Shelton Gibson

Shelton Gibson

Wide Receiver #18
Team:Philadelphia
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 191 lb.
College:West Virginia
Age:25
Born:March 20, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 5 (166)
Draft Team:PHI

Shelton Gibson: Injury not deemed serious

Gibson's undisclosed injury is not believed to be serious, Dave Zangaro of NBC Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Gibson was able to watch practices from the sideline during the Eagles' recent minicamp according to Zangaro, who believes the 24-year-old will be healthy and ready by the time training camp rolls around. He'll need every edge he can get then, as he faces steep competition for a roster spot where either he or Mack Hollins is at best fifth on Philadelphia's wide-receiver depth chart. The West Virginia product has an advantage over his competition though, that being special-teams ability which allowed him to log time on the field in all but one game last season.

June 29, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Faces tough path to roster spot

Gibson faces add competition for a roster spot after the Eagles signed former AAF wideouts Charles Johnson and Greg Ward, NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt reports.

Analysis: Ward is a familiar face who spent most of 2017 on the Philadelphia practice squad, while Johnson has no history with the team but did lead the AAF in catches and receiving yards. A 2017 fifth-round pick, Gibson was active for 15 games in 2018, playing 151 snaps on special teams and just 64 on offense. He'll compete with Johnson, Ward, Mack Hollins (groin), Braxton Miller and a few other players for what likely will be two or three roster spots. Alshon Jeffery (ribs), DeSean Jackson (Achilles) and Nelson Agholo are locked in atop the Eagles' depth chart at wide receiver.

April 10, 2019 8:04 AM EST

Shelton Gibson: Just one catch in 2018

Gibson hauled in just one of his three targets for 48 yards while playing 15 games this season.

Analysis: Gibson saw double-digit offensive snaps in just one game this season, but the acquisition of Golden Tate basically relegated the West Virginia product to special teams. He would see just four plays on offense after the Eagles' Week 9 bye. Even with Tate and Mike Wallace (ankle) set to test free-agent waters this offseason, the 23-year-old will still have an uphill battle to playing time in 2019 behind Alshon Jeffery (ribs), Nelson Agholor, and possibly Mack Hollins (groin) and any additional receivers brought into the fold.

January 16, 2019 8:15 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Will play Sunday

Gibson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Saints.

Analysis: Gibson was listed as questionable after being added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant. The 23-year-old hasn't played an offensive snap since Week 13 and is likely to be limited to a role on special teams as a kick returner.

January 13, 2019 12:38 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Questionable for Sunday

Gibson (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Saints.

Analysis: Gibson was added to Friday's injury report as a limited participant in practice. The second-year wideout has not played an offensive snap since Week 13 of the regular season, and will take most of his snaps as the Eagles' top kick returner if he's able to suit up versus New Orleans.

January 11, 2019 12:17 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Suits up Sunday

Gibson is active for Sunday night's game against the Rams, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Gibson has only seen three offensive snaps total over the last four weeks. His impact will likely only be felt on special teams.

December 16, 2018 4:02 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Questionable for Sunday

Gibson (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Analysis: Gibson has four healthy wideouts ahead of him in the depth chart so his offensive potential is capped. The second-year pro has just once catch for 48 yards this year. His most-consistent role is as a kick returner, where Wendell Smallwood will fill in if Gibson can't go.

December 14, 2018 7:28 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Limited in practice

Gibson (wrist) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Gibson is managing a wrist injury of undisclosed severity, putting his status for Sunday's tilt against the Rams in Question. The second-year wideout has seen only target all season, so his tentative absence would be unlikely to have a large impact on Philadelphia's offense. If Gibson were to miss any time, Wendell Smallwood would slot in as the Eagles' top kick returner.

December 13, 2018 1:54 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Makes lone target count in loss

Gibson reeled in his only target for 48 yards in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Gibson caught the deep ball early in the second quarter to get the Eagles into Minnesota territory and set up a field goal. While the 23-year-old tripled his playing time for the second consecutive week, that amounted to just nine offensive snaps on the day. Perhaps the big gain will lead to more playing time Week 5 against the Giants.

October 8, 2018 5:09 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Barely on field in loss

Gibson played just three offensive snaps and was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: On the plus side, he played three times as many snaps on offense as he did the previous week. With the recent return of Alshon Jeffery and signing of Jordan Matthews, Gibson is more buried on the depth chart than ever.

October 2, 2018 12:20 AM EST

Shelton Gibson: Sees just one snap in loss

Gibson played just one offensive snap and saw no targets in Sunday's 20-16 win over Indianapolis.

