Jeffery caught two of five targets for 23 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Bills.
Jeffery drew the target on five of Carson Wentz's nine pass attempts, including a third-and-goal from the Buffalo five-yard line. The first two targets were thrown into coverage and well over Jeffery's head, but the duo finally connected for gains of nine and 13 on Philadelphia's fourth drive. Jeffery and Torrey Smith were the starters, with Nelson Agholor coming on the field for three-wide sets. Jeffery and TE Zach Ertz figure to be Wentz's favorite options.
Jeffery missed about a week of practice early in camp while nursing a shoulder strain, and he's been eased back into action since returning last Sunday. He likely would've played in the preseason opener if it had been a regular-season game, but the Eagles clearly have no desire to push him at this stage of the schedule. Jeffery and Carson Wentz probably won't get extended run together until the third week of the preseason.
Jeffery isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game in Green Bay.
Jeffery missed about a week of practice due to a shoulder strain, only returning the field Sunday. Although head coach Doug Pederson deemed Jeffery healthy enough to take hits earlier this week, the Eagles will exercise caution with one of their big offseason splashes. With Jeffery out of commission, the door is open for Nelson Agholor to get work with the first-team offense.
Doug Pederson said Jeffery (shoulder) is healthy enough to play in Thursday's preseason game in Green Bay, but the coach declined to say if the wideout will actually do so, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Jeffery returned to practice Monday after missing four days, but he was limited to individual work at Tuesday's practice, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports. Though seemingly healthy enough to play if it were the regular season, Jeffery probably won't play in Thursday's exhibition.
Jeffery (shoulder) returned to practice Sunday, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Jeffery only missed four days of practice and still has four days to prepare for Philadelphia's preseason opener Thursday against Green Bay. The team might elect to hold him out as a precaution, but it seems his strained shoulder is no longer a concern. Jeffery is locked in as the No. 1 option in a suddenly crowded receiving corps.
|P4||8/31/17||@ NYJ||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|6||10/12/17||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|