Alshon Jeffery

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #17
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #17
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Alshon Jeffery News

Officially released

The Eagles released Jeffery on Monday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Jeffery's release had been set in stone for quite some time, given that he carried a $14 million salary cap hit for 2021. The 31-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, having logged just six catches for 115 yards and a score across seven games, all while battling injuries and suboptimal quarterback play. He'll now have to contend with a strong free agent receiver class, perhaps foreshadowing a situation wherein Jeffery is forced to settle for a prove-it deal at his next landing spot.

Mar 17, 2021 4:20 PM EST


Will be released

The Eagles plan to release Jeffery when the new league year begins March 17, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jeffery's imminent release doesn't come as any sort of surprise, given that the soon-to-be 32-year-old carries a $14 million cap hit for 2021. He only suited up for seven games during an injury-riddled 2020 campaign, securing six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown, the lowest totals of his career. Jeffery hasn't put up a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he's now logged back-to-back years with under 500 receiving yards. With plenty of big-name wideouts scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, Jeffrey seems unlikely to encounter a bidding war for his services.

Feb 22, 2021 1:28 PM EST



Sitting out Week 17

Jeffery (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against Washington.

Analysis: Jeffery's season debut was delayed until Week 10 due to a combination of offseason foot surgery and a calf issue that he sustained while working his way back to full health. Overall, he managed to haul in just six of 13 targets for 115 yards and one touchdown in seven appearances during his age-30 season. Jeffery turns 31 in February, but because he's owed $18.5 million in 2021, it'll be difficult for the Eagles to move on.

Jan 3, 2021 4:24 PM EST


Just one catch in loss

Jeffery caught his lone target for 22 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Jeffery has seen a mere one target in three of his past four games. His 22 yards in this one represent his second-highest total of the season.

Dec 28, 2020 10:36 PM EST


Posts season high in yards

Jeffery caught two of three targets for 63 yards in Sunday's 33-26 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Jeffery had receptions of 24 and 39 yards on the day. He also drew multiple pass interference penalties on Patrick Peterson totaling 40 yards that helped on the drive that tied the score at 26. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old has just five catches on 12 targets through six games this season.

Dec 21, 2020 3:29 PM EST



Scores first TD of 2020

Jeffery caught his only target for a 15-yard touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Saints.

Analysis: With Carson Wentz replaced by rookie Jalen Hurts under center, Jeffery looked like he might be headed for a big game when he produced the game's first points with his first TD of the season early in the second quarter. Unfortunately for the veteran wideout, Hurts didn't look his way again and only wound up completing 17 passes in total on the afternoon. Jeffery has only three catches for 30 yards on nine targets in five games since rejoining the lineup, and it doesn't appear as though the switch at QB will improve his outlook heading into Week 15's road clash with the Cardinals.

Dec 13, 2020 7:48 PM EST


Practicing in full

Jeffery (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Jeffrey was limited in practice Wednesday, when coach Doug Pederson declined to commit to his availability for Week 14, but barring any setbacks it looks like the veteran wideout is on track to play. His involvement in Philadelphia's offense has been trending upward, but with only two catches over the last four weeks, it'll be difficult to trust Jeffery for fantasy purposes during Sunday's home matchup against the Saints.

Dec 10, 2020 12:50 PM EST


Back on injury report

Jeffery (calf) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Jeffery handled a season-high 56 percent of offensive snaps during last weekend's loss to the Packers, but he failed to secure his lone target. The veteran wideout still appears to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's upcoming game against the Saints, during which he'll work with Jalen Hurts under center.

Dec 9, 2020 1:37 PM EST


Targeted only once in loss

Jeffery could not come down with his lone target in Sunday's 30-16 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Jeffery drew the start but didn't see a pass thrown his way until the fourth quarter with Jalen Hurts under center. The nine-year vet did see another target but was flagged for pass interference on the play. He has just two catches on eight targets this season.

Dec 7, 2020 11:03 PM EST


Collects first receptions of 2020

Jeffery caught two of four targets for 15 yards during Monday's 23-17 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Though still a modest output from the one-time Pro Bowl wideout, it is encouraging at least that he logged a season-high 35 offensive snaps while finally breaking into the reception column with his Monday night effort. Jeffery attracted just three targets over 23 offensive snaps Weeks 10 and 11, in what represented his first two games back from foot and calf injuries that held him out earlier in the season. His involvement is seemingly on the upswing as the struggling Eagles passing offense readies for a road trip to Green Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Dec 1, 2020 6:46 PM EST


Plays just five snaps in loss

Jeffery failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Even though coach Doug Pederson said just a week ago that Jeffery's playing time would trend upwards as the season wore on, the 30-year-old saw even fewer snaps than the 18 he saw in his first week off of IR. Meanwhile, Travis Fulgham, Jalen Reagor, and Greg Ward all got at least 46 snaps on the day. If Jeffery is going to contribute to fantasy rosters this season, his best opportunity to do it will come Week 12 against a Seahawks defense allowing the most yards per game to his position in the entire NFL.

