Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery’s season is officially over as he heads to the IR
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery’s season is officially over with the team placing him on the injured reserve. In a corresponding move, they signed wide receiver Robert Davis from the practice squad.
This doesn’t come as a surprise after coach Doug Pederson made it pretty clear on Tuesday the foot injury was severe.
“Alshon is a little more significant,” said Pederson, via SB Nation. “I am waiting on one more test result later this afternoon. It’s a little more significant with him, and then we have to do a course of action, a plan with him here pretty soon, probably.”
Jeffery finished his season playing in ten games catching 43 passes for 490 yards and four touchdowns. The team had high expectations for Jeffery coming into the season, but he didn’t live up to them.
The Eagles have a couple of big questions they need to answer now. How do they replace his production for the rest of the season, and did they make a big mistake guaranteeing his contract for next season?
The Eagles redid his contract during the offseason to open up more cap space for this season, and in doing so, they guaranteed his contract for next year.
Many believed he would be cut after this season, but with the money he is owed, it’s probably something the team can’t do.
If the team were to cut Jeffery, it would cost them almost $10.6 million in cap space, per Over The Cap. That is something the team is probably not willing to eat.
With Jeffery out, some of the younger guys, like Davis, are going to need to step up