Eagles Running Out of Receivers, Jeffery Set for MRI
The Eagles wide receiving core was ranked as the best units in football entering the 2019 season but many publications.
Thanks to improvements via the draft and free agency, the Eagles entered 2019 eager to see their new wide receiver depth play out.
But injuries, inconsistency and untimely drops have dominated the receiver position, leaving the team in position to potentially use 40-year old backup quarterback Josh McCown as a wide out last night.
Alshon Jeffery has been missed three games and left early in two other games this season. Even when healthy, Jeffery hasn’t produced the same level of production that Eagles fans are used to seeing. He has just one, 100-yard outing this season, and that was before reportedly "felt something pop" before leaving to the locker room on a cart in the second quarter of the Eagles overtime win over the Giants on Monday Night.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Jeffery (foot) is set to undergo an MRI today, Eagles head coach described Jeffery's injury has "significant" during today's press conference.
Nelson Agholor has missed two games with a knee injury. Even when healthy, his play has largely been absent this season, suffering from drops, and mental mistakes all year. According to Pederson, his status for Sunday in Washington is up in the air.
Mack Hollins, who was waived after 13 weeks of poor play, hauled in just 10 catches for 125 yards. He is now in Miami, where he had just one target in their Week 14 game.
Jordan Matthews was brought back for his third stint with the team, lasting two weeks, making four catches for 33 yards before being released.
Rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside has just 18 targets in 13 games all season, and still somehow has more yards than Hollins.
Josh Perkins who was just promoted to the active roster two weeks ago, managed to catch five balls in the game last night, half of what Hollins had over 13 weeks, in just one game.
That brings us to the current state of the wideout group in Philadelphia.
Heading into overtime last night, the fully healthy wideouts for the Eagles were as follows: Greg Ward.
Ward has 11 catches in four games, which is more than Hollins caught over 13 weeks.
He was the only wide receiver still healthy enough to be on the field when the Eagles scored their final touchdown, a pass that went to tight end Zach Ertz.
Marken Michel and Robert Davis are both currently on the Eagles practice squad, and could be active for the Eagles important game in Washington. Davis a 2017 sixth-round pick of the Redskins, missed all of 2018 with a broken leg and torn LCL. He appeared in three games with Washington this season making one catch for 11 yards. Michel was in training camp with the Eagles this season.