Analysis: Gibson had a big preseason but has only been on the field for 40 total offensive plays over three games. With the addition of Jordan Matthews and the Eagles' increased use of two-tight end sets while Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) recovers, the 23-year-old is buried in the competition for playing time and will likely need another injury to occur before he gets another real chance.

September 24, 2018 9:34 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Active in Week 2

Gibson (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Gibson was listed as questionable coming into the contest, but he'll suit up and serve as the No. 4 receiver versus Tampa on Sunday behind the top trio of Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace and DeAndre Carter.

September 16, 2018 8:54 AM EST

Shelton Gibson: Questionable for Sunday

Gibson (knee) is questionable against the Buccaneers on Sunday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Gibson's designation comes as no surprise, given that he was not able to fully participate in practice once this week. Even if the 24-year-old is able to suit up Sunday, he'll see more special-teams snaps than offensive work.

September 14, 2018 11:14 AM EST

Shelton Gibson: Not practicing Thursday

Gibson (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: Gibson was held out Thursday's practice after being a limited participant earlier in the week. The 24-year-old should be considered questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers. If Gibson does suit up in Week 2, he's likely to see more work as a kick returner than receiver.

September 13, 2018 1:03 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Limited in practice Wednesday

Gibson (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: Gibson's injury could help to explain why he only played six offensive snaps in the season opener against the Falcons. A preseason standout, Gibson had looked in line for an important offensive role with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mack Hollins (groin) sidelined, but was not targeted a single time in the Eagles' victory -- though he did return two kicks for 43 yards. The 24-year-old will look to get healthy in time for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, and attempt to earn an increased offensive role while the opportunity for targets remains.

September 12, 2018 1:18 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Plays just six snaps on offense

Gibson saw just six offensive plays and was not targeted in Thursday's 18-12 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Gibson had a monster preseason and seemed poised to take on a larger role in the offense with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mack Hollins (groin) shelved to start the season, but he was out-snapped 53-4 by DeAndre Carter. The 2017 fifth-round pick handled kick return duties, however, and totaled 43 yards on two returns. He will hope to see more of the field against Tampa Bay in Week 2.

September 7, 2018 1:52 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Likely to open season as No. 3 wideout

Gibson is expected to serve as the Eagles' No. 3 wide receiver Thursday against the Falcons, Tommy Lawlor of the Eagles' official site reports.

Analysis: Gibson already appeared locked into the assignment for Week 1 after Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mack Hollins (groin) were officially ruled out Tuesday, but he could have an opportunity to stick in three-wideout sets beyond the season opener. The Eagles moved Hollins to injured reserve Thursday and Jeffery is no lock to suit up Week 2 against the Buccaneers, opening the door for Gibson to gain some early fantasy appeal after a strong preseason. Gibson will likely need to perform well in his initial snaps to maintain a consistent role on offense, however, as veteran wideout Markus Wheaton and rookie Dallas Goedert loom as options to absorb additional targets while Jeffery and Hollins are sidelined.

September 6, 2018 1:21 PM EST

Shelton Gibson: Expected to start as kick returner

Gibson will return kicks against the Falcons on Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Gibson, who only nabbed two passes in 2017, secured a spot on the Eagles' 53-man roster after catching nine passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns over three preseason games. In addition to returning kicks, it wouldn't be a surprise if Gibson were to see action in three-wideout sets as long as Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) remains sidelined.

September 4, 2018 11:19 AM EST

Shelton Gibson: Making case for Week 1 role

Gibson has made a strong case for a role in the offense while Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is absent, NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt reports.

Analysis: Gibson entered training camp on the roster bubble but has now locked down a spot after catching nine passes for 195 yards and two TDs in three preseason games. Meanwhile, Jeffery is expected to miss the first two weeks of the regular season, and Mack Hollins has been out since the first week of the preseason with an undisclosed injury. Gibson could have a regular spot in three-wide formations alongside Mike Wallace and Nelson Agholor when the Eagles kick off their season against the Falcons on Sept. 6.

August 29, 2018 9:50 AM EST

Shelton Gibson: Goes deep against Patriots

Gibson snatched five of six targets for 90 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 37-20 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Gibson put Philly on the board with a four-yard touchdown grab off of a double-move in the second quarter. He later connected with Nate Sudfeld for a 57-yard pass down the sideline, his second catch of at least 50 yards in as many weeks. Gibson is competing for a spot down the depth chart for an Eagles team rich with receiving talent. When decision time comes, it's hard to argue with pairing Carson Wentz with a target capable of beating one-on-one coverage like Gibson.

August 16, 2018 8:00 PM EST

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