Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor return for Philly vs. Dolphins
The Philadelphia Eagles have been extremely thin at wide receiver this season, but they’ll get two of their pass-catchers back in Week 13. Both Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor are slated to return for Philadelphia versus the Miami Dolphins, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Eagles removed both WRs Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor from the injury report and they’ll play today. For TE Zach Ertz (hamstring), he’s pushing to play as well, and even with TE Joshua Perkins coming off the practice squad, it looks like it’s going to happen.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2019
Last week, Jeffery and Agholor were sidelined due to injuries as the team took on the Seattle Seahawks. As a result, the offense faltered as they fell to the Seahawks by the score of 17-10.
Jeffery actually hasn’t played since Week 9 against the Chicago Bears. Since then, he’s been dealing with an ankle injury that he sustained in the Eagles’ victory over the Bears.
The veteran wide receiver is expected to start on Sunday against the Dolphins after missing two games. This year, Jeffery has contributed 34 receptions, 353 yards, and three touchdowns for the Eagles.
On the other hand, Agholor was unable to give it a go for Philadelphia in Week 12 because of a knee injury. After getting a week to recover, it appears that the fifth-year wide receiver is ready to make his return to the offense.
Agholor has hauled in 36 passes for 322 yards and three scores in Philadelphia’s passing attack. But when it comes to the Eagles’ wide receivers this year, it’s not about the catches they are making; it’s been the ones they aren’t making that’s caused concern.
No matter who the Eagles have deployed at wide receiver, they haven’t been able to get consistent play at the position. Maybe getting some time off with injuries will allow Jeffery and Agholor to improve their performance on the field.