JJ Arcega-Whiteside

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #19
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #19

JJ Arcega-Whiteside News

Shifting to tight end

Arcega-Whiteside (finger) is moving from wide receiver to tight end this offseason, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: The former second-round pick has struggled to find his footing as a pro, tallying only 16 receptions for 290 yards combined across three seasons. Given the lack of production, Arcega-Whiteside was likely to be on the roster bubble heading into the 2022 campaign. While that could remain the case, Arcega-Whiteside may find a spot on the team as a depth option at tight end, particularly with Tyree Jackson attempting to return from a torn ACL.

Apr 21, 2022 4:59 PM EST

Catches two passes in 2021

Arecega-Whiteside (finger) finished the 2021 campaign with two catches on five targets for 36 yards across 16 appearances.

Analysis: The 2019 second-round pick played double-digit offensive snaps just seven times, including a season-high 40 during the regular-season finale. He failed to haul in any of his three targets during the Week 18 loss to the Cowboys, and he apparently picked up a finger injury during the contest as well, which landed him on injured reserve. His lack of production through his first three NFL seasons will likely put him on the roster bubble heading into 2022.

Jan 31, 2022 12:21 PM EST

Lands on injured reserve

Arcega Whiteside was placed on injured reserve Monday and is scheduled to undergo finger surgery, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside played 40 offensive snaps during Saturday's loss to the Cowboys and failed to catch any of his three targets. He'll be eligible to be activated for the Super Bowl but is unlikely to be ready to play that quickly given he'll be recovering from surgery. The 25-year-old caught two of five targets for 36 yards in 16 games during the 2021 campaign.

Jan 10, 2022 3:53 PM EST

No touches against Jets

Arcega-Whiteside played 14 offensive snaps in Sunday's 33-18 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside had recorded a catch in each of the last two games, but he wasn't targeted in Sunday's Week 13 matchup. The 2019 second-rounder has had a minimal role in Philadelphia's offense this year and has hauled in both of his targets for 36 yards across the first 12 games of the season.

Dec 6, 2021 8:40 AM EST

Plays 14 snaps in loss

Arcega-Whiteside played 14 snaps in Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Giants, catching his lone target for 13 yards.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside was a distant fourth on the receiver depth chart in the game, although his snap count on offense has trended into double-digits in two straight weeks. With Jalen Reagor dropping key passes in the defeat and his star seemingly fading fast, the 2019 second-round pick may start to see more chances sooner rather than later.

Nov 30, 2021 12:39 AM EST

Off injury report

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest against the Broncos.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside missed one game due to the ankle injury, but he will return to action in Week 10. The 2019 second-round wideout has played less than 10 offensive snaps in every game since Week 2 and hasn't caught a single pass all season.

Nov 12, 2021 12:32 PM EST

Out Sunday

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) will miss the Eagles' Week 9 contest against the Chargers, Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside suffered an ankle injury in the Eagles' win over the Lions in Week 8. The receiver has been unable to practice at all since the injury. Expect Quez Watkins and Greg Ward to see important roles Sunday against the Chargers. Arcega-Whiteside's next chance to return to the field will be in Week 10 against the Broncos.

Nov 5, 2021 9:45 AM EST

Misses practice Thursday

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside missed practice Wednesday as well after being injured in the Eagles' Week 8 win over the Lions. Missing practice on Thursday is usually not a good sign for Sunday's. Arcega-Whiteside is more of a contributor on special teams then the offense, and with Jalen Reagor (ankle) also banged up the depth of the Eagles wide receiver group could be tested in Week 9 against the Chargers.

Nov 4, 2021 12:11 PM EST

Misses practice Wednesday

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) missed the Eagles' practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside suffered an ankle injury in the Eagles' Week 8 win over the Lions. The receiver was unable to practice Wednesday which isn't a good sign for Philadelphia's receiving core as Jalen Reagor is also dealing with an ankle injury. Expect Quez Watkins and Greg Ward to see large roles Sunday against the Chargers if Arcega-Whiteside is unable to suit up for Week 9 action.

Nov 3, 2021 5:05 PM EST

Questionable to return

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) is questionable to return Sunday against Detroit.

