Jeffery (shoulder), who underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, sustained a full tear of his rotator cuff and isn't certain to be ready for the regular season, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Anderson notes that the expectation is for Jeffery to be ready for Week 1 but, now that the full extent of his injury is known, there appears to be concern he might not be. Furthermore, he's now said to be "very likely" to miss the preseason.
Jeffery (shoulder), who underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff, is uncertain to be available for the start of training camp, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
The Eagles should shed more light on the status of Jeffery's rehab from the procedure when the team reconvenes for Organized Team Activities in April. Though it's likely the wideout won't be in attendance for the offseason program and could be sidelined for the start of training camp, the expectation is that he'll be back to full strength by the start of the regular season. Despite playing hurt throughout the 2017 campaign after sustaining the injury in camp, Jeffery turned in a strong first year in Philadelphia, catching 57 of 120 targets for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games. After inking a four-year extension in December, Jeffery is set to reprise his role as the top target for franchise quarterback Carson Wentz (knee), who could be recovered from a torn ACL and LCL before the new season begins.
Jeffery underwent successful surgery Wednesday to address a torn rotator cuff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jeffery suffered the shoulder injury during training camp, but proceeded to play through the issue for all 16 of the Eagles' regular-season contests, as well as the team's three postseason bouts. Though less than 100 percent healthy, Jeffery's productivity didn't seem to be impacted by the injury, as he quickly established a strong rapport with starting quarterback Carson Wentz (knee) in the regular season and seemed to get comfortable with replacement signal caller Nick Foles during the playoffs, ultimately finishing the campaign with a 73-yard, one-touchdown effort in the Eagles' Super Bowl LII victory over New England. Jeffery may be held out of the Eagles' offseason workouts while recovering from surgery, but the team doesn't seem to harbor any concerns about his health heading into 2018, as Philadelphia inked the wideout to a four-year, $52 million contract extension in December.
Jeffery scored the first touchdown of the contest by making a leaping 34-yard scoring grab in the the left side of the end zone with 2:34 remaining in the first quarter. The 27-year-old was rendered a non-factor from the second quarter onward, however, as former college teammate Stephon Gilmore often blanketed him in coverage. Nevertheless, the Super Bowl victory served as a fine conclusion to Jeffery's first season in Philadelphia, one that saw him haul in 57 of 120 targets for 789 yards and nine touchdowns. He also wrapped up the postseason with a combined three scores between the NFC championship and Super Bowl, cementing his role as one of the offense's most important weapons. Jeffery displayed solid rapport with Carson Wentz before the latter's season-ending knee injury, and he'll undoubtedly look to improve on that connection as soon as the latter is ready to resume on-field work.
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.
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