Eagles Place Alshon Jeffery on PUP List

By Matt Szczypiorski, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

The Philadelphia Eagles announced this afternoon that they would place veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List.


This move means that Jeffery will not be able to participate in any training camp practices until he is removed from the PUP list. He can be taken off of the list any time before the regular season begins. However, if he remains on the PUP list when the regular season begins, Jeffery must miss the first six weeks of the regular season.

If he were to remain on the PUP list when the regular season begins, the Eagles will have a five-week window to allow Jeffery to begin practice. Once Jeffery begins practicing, the Eagles will have an additional 21-day window where they must decide whether to add him to the active roster.

If Jeffery is not added to the active roster or does not begin practicing within the first six weeks of the season, he will remain on the PUP list for the remainder of the season, rendering him out for the 2020 season.

It is unlikely that Jeffery will miss the entirety of the regular season. I do, however, expect him to begin the regular season on the PUP list.

Jeffery suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in late November. The timetable for recovery for this injury is typically at least nine months. Jeffery appears to be ahead of that time distinction, as head coach Doug Pederson said of Jeffery, “I'm excited with where he’s at.”

After the struggles with wide receiver depth last season down the stretch for the Birds, it is imperative that Jeffery returns when he is fully healthy and stays healthy the rest of the season. With newly acquired receiver Marquise Goodwin announcing he will opt out of the season due to concerns over COVID-19, the Eagles will be starting thin at wide receiver once again.

Jeffery was the subject of trade rumors over the offseason after reportedly causing issues in the locker room coupled with a down season on the field. Jeffery finished 2019 with just 43 receptions, 490 yards receiving and four touchdowns during an inconsistent, frustrating, injury-riddled season.


Marquise Goodwin Plans To Opt Out Of 2020 Season

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The focus on COVID-19 in Philadelphia sports has been with the Phillies in recent days as they took on a team that is experiencing a full-on outbreak during their opening weekend.

In the Novacare Complex, the Eagles suffered their first blow from the pandemic as the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that receiver Marquise Goodwin will opt out of the 2020 season.

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Cancelled Preseason Games Lead To Early Roster Cuts

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Almost one month ago, the NFL cut their preseason in half, making it incredibly difficult for incoming fringe players and draft picks to get a chance to prove themselves.

Earlier this week, the NFL agreed with the NFLPA to completely eliminate all four preseason games and that makes it all but impossible to see what those players have.

That fact has lead to the early release of some players hoping to prove themselves in these games.

The first to go was former Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate, who was hoping to make the team as a receiver.

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Five Eagles Rank In Bottom Third of NFL Top 100 Players of 2020

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

It is that time of year again and, on Sunday, the NFL began to release their Top 100 list for 2020.

Portions will be released (in ascending order) through Wednesday, but the first 30 players were released on Sunday night.

For better or worse, there were quite a few Eagles in that bottom portion.

While being on the list in itself is great, it is not good to see all most of these players dropping down the list.

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The Goal Line Stand: The Return of the Bodyguard

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Brett & Mike discuss the return of Jason Peters to the Eagles and the dysfunction that is the Washington (insert name here) football club.

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Eagles Players Sound Off On Lack Of Pandemic Plan

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

There are not less than 24 hours before players are scheduled to begin returning to camp to prepare for the 2020 NFL season.

So far, the NFL's only major schedule change has been the cut down on preseason games from four to two.

Yet, the league has setup no plans to keep players safe during the pandemic - or at least has yet to release them to players themselves.

Players around the league started to sound off on the issue and that included the Eagles, who seemed to have tight end Zach Ertz leading the way.

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Eagles Re-Sign Jason Peters

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

There were rumors of big news coming that would make the Eagles better.

On Tuesday morning, the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo made an announcement that does just that.

He reports that the team will be re-signing Jason Peters as a guard.

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Brett & Mike discuss the comments made by Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.  Brett, speaking for the Jewish community, discusses his thoughts on how the Eagles can move forward with D-Jax. 

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Eagles Officially Penalize DeSean Jackson

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Tuesday, new broke on DeSean Jackson deciding to quote Hitler in his Instagram stories.

Though he apologized later in the day, things were surely not done with the situation.

In the team's original statement, they said that they would continue to monitor the situation. After speaking with Jackson and learning more about the situation, the Eagles have made their decision.

The team's latest statement was posted on Friday afternoon.

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Zach Ertz Launches New Coaching Platform: Team Protege

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While many Eagles in recent years have found themselves in the news for positive reasons attempting to enact positive change in their communities, that has, unfortunately, not been the case over the past week.

The press has rightfully been poor in the wake of DeSean Jackson deciding to quote Hitler.

In a change of pace, Zach Ertz added another charitable contribution to his growing list on Thursday.

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