Analysis: The potential loss of Arcega-Whiteside will test the team's depth at the position, as Jalen Reagor (ankle) has been downgraded to out. Quez Watkins and Greg Ward are expected to see an uptick in snaps as a result.

Oct 31, 2021 12:01 PM EST

Active for Week 8

Arcega-Whiteside (back) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Lions, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside injured his back making a special-teams tackle and had to leave the Eagles' Week 7 matchup with the Raiders early, but he will return to action in Week 8. However, the 2019 second-round pick is unlikely to be involved in the Eagles' offensive offense game plan, as he's yet to have a pass thrown his way this season.

Oct 31, 2021 8:53 AM EST

Questionable against Lions

Arcega-Whiteside (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside suffered the back injury while making a special teams tackle in Week 7 against the Raiders. Even if he plays, Philadelphia's disappointing 2019 second-round pick is unlikely to have much of a role on offense, as he's yet to have a pass thrown his way this season and has just 14 catches in his 31-game career.

Oct 29, 2021 11:13 AM EST

Won't return Sunday

Arcega-Whiteside (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's contest against the Raiders.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside appeared to suffer the injury while recording a tackle on punt coverage in the third quarter of Sunday's contest. The 24-year-old wideout hasn't been a part of the Eagles' offensive game plan this season, so his absence shouldn't affect their rotations.

Oct 24, 2021 3:37 PM EST

Ready to go for Week 3

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) wasn't listed on the Eagles' injury report ahead of Monday's matchup with the Cowboys.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside was able to suit up against the 49ers after injuring his ankle in Week 1. The 24-year-old ended up only playing seven offensive snaps and has yet to record a target this season. The 2019 second-round pick will likely have limited involvement in the Eagles' passing attack once again in Week 3.

Sep 26, 2021 7:21 AM EST

Ankle remains bothersome

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside's ankle has been barking since he hurt it in the season opener, but he was able to play through the injury in Week 2 and will likely dress Monday against the Cowboys barring a setback. That said, his limited involvement in the Eagles' run-heavy offense coupled with the lack of replacement options in the event JAW sits means you're probably better off looking elsewhere in search of wide receiver help this week.

Sep 23, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Likely to play Sunday

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) was limited participant in practice Friday, but he is good to go for Sunday's contest against the 49ers.

Analysis: After not practicing Wednesday, Arcega-Whiteside was a limited participant Thursday and Friday, but it appears he will suit up for Week 2. The 24-year-old played in 16 offensive snaps and didn't receive a target during the season opener.

Sep 17, 2021 12:23 PM EST

Practices in limited fashion

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: The 24-year-old didn't participate at practice Wednesday due to the ankle injury, but his return Thursday should give him a chance to suit up Week 2. Arcega-Whiteside suffered the ankle injury during Sunday's season opener against Atlanta -- he wasn't targeted on 16 offensive snaps -- but it doesn't appear to be a serious issue.

Sep 16, 2021 1:55 PM EST

Held out of practice Wednesday

Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside departed the Eagles' season opener this past Sunday in Atlanta in the fourth quarter due to an ankle injury. Coach Nick Sirianni considered Arcega-Whiteside day-to-day as of Monday, but the third-year wide receiver kicked off Week 2 prep with his right ankle taped and on a side field with the training staff, per Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger. Fortunately for Arcega-Whiteside, he has two more practices to prove his health before the team potentially gives him a designation for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Sep 15, 2021 1:38 PM EST

Considered day-to-day

Coach Nick Sirianni said Monday that Arcega-Whiteside (ankle) is considered day-to-day, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside exited Sunday's season opener in the fourth quarter, but it doesn't appear as though he's dealing with a long-term injury. The 24-year-old's status for Sunday's Week 2 contest against the 49ers will likely come into focus based on his participation in practice this week.

Sep 13, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Injures ankle Week 1

Arcega-Whiteside sustained an ankle injury during Sunday's game in Atlanta, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Prior to his exit in the fourth quarter, Arcega-Whiteside's only contribution to the box score was an assisted tackle on punt coverage. Meanwhile, the Eagles' top wide receiver trio of DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor and Quez Watkins combined for 16 targets at the point of Arcega-Whiteside's departure.

Sep 12, 2021 1:06 PM EST

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