Instant analysis: Eagles’ wide receiver out for the season with foot injury

The Eagles went into last night’s matchup against the New York Giants with three healthy wide receivers. They come out of it with two.

WR1 Alshon Jeffery left the game early after suffering a foot injury and shortly after Doug Pederson said it was ‘more significant’ than the others, the consensus seems to be that he will miss the remainder of the season.

The eighth-year wideout ends a frustrating 2019 with 43 receptions for 490 yards and four touchdowns in 10 appearances. It’s worth noting that Jeffery missed week 11 & 12 due to an unrelated ankle injury but returned against Miami to post 137 yards and a touchdown.

It remains to be seen whether or not the Eagles will source outside help. Nelson Agholor, Greg Ward Jr, and J.J Arcega-Whiteside are their lone options at the position, although there are practice squad candidates like Marken Michel who could help negate the loss.

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One thought on “Instant analysis: Eagles’ wide receiver out for the season with foot injury

  1. After rewatching the Eagles/Giants game yesterday, I don’t share the doom and gloom assessment many Eagles fans have about the remainder of this season. Certainly sorry to see the loss of Alshon Jeffrey, but injuries have hobbled him throughout this season. My point is this: the criticized “practice squad guys” came through to keep playoff hopes alive, and its my believe they will the sustain the team the rest of this year. Boston Scott had an outstanding preseason, and saved Monday’s game. Greg Ward once again proved his athleticism, and Josh Perkins came through. Strength of schedule and home field advantage, along with these sturdy reserves, may yet salvage the Eagles’ season.

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