Alshon Jeffery may open season on PUP List

Alshon Jeffery may open season on PUP list

Jeffery has been on the PUP list all throughout training camp and is in danger of remaining there when the season begins. While there are still three weeks remaining until the season opener Jeffery may not ready to play vs the Falcons. If that’s the case the 6’3 wide receiver would be out of action until a week seven game vs the Carolina Panthers.  Being on the PUP list when the season begins would force Jeffery to miss six weeks regardless of whether or not he was 100% before week seven. Should jeffery miss time who will step up in his place?

Fighting through the pain

The South Carolina alum toughened it out last season playing through a torn rotator cuff. In the Super Bowl, he was on the receiving end of a 34-yard touchdown by Nick Foles. Considering the conditions its remarkable that Jeffery remained such a key factor despite the injury.

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While at less than 100 percent the 28-year-old still managed 57  catches 789  yards and nine touchdowns.  Jeffery was expected to have a six month recovery following his surgery back in February. By the time the season opens it will be the seventh month.

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Injuries are nothing new

Whether Jeffery misses one week or six weeks the Eagles are familiar with injuries. Carson Wentz, Jason Peters and  Darren Sproles just to name a few all missed significant time last season and the team still managed to win the Super Bowl. It would be more Mike Wallace, Zach Ertz, and Nelson Agholor should the former Chicago Bear miss time.

Countdown to kickoff

Jeffery has stated that his recovery is on track and he is progressing well. While missing Jeffery for six weeks would be a blow there is certainly enough firepower to keep the offense afloat.

When Jeffery returns to 100% one of the best red zone and jump ball receivers would remind people just how dominant he used to be. We will continue to monitor and update you as kickoff approaches. Expect Jeffery to be out on the field sooner rather than later.

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