Alshon Jeffery Set to Come Off PUP
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles are expected to activate wide receiver Alshon Jeffery from the physically unable to perform list on Friday.
The move means that the WR1 will be on the 53-man roster for the start of the season but his status for Sept. 6 against Atlanta remains in doubt.
ESPN reports the Eagles expect Jeffery to miss the first two games of the season and coach Doug Pederson listed the lengthy wideout as day-to-day after the 10-9 preseason win over the New York Jets Thursday night.
Jeffery underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in February.
As for the quarterback situation, Pederson claimed the Eagles still haven't made s decision between Carson Wentz or Nick Foles just yet, looking for every potential competitive advantage as possible.
"We don't have to make that decision right now," Pederson said. "We've still got some time before we hit the practice field again and go from there. We'll have a conversation on it, though."
Originally Pederson claimed that the organization would know the QB situation in-house on Friday.
Longtime Eagles tight end Brent Celek has informed the organization he is retiring, according to to the NFL Network’s Mike Silver.
Celek, 33, was released this offseason and made a few visits but never signed with another organization.
“In the end, I just couldn’t fathom putting on another uniform,” Celek told Silver. “I had a perfect ending, and it was time.”
Celek was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 draft and finished his career with 398 receptions for 4,998 yards.
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