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Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery ‘iffy’ to play against Seahawks

Alshon Jeffery

The Philadelphia Eagles will be without wide receiver Nelson Agholor and running back Jordan Howard for Sunday’s must-win tilt with the Seattle Seahawks. Wide-out Alshon Jeffery could join them.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it is now “iffy” that Jeffery plays against the Seahawks. The veteran receiver missed Week 11’s loss to the New England Patriots with an ankle injury. He practiced in a limited fashion throughout the week.

On the season, Jeffery has 34 receptions for 343 yards and three touchdowns.

If out, the Eagles will roll with Jordan Matthews, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins and Greg Ward at receiver.

Matthews would be Philadelphia’s top option, in terms of wide receivers, in a situation where Jeffery does not play. He signed with the Eagles on Nov. 6 as a free agent. He hauled in one reception for six yards against New England.

Arcega-Whiteside — whom the Eagles drafted in the second round out of Stanford in April — carries similarities to Jeffery in his red zone prowess and big frame. However, he has yet to produce as a rookie, recording three receptions for 43 yards in 10 games.

Hollins carries the most 2019 production for the Eagles. He has tallied 10 receptions for 125 yards.

Ward, a former quarterback at the University of Houston, was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad on Saturday. He played two two offensive snaps in the Eagles’ Week 3 loss to the Detroit Lions.

If Jeffery joins Howard and Agholor on the sidelines, the Eagles will hand Carson Wentz a barren cupboard of outside and running threats. In all likelihood, Sunday’s offense will run through the tight ends (Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert) and rookie tailback Miles Sanders.