WR - FA
Week 4 Outlook
Field Yates of ESPN reports the Eagles released WR Alshon Jeffery.
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According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are expected to release wide receiver Alshon Jeffery heading into the 2021 season.
This comes as no surprise as Jeffrey has only started in 12 games over the last two years while being the tenth-highest paid player on the team and most expensive wide receiver. He carries a dead cap hit of $10.5M as opposed to his salary of approximately $6.5M. The Eagles seem set on heading into the 2021 season with a younger corps of receivers even if it means eating some money. In the wake of the Carson Wentz trade, Jalen Hurts seems poised to take over as the Week 1 starter. But with free agency opening up in less than a month, the Eagles may opt to bring in a veteran. Alshon will be a likely candidate for a one-year "prove it" deal as the 31-year-old has struggled to stay healthy the last few years and hasn't had a 1,000-yard season since 2014 in Chicago.
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is inactive for the team's Week 17 matchup against the Washington Football Team.
The Eagles have nothing to play for in Week 17 and are resting many of their starters and key contributors. The team is likely to cut or trade Jeffery this offseason, so they are likely holding him out to avoid a potential injury. With Jeffery and DeSean Jackson both inactive, the Eagles will have Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Travis Fulgham, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins at wide receiver.
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery caught his only target for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Jeffery played 26 of the team's 73 offensive snaps on Sunday and now has just six receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown in seven games this season.
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery caught two of his three targets for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Jeffery played 52 snaps on offense for the Eagles on Sunday, but he was only targeted three times. His 63 yards receiving are easily his most of the season, topping his previous high of 15.