Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to play vs. Packers in Week 4
The Philadelphia Eagles likely won’t have wide receiver DeSean Jackson back in time for their game on Thursday against the Green Bay Packers, but they do plan to have receiver Alshon Jeffery and tight end Dallas Goedert available, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
Doug Pederson said he expects Alston Jeffery and Dallas Goedert to play Thursday against the Packers but thinks DeSean Jackson probably will miss another game. https://t.co/a9Q5BDCjAb
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 24, 2019
Speaking to the media ahead of this week’s Thursday Night Football matchup, Eagles head coach Doug Peterson said that he was optimistic about the players being ready to go, and now it looks like he will be.
“I fully expect and anticipate Alshon, you know, to [be available]. He was limited yesterday and hopefully he can go full today and be ready to go,” Pederson said Tuesday.
Dallas Goedert played during the Eagles last game, but is dealing with a calf injury that threatened to keep him out last week. When it comes to the likes of Jackson, however, Pederson doesn’t anticipate him playing.
“… DeSean is probably a little further away. His injury is a little bit more week to week and so he’s probably not going to be there this week. But listen, the season’s young, we’ll get these guys healthy and hopefully we can get things turned around soon.”
Jeffery also hurt his calf during the first quarter of the Eagles loss to the Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago, and the team clearly suffered without him and Jackson in their loss to the Detroit Lions last week.
With Jackson still expected to miss another game, the team will likely be leaning heavily on Jeffery and Nelson Agholor as they head too Lambeau Field.