|ADP:||Round: 9, Pick: 7|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 216 lb.|
|Born:||February 14, 1990|
|Drafted:||2012 / Rd. 2 (45)|
Jeffery (foot) could open the 2020 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
Analysis: Jeffery remains in the midst of a lengthy rehab process after having undergone Lisfranc surgery in December, and even discounting the possibility of quarantine-related challenges inhibiting his recovery, there's no guarantee that the 30-year-old wideout will be ready to go by Week 1. Heading into the third season of his four-year deal with Philadelphia, Jeffery's fully guaranteed $9.91 million base salary for 2020 essentially guarantees that he won't be cut, and he's the team's best option as an X receiver when healthy, but it's possible that continued injury concerns could incentive the exploration of a tentative trade. Though rookie first-round pick Jalen Reagor's skillset doesn't overlap with Jeffery's, his arrival could make moving on from the veteran a more realistic possibility for the Eagles.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman referred to Jeffery (foot) as "the elephant in the room" when he spoke to reporters Thursday, adding that the priority for the wide receiver is to get healthy, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Analysis: Roseman also acknowledged that Jeffery is aware of what's being said about him, presumably including trade rumors and (unconfirmed) reports of a fractured relationship with quarterback Carson Wentz. Roseman gave the impression Jeffery is still part of the plan in Philadelphia, but Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia is quick to note that the Eagles GM has every incentive to project that image, regardless of what the plan actually is. Jeffery is in the midst of a lengthy recovery process from Lisfranc surgery in December, entering the third season of a four-year contract with a full guarantee for his $9.91 million base salary in 2020. The Eagles thus have no incentive to release him, but they might be able to find a trade.
Jeffery's agent denied a report that the wide receiver wants to be traded, but the Eagles nonetheless may try to move on from Jeffery this offseason, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.
Analysis: It's a complicated situation for a variety of reasons, starting with unconfirmed reports of tension between Jeffery and Carson Wentz, possibly stemming from a local radio station naming the veteran wideout as the "anonymous" player who had suggested the Eagles offense was too complicated for the quarterback to handle (ESPN's Josina Anderson suggested otherwise). In any case, a full guarantee on Jeffery's $9.91 million base salary for 2020 means the Eagles have no financial incentive to release him, and a lengthy recovery process after Lisfranc surgery in December makes it tricky to find a trade partner. Even if the chemistry/off-field concerns are ignored, Jeffery is a 30-year-old wide receiver who missed multiple games in four of the past five seasons and hasn't gone over 843 receiving yards since 2014. On the other hand, he posted a 12-219-3 receiving line during the 2017 playoffs, and he has 19 TDs in 39 regular-season games with the Eagles. Regardless of where he ends up playing, Jeffery's ninth-month recovery estimate after surgery could make it a challenge to be ready for Week 1.
Jeffery (foot) won't necessarily be back with the Eagles in 2020, though his contract makes it difficult for the team to trade or release him, NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Analysis: The speculation partially seems to be based on reports of Jeffery having a strained relationship with Carson Wentz, something both players have explicitly denied at one point or another. The wide receiver's contract includes a full guarantee for his 2020 base salary, so the Eagles have nothing to gain by releasing him, and they might need to include a draft pick in any trade to get his salary off their books. As such, the most likely scenario features Jeffery playing at least one more year in Philadelphia, where he's entering the third season of a four-year, $52 million contract. His recovery from Lisfranc surgery in mid-December figures to extend deep into the offseason and possibly beyond the start of training camp. An estimated rehab timeline of nine months makes him less than a sure thing to be ready for Week 1 of 2020.
Jeffery underwent surgery Sunday to address the Lisfranc injury to his right foot, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Jeffery's procedure was performed by renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who is optimistic the receiver will be ready to return to action in advance of the 2020 season. The wideout is still expected to require nearly nine months in total of rehab and recovery, so his availability for Week 1 could come down to the wire. Jeffery, who will turn 30 in February, is on the books for two more seasons and carries cap hits of $15.4 million and $18.5 million in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Friday that Jeffery will undergo surgery to address a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The wideout is expected to require around nine months of recovery time following the procedure.
Analysis: Jeffery's 2019 season came to an end in Monday's overtime win over the Giants, when he came up limping after planting his foot awkwardly while he was running a route in the second quarter. Pederson noted that Jeffery will undergo the procedure in the near future to get a head start on the rehab schedule, and if the nine-month timeline proves accurate, the 29-year-old could be ready to go for the start of the 2020 season. A banged-up Jeffery appeared in just 10 games during the current campaign, finishing with 43 receptions for 490 yards and four scores.
Jeffery (foot) will have surgery to address a Lisfranc injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Jeffery was placed on injured reserve Thursday, officially bringing his 2019 campaign to an early end. The timing should give him a shot to be ready for training camp next year, though he'll first need to make it through a lengthy recovery process. The 29-year-old wideout has two seasons remaining on a four-year contract, with a September restructure guaranteeing him $11.5 million for 2020. The Eagles don't have any incentive to part ways with Jeffery unless they do so via trade.
Jeffery (foot) was placed on injured reserve by the Eagles on Thursday.
