Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery expected to miss the first two games of the season
The start of the 2018 NFL regular season is right around the corner for the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and injuries might be an issue. Along with head coach Doug Pederson not willing to reveal whether star quarterback Carson Wentz will be under center for Week 1, the team will reportedly be without wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, Jeffery is expected to miss the Eagles’ first two games of the 2018 campaign as he is still on the mend.
Philadelphia Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss at least the first two games of the season, but the team will activate him to the 53-man roster this weekend with optimism he could be back by Week 3, according to league and team sources.
Despite the fact he’ll miss the first two games of the season, Jeffery is said to be progressing well says, Pederson.
“We’re just going to continue to monitor him and we’ll see where he is at next week and make a decision,” Peterson said at his Tuesday presser. “But right now, he’s progressing well; we just got to see his day-by-day.”
Following the Eagles’ preseason finale against the New York Jets this week, the reigning Super Bowl champions will focus on their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons in a battle of NFC heavyweights. The first two games of the season will come against NFC South opponents with the Eagles set to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road in Week 2.
It’ll be interesting to see how these injuries impact Philadelphia as they try to get off to a strong start to their title defense.