Jeffery (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
For the second day in a row, Jeffery took part in individual drills, but that was the extent of his activity. He likely needs to progress to 11-on-11 drills and complete them without issue before given clearance for game action. With one session remaining this week, the odds Jeffery makes his season debut Sunday in Tampa Bay are dwindling, which leaves Nelson Agholor and Mike Wallace at the top of the pecking order at wide receiver.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Jeffery (shoulder) has been cleared to participate in individual drills during practice this week, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Jeffery will remain a spectator for team drills, but the wideout's advancement to individual activity is evidence that he's progressing in his recovery from offseason surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff. It's unclear if Jeffery's level of involvement will be enough for him to garner a limited or non-participation tag when the Eagles release their first injury report of the week, but regardless of how he's designated, it remains unlikely that he'll be available for Sunday's contest against Tampa Bay. With Jeffery expected to miss a second straight contest, receivers Nelson Agholor and Mike Wallace, tight end Zach Ertz and running back Darren Sproles should represent quarterback Nick Foles' top pass-catching options.
Jeffery (shoulder) said he needs "a couple more visits with the doctor" before returning and is likely out for a few more weeks, Jenny Vrentas of Sports Illustrated reports.
Jeffery added, "Some days I feel great, and some days...a shoulder injury is pretty tough." Coach Doug Pederson previously suggested the additional time between Thursday's season opener and Week 2 could assist in a quick return to the field for the 28-year-old, but that now appears unlikely. Jeffery should still be considered week-to-week.
In advance of Thursday's season opener against the Falcons, coach Doug Pederson refers to Jeffery (shoulder) as "week-to-week," Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
It remains to be seen if the Eagles simply rule Jeffery out for Week 1 or give him a "doubtful" injury tag. Either way, we'll operate under the assumption that he'll miss Thursday's contest, at a minimum. In his expected absence, look for QB Nick Foles to rely more heavily on tight end Zach Ertz, as well as wideouts Nelson Agholor and Mike Wallace, in the team's passing game.
Jeffery (shoulder) passed his physical Friday and has been activated off the preseason PUP list, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Jeffery will likely miss the first two games, but the recent progression for the wideout could signify he will be ready earlier than expected. At the very least, Jeffery's activation off the PUP list indicates he will not remain sidelined through the first six weeks. If he winds up missing action early in the season, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor and Mike Wallace should be the top options to receive additional targets.
|4||9/30/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/11/18||@ NYG||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/18/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|