By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles may be without wide receiver Alshon Jeffery for the first six weeks of the season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Jeffery has been battling a shoulder injury.
He could begin the season on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list. The wide receiver had shoulder surgery during the off-season.
Rapoport said that he won’t be ready for the NFL Kickoff game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, September 6th at Lincoln Financial Field.
Jeffery is one of several Super Bowl winning Eagles, who are battling injuries before the start of the season. Carson Wentz, the team’s franchise quarterback, is recovering from a torn ACL, LCL injury.
Left tackle Jason Peters and running back Darren Sproles is also recovering from a torn ACL. Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is dealing with a back issue, while pass rusher Brandon Graham is battling an ankle injury.
Jordan Hicks, the team’s middle linebacker, is dealing with an Achilles injury. Chris Maragos, who is a key special teams player for the team, is dealing with a knee injury.
The team signed him to a $52 million extension in December. The plan after he signed a one-year deal with the franchise was to sign him to a long-term deal.
The 28-year-old South Carolina native started 16 games with the Eagles last season. He had 57 receptions for 789 yards and nine touchdowns.
In three playoff games, he had 12 receptions for 219 yards and three touchdowns.
The nine touchdowns are the second-most in his career. He had 10 touchdowns during the 2014 season with the Chicago Bears.
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