Report: Eagles Will Release Alshon Jeffery at Start of New League Year
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffey is expected to be released by the team as the Eagles look for ways to get under the salary cap,
Jeffery is going to be a cap casualty as he is scheduled to make $12.75 million in 2021.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday that Jeffery was likely to be released when the new league begins.
Jeffery has played four seasons for the Eagles, helping the team win a Super Bowl during the 2017 season. He caught 171 passes for 2237 yards and 20 touchdowns in 46 games with the Eagles.
However, injuries have been an issue for Jeffery that past two years, including the 2020 season where he had just six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in seven games.
Jeffery was recovering from a lisfranc foot injury that forced him to miss the first nine games of the season.
With Jeffery and DeSean Jackson set to be released, the Eagles are moving in a new direction with their wide receivers. With Jeffery and Jackson both on the way out, 25-year old Greg Ward becomes the teams most established wide out.
The team also has third-year receivers J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Travis Fulgham, and second-year players Jalen Reagor, John Hightower and Quez Watkins.
With so much youth and unproven players, don't be surprised if the Eagles look to take a wide receiver with the No. 6 overall pick during April's draft.
Ja'Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith and Jayden Waddle are the top three receivers in this years draft, and all three could be on the board when the Eagles pick.
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