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Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery to be activated from PUP list

Alshon Jeffery, Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will be activated from the physically unable to perform list on Friday, head coach Doug Pederson said after their preseason finale (per NFL.com).

That means Jeffery won’t be placed on the reserve/PUP list, which would have automatically made him ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the regular season.

Jeffery is still recovering from a shoulder injury which required surgery during the offseason. But despite coming off the PUP, a recent report suggests Jeffery is still unlikely to be ready to play in the Eagles’ first two regular-season games against the Falcons and Buccaneers.

Jeffery had a strong debut season for the Eagles last year as he had 57 catches for 789 yards and a team-high nine touchdowns. He also played a pivotal part in the Eagles’ terrific postseason run all the way to their very first Super Bowl title.

Although it’ll be a blow for the Eagles to be without one of their top weapons for the first couple weeks, it is promising that he won’t be gone for too much longer. As the Eagles continue to wait for his return, the likes of Nelson Agholor and veteran Mike Wallace will have to hold down the fort as the team’s primary wideouts.

But while Jeffery’s situation seems pretty much sorted out, it remains to be seen how their quarterback situation will shake out with Carson Wentz’s status for the season opener still in doubt. Wentz was spotted throwing before their final preseason game but has yet to be cleared for contact.