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According to the speed coach for Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, the veteran receiver has been clocked at 23 MPH at 80% in offseason workouts. (Source: John Clark on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson clocked in at 21.4 MPH in the one game he played in 2019. The fastest time clocked last year was over 22 MPH, by both Tyreek Hill and Matt Breida. Jackson has been told by trainers and coaches he could come back from core muscle surgery stronger than ever. The 13-year veteran is poised for a bounce-back 2020 season. If healthy, Jackson should be able to produce WR3 numbers with the potential to finish as a WR2.

A source told Eagles insider Adam Caplan that 3rd-year RB Boston Scott offers something “different, some juice” out of the backfield for Philadelphia. (Source: Inside the Birds)

Fantasy Impact: The longer we wait for the Eagles to sign a veteran running back to complement Miles Sanders, the more likely it becomes that Scott begins to see his role in the Eagles offense increase. He’s received lots of offseason praise from the Philadelphia coaching staff, and maybe he’s ultimately the backup and change-of-pace guy to Sanders. If that’s the case, Scott will surely make some noise for fantasy owners, especially in PPR leagues. Last season, he caught 26 of his 28 targets in the final five games. Scott certainly has stand-alone value in Philadelphia, and should also be considered the primary handcuff for Sanders owners at this point.

Adam Caplan of SiriusXM predicts rookie wideout Jalen Reagor to lead Eagles receivers in snaps and receptions this year. (Source: Inside Birds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caplan was a longtime Eagles beat reporter but it is important to note that this is simply the prediction of an outside observer. That being said, DeSean Jackson is a low-volume deep threat and Alshon Jeffery (foot) is without a timetable to return. There is certainly opportunity for the 21-year-old to produce right away this season.

A video surfaced Sunday of Eagles TE Dallas Goedert being sucker punched at a South Dakota bar on Saturday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Goedert is reportedly doing fine after the incident. The video shows the Eagles TE being punched completely unprovoked and hitting the ground seemingly unconscious. For those wondering why he was at a bar in South Dakota, Goedert is from North Dakota, and was a second round pick in 2018 out of South Dakota State. Hopefully the reports of him being ok are true and he can open training camp with a clean bill of health. He and fellow TE Zach Ertz make the best 1-2 tandem at the tight end position in the NFL. Goedert can be viewed as a low-end TE1 this season with high-end TE1 upside should anything happen to Ertz.

While speaking to reporters, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said of WR Alshon Jeffery’s status, “rehab is going well, no timetable though.” (Source: Tim McManus on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pederson went on to state that Jeffery is “a big part of our offense and we do plan to have him in our offense at some point." It sounded like Coach was hopeful that he’d only miss a few weeks, but he wasn’t willing to commit to a date. Jeffery has battled injuries of late in his career, and it seems like he’ll continue that battle into the 2020 season. He’s a risky proposition for fantasy owners looking for stability at the WR position. Look for the Eagles to rely heavily on their two tight ends, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, and WRs DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and Jalen Reagor.

Category: Injury Updates

Eagles OL Brandon Brooks his confirmed via Twitter that he has torn his left Achilles tendon. He tore his right Achilles tendon in January 2019. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An unfortunate blow for the Eagles as Brooks is touted as one of the best guards in the NFL. He’ll now miss the entire upcoming season. Brooks’ most likely replacement is Matt Pryor if they don’t go out and sign someone else or make a trade. His absence could mean a slight downtick in Miles Sanders‘ fantasy value, but it shouldn’t affect it too much. Nonetheless, this is a major blow for Philadelphia as they head into the 2020 season down one of their best offensive players.

Category: Injury Updates

Eagles beat writer Mike Kaye believes Philadelphia views Jalen Hurts as more of a genuine quarterback and thus will take a conservative approach with his development rather than throwing him out on the field early on in package situations this season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: After selecting Hurts in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Eagles GM Howie Roseman hinted that Hurts could be part of package situations on the field, similar to how the Saints utilize the skillset of Taysom Hill. That may be unlikely to happen, at least early on, given the offseason circumstances as well as the Eagles intent to develop Hurts into a genuine quarterback. As reported last month by head coach Doug Pederson, Nate Sudfeld is likely to backup Carson Wentz due to his understanding of the offense, but don’t be surprised if Hurts gets a shot as the starter should Wentz face any setbacks this season.

Eagles beat writer Mike Kaye believes Philadelphia doesn’t need to add a veteran running back and that Miles Sanders has the ability to be a three-down back in the NFL. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles have been rumored to have interest in veteran free agents Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy, although nothing has come to fruition to-date. Kaye believes Sanders has the versatility to push the Eagles away from using a RBBC approach that has been widely speculated. Boston Scott should operate as a change-of-pace back, but Sanders is likely to shoulder the brunt of the workload in the Philadelphia backfield. Sanders could be on his way to a top-5 finish should he be the three-down back people expect him to be. If the Eagles bring in a veteran however, expectations can be tempered a bit, but he’s still a sure fire RB1 this season.

OT Prince Tega Wanogho, a sixth-round pick out of Auburn in the 2020 NFL Draft, officially signs with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: Dave Zangaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wanogho becomes the first Eagles draft pick to officially sign with the team. The Auburn product will definitely have a shot to make the team in 2020 and provide youth and depth to an aging offensive line. Guys like Jalen Reagor and Jalen Hurts have yet to officially sign their deals with Philadelphia.

