Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery cleared for contact, but unclear if he’ll play vs. Titans
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has finally been cleared for contact this week, but the team is unsure if he’ll suit up against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. While Jeffery is an elite weapon, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson wants to make sure he’s at full capacity, according to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com.
“It’s a situation where you want to make sure the player is 100 percent right when he’s back on the field,” Pederson said.
Jeffery, the team’s No. 1 receiver, played all of last season with a torn rotator cuff. Even with this injury, he played in every game for the Eagles in their Super Bowl champion year. He had surgery on his injured shoulder back in February.
Since then, Jeffery has been recovering to prepare for the 2018-19 season. The 28-year-old recorded 57 receptions for 789 yards last year. While these numbers don’t pop compared to the stats of other top receivers in the league, he caught nine touchdown passes and helped his team win a lot of games. The offense is clearly different without him.
Carson Wentz returned to the field last week for the first time since his late-season ACL and MCL tear last year. He led the Eagles to a 20-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts that came down to the last play of the game. If Jeffery returns, a perfect storm could be brewing in Philly.
Wentz will continue to build his rhythm while running backs Darren Sproles and Jay Ajayi get healthy. The Eages are 2-1 heading into Week 4. If their weapons all get healthy soon, the rest of the teams in the NFC East will be in some serious trouble.
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