Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will reportedly miss at least the first two games of the regular season as he continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen,as he continues to rehab from February shoulder surgery he underwent shortly after helping the Eagles defeat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Jeffery, who was acquired last offseason, is expected to be activated to the 53-man roster this weekend and he will then be able to work on the field with the team. Coach Doug Pederson was asked about Jeffery's status on Tuesday.
"Well, first of all, he's doing well in his rehab," he told reporters, via NBCSports.com. "He's working well in his rehab. He's progressed up to about 75 throws per day and really doing a nice job with that. We're just going to continue to monitor that with him. We'll see where he's at next week and make a decision. Right now, he's progressing well and we'll just have to see. He's day by day."Alshon Jeffery Jersey .
The good news for the Eagles is that Jeffery will avoid being placed on the physically unable to perform list, which would have cost him the first six games of the season. But the Eagles might be in trouble without him at least the first two games of the regular season.
Even when Jeffery wasn’t putting up huge numbers last season, he was still clearly the Eagles’ No. 1 receiver. If Jeffery wasn’t making catches, he at least demanded attention. And despite tearing his rotator cuff — that’s what eventually needed the surgery that will keep him out to start this season — Jeffery managed to play all 19 games last season on the way to a parade down Broad Street. Without their top receiver for a couple weeks, the Eagles are going to have to rely on a group of receivers that has suspect depth.