Eagles news: Alshon Jeffery dealing with biceps injury ahead of Week 1
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Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery dealing with biceps injury ahead of Week 1

The Philadelphia Eagles may go into their season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon without a key member of their offense.

Per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has landed on the Eagles’ injury report as the result of a biceps issue that has kept him limited in practice, which has put his status for Week 1 in question.

Jeffery has played just one full season over the last four years.

The 29-year-old is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 13 games and hauled in 65 receptions for 843 yards and six touchdowns in his second year with Philadelphia.

Jeffery originally joined the Eagles back in March 2017. During his first season with the club, he appeared in all 16 contests, catching 57 passes for 789 yards and nine scores while helping the team win its first-ever Super Bowl title.

Jeffery, who played his collegiate football at the University of South Carolina, was originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (45th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He participated in 10 contests during his rookie campaign, snaring 24 balls for 367 yards and three scores. He then broke out during his second season, registering 89 catches for 1,421 yards while reaching the end zone seven times, en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

Jeffery then had another big year in 2014, logging 85 receptions for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He has failed to register 1,000 yards ever since, but he remains an integral part of Philly’s offense, and if he is unable to go for the season opener, it will certainly be a big blow to the Eagles.