Nov 23, 2020 10:05 PM EST


Playing time will ramp up

Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Jeffery's playing time will increase as the season continues, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jeffery made his season debut against the Giants last weekend after having missed the first eight games of the season due to a calf injury, but he was held catchless (one target) in his return to action. Even if the 30-year-old does eventually resume handling a larger role on offense, it's conceivable that all of Jalen Reagor, Travis Fulgham and Dallas Goedert could remain ahead of him in terms of targets. Jeffery will be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes Week 11, even with a favorable matchup in Cleveland on deck.

Nov 16, 2020 9:44 AM EST


Catchless in return

Jeffery recorded no receptions on one target in Week 10 against the Giants.

Analysis: Jeffery's catchless performance confirmed pregame reports that he would be eased back into action for his season debut. His lone target came on the team's third offensive snap, but fell incomplete. It's unclear how many targets Jeffery will be able to command with Jalen Reagor, Travis Fulgham and Dallas Goedert already established in the offense. Jeffery's next chance to make an impact will come in Week 11 against the Browns.

Nov 15, 2020 4:48 PM EST


May be eased in Sunday

Coach Doug Pederson said Friday that "it's going to take some time" for Jeffery to reach full game readiness, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 30-year-old has yet to see the field this season but is practicing without limitations this week and is primed for his season debut. Pederson also said the team has "a plan" for Jeffery for Sunday's game against the Giants, which indicates he could be on a limited snap count.

Nov 13, 2020 7:55 AM EST


Progress to full practice

Jeffery (calf) practiced fully Wednesday.

Analysis: In mid- to late October, Jeffery seemed to be closing in on his season debut, which was delayed to a longer-than-expected recovery from December surgery to address a Lisfranc injury in his right foot. That said, it was pushed back further due to a calf issue. Fortunately, Jeffery has benefitted from the Eagles' Week 9 bye and upheld coach Doug Pederson's comments from earlier Wednesday that the wide receiver would practice, per Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. With a full session under his belt, Jeffery is on the cusp of his first game action since Week 14 of the 2019 campaign.

Nov 11, 2020 2:29 PM EST


Likely to return to practice

Coach Doug Pederson suggested Wednesday that Jeffery (calf) will take part in the Eagles' first Week 10 practice, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Coming off a Week 9 bye, the Eagles are set to release their initial Week 10 practice report later Wednesday, at which point it will be known whether Jeffery did in fact return to the field in some capacity. Though Jeffery is believed to have made a full recovery from the offseason surgery he required on his right foot, he picked up a calf injury while rehabbing in late October and is still trying to move past the issue. While Jeffery looks to be in a better spot health-wise coming off the bye week, he may need to turn in at least one full practice between Wednesday and Friday to have a realistic shot at making his season debut Sunday versus the Giants.

Nov 11, 2020 8:17 AM EST


Out another week

Jeffery (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Jeffery didn't log any time on the practice field this week, so he's no lock to be ready after a Week 9 bye. It's also unclear whether he'll have a significant role in the Philadelphia offense if/when he's eventually cleared to play, as Travis Fulgham, Jalen Reagor (thumb) and Greg Ward all have made solid cases to see regular playing time.

Oct 30, 2020 1:14 PM EST


No practice Thursday

Jeffery (calf) was held out of practice Thursday.

Analysis: Jeffery has completed his recovery from December 2019 surgery to address a Jones fracture in his right foot, but now a calf injury is impeding his path to suit up on game days. He was one more chance this week to prove his health ahead of Sunday's contest against the Cowboys.

Oct 29, 2020 1:22 PM EST


Absent from Wednesday's session

Jeffery (calf) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Jeffery has made a full recovery from December foot surgery, but he's now been dealing with a calf injury for the past few weeks. While a Week 8 appearance doesn't seem likely at this point, Jeffery did manage to practice in a limited capacity a couple times last week, so a return shouldn't be too far off.

Oct 28, 2020 11:25 AM EST


Day-to-day with calf injury

Jeffery has moved past the foot issue that previously sidelined him, but he's now dealing with a calf injury, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Per Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeffery sustained his calf injury "weeks ago" and is now considered day-to-day as Sunday's game against the Cowboys approaches.

Oct 28, 2020 8:41 AM EST


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