Analysis: Jeffery suffered what appeared to be a non-contact foot injury Monday night against the Giants, and early indications were that it was a serious injury that could be season-ending. The Eagles confirmed that with Thursday's roster transaction, promoting fellow wideout Robert Davis from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Jeffery (foot) is expected to miss the rest of the season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Jeffery appeared to suffer a non-contact injury to his foot Monday against the Giants, which forced him to limp off the field in the middle of the play and eventually require a cart to go to the locker room. The Eagles don't have a specific diagnosis just yet but are preparing to be without him for the stretch run of the campaign.
Coach Doug Pederson said Jeffery's foot injury is "a little more significant" than offensive tackle Lane Johnson's (ankle), but he's unsure if it's season-ending, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Analysis: Johnson is believed to be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, so Jeffery seems to be in line for a multi-week absence. An MRI has been ordered up to hone in on the nature of the injury, but it's definitely concerning that Jeffery heard something pop when he suffered the injury, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Jeffery (foot) will receive an MRI Tuesday morning after injuring his foot area during Monday's game against the Giants. The receiver also noted that he felt a pop when the injury occurred, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The MRI should clear up the details regarding Jeffery's injury, but it looked significant in any case. The Eagles may need to enlist some help at receiver if Jeffery is out for the rest of the season, as they finished Monday's contest with J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward as their only healthy wideouts.
Jeffery (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: Jeffery's injury looked serious from the get-go, so it is no surprise to see him ruled out after being carted off the field earlier in the game. The exact nature of the veteran receiver's injury should be cleared up in the near future, but the Eagles are down to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward at receiver in the meantime.
Jeffery (foot) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: Jeffery hurt himself badly trying to get off the line of scrimmage, and limped off the field before the play was over. After being examined by team trainers on the sidelines, he was carted to the locker room. As long as Jeffery is out, J.J, Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward are the only healthy receivers left for the Eagles.
Jeffery hauled in nine of 16 targets for 137 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Dolphins.
Analysis: The 29-year-old wideout returned to his presumed No. 1 role in the receiving corps upon return from a two-game injury-induced absence, racking up more than twice as many targets as any other Eagles player. Jeffery provided an early spark in an otherwise lethargic second half for Philadelphia's offense, as his 10-yard touchdown catch at the 11:44 mark of the third quarter was the Eagles' only score until Jake Elliott hit a field goal with 1:51 to go. Though the team's outlook is bleak following a third consecutive defeat, an upcoming Monday night matchup against the Giants' bottom-10 pass defense foretells another profitable fantasy outing for Jeffery in Week 14.
Jeffery (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Analysis: Limited in the Eagles' first two practices of Week 13, Jeffery received clearance for Sunday after turning in a full workout during Friday's session. Despite missing the previous two games, Jeffery should immediately settle back in as the Eagles' unquestioned No. 1 wideout after the team received little production from its other receiver options while the 29-year-old was sidelined.
Jeffery (ankle) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate.
Analysis: The Eagles didn't take the field Thursday, but Jeffery would have maintained his activity level for a second session in a row. Friday's injury report will impart his chances of returning to action Sunday at Miami. In a receiving corps that's banged up at the moment -- Zach Ertz (hamstring) hasn't practiced this week, and Nelson Agholor (knee) sat out Week 12, like Jeffery -- the top healthy options are tight end Dallas Goedert and rookie wideout J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Jeffery (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Jeffery was initially expected to practice in full Wednesday, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, and it's currently unclear if his inability to do so is indicative of a setback. The veteran wideout logged a trio of limited practices last week but was ultimately unable to suit up against Seattle, so Wednesdays session doesn't represent tangible progress. With Nelson Agholor (knee) also limited and Philadelphia's receiving corps in dire need of a boost, Jeffery's activity in the week's final two practices will be worth keeping a close eye on.
Jeffery (ankle) is expected to practice fully Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Analysis: If that's the case and he emerges from the session without any setbacks, the wideout would be on track to return to action Sunday against the Dolphins. Jeffery, who has missed two straight games since hurting his ankle in Week 9 action, has recorded 34 catches (on 55 targets) for 353 yards and three TDs in the eight contests he's suited up for this season.
Jeffery (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Analysis: Though he never advanced beyond limited practice participation in his Week 12 prep, the Eagles had been bullish that Jeffery would be able to shake off the ankle injury and return from a one-game absence Sunday. Unfortunately for Jeffery, his left ankle was apparently still bothering him enough in his pregame workout that the Eagles opted to err on the side of caution and hold him out for a second straight contest. With Nelson Agholor (knee) also sidelined, an already weak Eagles receiving corps will be down to Jordan Matthews, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins and Greg Ward as their lone healthy members of the position group. Given that the quartet has combined for just 14 catches for 174 yards across 36 targets this season, quarterback Carson Wentz may choose to rely more heavily on tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert and running backs Miles Sanders and Boston Scott in the passing game.
The Eagles may be without Jeffery (ankle) on Sunday against the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Schefter was a bit more optimistic with a previous report, stating Jeffery was "expected to play," but further evaluation of his ankle injury seems to have scaled back expectations for the wide receiver. With DeSean Jackson (abdomen) on IR and Nelson Agholor (knee) also not slated to suit up, the Eagles may have just Jordan Matthews, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins and Greg Ward available to man WR. Such a reality could leave tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert as Carson Wentz's most-targeted options among the skill positions.
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