Category: Transactions

In a recent interview, Eagles WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside opened up about his battle with injuries throughout the 2019 season, even stating that he needed help going to the bathroom in the morning at times. (Source: John Clark on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arcega-Whiteside went on to say how difficult it was to form an on-field trust with QB Carson Wentz due to his injuries and inconsistent play. Even though the former second-round pick out of Stanford played all 16 games in his rookie year with the Eagles, he only managed to catch 10 balls for 169 yards and a touchdown. He brings a unique skill-set to a team that struggled at the wide receiver position last year due to injuries, but Arcega-Whiteside will have his work cut out for him this season as the team addressed the position in the off-season with the additions of Jalen Reagor and Marquise Goodwin. With a healthy Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, as well as Wentz’ two favorite tight end targets Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, JJAW may find himself on the outside looking in unless he can develop a rapport with his quarterback early in the season.

Carson Wentz confirmed that he suffered a concussion in the Eagles' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks this January. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "It was scary stuff," Wentz said. "You only get one of these brains and you have to protect it." Wentz attempted just four passes before being knocked out by Jadeveon Clowney and replaced by Josh McCown. This was the third straight season that the team's franchise quarterback has failed to finish the season healthy. Philadelphia then spent a second-round pick on Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts in this year's draft.

Category: Injury Updates

According to sources, the Philadelphia Eagles intend on exercising their fifth-year option on defensive end Derek Barnett. (Source: Jimmy Kempski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the fifth-year option, Barnett will remain an Eagle through the 2021 season. The former 2017 first-round pick out of Tennessee has recorded a total of 67 tackles, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles in 35 career games with the Eagles. He had his best season last year in Philadelphia, recording a career-high 6.5 sacks. He’ll look to build on that production heading into the 2020 season.

Category: Transactions

Newly-acquired WR Marquise Goodwin and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a restructured contract for one-year, $1.35M, with the opportunity to earn up to $1M in incentives. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The restructuring of the contract comes just hours after the Eagles traded its 190th overall pick to the 49ers in exchange for Goodwin and the 210th overall pick. With the new one-year deal, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season. This can be seen as a “prove it” deal for the 29-year old speedster who just hasn’t seen much of the field over the past couple seasons due to injuries. The Eagles hope Goodwin can get back to his 2017 level of production where he went for almost 1,000 receiving yards with the 49ers. He also owns a 16.6 yards per catch career average. Goodwin gets new life and a great opportunity in Philadelphia who needed more weapons for QB Carson Wentz.

Category: Transactions

OL Jason Kelce announced on his Instagram that he will be retiring...”from arm wrestling.” He went on to state that he can’t wait to play football this upcoming season in Philadelphia. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kelce decided to take a humorous approach to announcing that he’s going to continue his football career with the Eagles. He posted a picture of himself arm wrestling and put the word “RETIRE” in all capital letters. Thankfully for Eagles fans, he was simply referring to retiring from arm wrestling. Kelce said, “enough media members and fans have reached out if I am playing next season, and I just wanted to make an announcement so I can stop getting asked.” Kelce has played in and started all 126 games in his nine-year career in Philadelphia after being drafted in the sixth-round of the 2011 Draft out of Cincinnati.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports the Eagles have exercised their 2021 option on tight end Zach Ertz. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ertz is set to make $8 million this season followed by $8.25 million in 2021. The two sides are expected to continue discussing a long-term extension in the coming months. Ertz, who hauled in 88 receptions last season, should remain a high-end tight end for fantasy purposes this year.

Category: Transactions

Former Eagles and Packers TE Richard Rodgers has agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers spent four seasons with the Packers prior to joining the Eagles in 2018. He only played seven games for Philadelphia in 2018, catching just one pass. He missed all of the 2019 season due to injury. Rodgers will hope to overcome his injury-prone label, and provide depth at the tight end position for the Redskins. Look for him to be used more for his blocking ability than his pass-catching skills.

Category: Transactions

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Philadelphia Eagles are shopping CB Rasul Douglas in the wake of the trade for former Lions CB Darius Slay. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Douglas, a 2017 third-round pick out of West Virginia, has largely underwhelmed for Philadelphia in his three years with the team. He got benched mid-way through the 2019 season, and now with Slay on board, the Eagles are putting Douglas on the trade block.

Category: Rumors

Safety Rodney McLeod and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a two-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday. NFL insider Ian Rapoport adds that the deal is worth $12 million over two years. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Eagles holding a contract option on Malcolm Jenkins while McLeod was hitting free agency, many assumed that Jenkins would return and McLeod would leave. However, the team announced earlier on Tuesday that they had re-signed cornerback Jalen Mills, who would be moving to safety, and would not be picking up the option on Jenkins. That left the door open for McLeod to return, and the Eagles are apparently set to open up training camp with Mills and McLeod as their two starting safeties.

Category: Transactions

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is set to become a free agent as the team announced on Tuesday that it will not exercise 2020 option in his contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jenkins never missed a game in his six years in Philadelphia and helped them win a Super Bowl in 2017. After the 2019 season, he announced that he would not be returning to the team on his current contract. Many assumed that Jenkins and the team would work out either a contract extension or a restructured deal for 2020, but the team has decided to walk away from the veteran safety who turned 32 years old in December.

Category: Transactions

Per Drew Rosenhaus, Eagles S Jalen Mills is signing a one-year, $4M deal to remain in Philadelphia. The deal can be worth up to $5M if Mills makes the Pro Bowl and hits playing time targets. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A seventh-round pick out of LSU in 2016, Mills has surprised a lot of people around the league and in the Eagles organization. He’ll be rewarded for his first four years in Philadelphia as he signs a one-year deal worth up to $5M to remain with the team as a cornerstone of their secondary.

Category: Transactions