Browns.
Coach Doug Pederson said Friday that "it's going to take some time" for Jeffery to reach full game readiness, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
The 30-year-old has yet to see the field this season, but he's practicing without limitations this week and primed for his season debut. Pederson also said the team has "a plan" for Jeffery for Sunday's game against the Giants, which indicates he could be on a limited snap count.
Jeffery (calf) practiced fully Wednesday.
In mid-to-late October, Jeffery seemed to be closing in on his season debut, which was delayed to a longer-than-expected recovery from December surgery to address a Lisfranc injury in his right foot. While he seems to have since made a full recovery from foot surgery, Jeffery's debut was delayed further due to the calf issue. Fortunately, Jeffery has benefited from the Eagles' Week 9 bye, and with a full session under his belt, he looks like he'll have a real chance at seeing his first game action Sunday against the Giants. Jeffery's last appearance came in Week 14 of the 2019 campaign.
Coach Doug Pederson suggested Wednesday that Jeffery (calf) will take part in the Eagles' first Week 10 practice, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Coming off a Week 9 bye, the Eagles are set to release their initial Week 10 practice report later Wednesday, at which point it will be known whether Jeffery did in fact return to the field in some capacity. Though Jeffery is believed to have made a full recovery from the offseason surgery he required on his right foot, he picked up a calf injury while rehabbing in late October and is still trying to move past the issue. While Jeffery looks to be in a better spot health-wise coming off the bye week, he may need to turn in at least one full practice between Wednesday and Friday to have a realistic shot at making his season debut Sunday versus the Giants.
Jeffery (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Jeffery didn't log any time on the practice field this week, so he's no lock to be ready after a Week 9 bye. It's also unclear whether he'll have a significant role in the Philadelphia offense if/when he's eventually cleared to play, as Travis Fulgham, Jalen Reagor (thumb) and Greg Ward all have made solid cases to see regular playing time.
Jeffery (calf) was held out of practice Thursday.
Jeffery has completed his recovery from December 2019 surgery to address a Jones fracture in his right foot, but now a calf injury is impeding his path to suit up on game days. He has one more chance this week to prove his health ahead of Sunday's contest against the Cowboys.
Jeffery (calf) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Jeffery has made a full recovery from December foot surgery, but he's been dealing with a calf injury for the past few weeks. While an appearance in Sunday's game against the Cowboys doesn't seem likely at this point, Jeffery managed to practice in a limited capacity a couple times last week. With that in mind, the veteran wideout's season debut shouldn't be too far off.
Jeffery is no longer bothered by the surgically repaired foot that has sidelined him all season, but he remains day-to-day with a calf injury, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Per Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeffery sustained his calf injury "weeks ago." The Eagles aren't ruling Jeffery out from making his season debut in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but he'll likely need to put in at least one full practice this week before gaining clearance.
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