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3 Wide Receivers the Eagles Can Add to Replace Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson

Three wideouts the Philadelphia Eagles can add to replace Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson.
Three wideouts the Philadelphia Eagles can add to replace Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to move on from two veteran wide receivers in Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson when the new league year begins. Philly could use WR help in 2021 with Jalen Hurts set to take over, but the Eagles will likely need to bargain shop given their current projection of $42 million over the cap.

Given this, here are three targets for Philadelphia in free agency with Jeffery and Jackson moving on.

3. Mohamed Sanu

While not a big name, Mohamed Sanu is an affordable veteran talent. His 2020 campaign was his second straight season playing for two different teams, and his play suffered, with Sanu grabbing just 17 catches for 187 yards and 1 TD. However, prior to 2020, he posted four straight years with 55-plus catches and at least 500 receiving yards. He'd be an experienced wideout to add to the receiver room who won't break the bank.

2. A.J. Green

A.J. Green is a big name but might not cost that much either this offseason. He's no longer at the height of his powers, as evidenced by his drop off from being a 1,000-plus-yard performer, although he's still a weapon in this later stage of his career. He managed to grab 47 receptions for 523 yards with the Cincinnati Bengals this year despite Joe Burrow's injury, which shows he's far from being washed up yet. In a deep WR free agent class, Green might not see that much interest, so he'd be a smart veteran signing to add around Hurts.

1. Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins would be in line for a big payday this year, but his injury struggles will likely keep teams from shelling out for the speedster. He hasn't played a full season's worth of games since his rookie year, and injuries were a constant part of his tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs. That should at least make him more affordable, giving the Eagles a chance to add the dynamic talent. As a featured option and if healthy, he may regain his 2017 form, when he averaged 15.2 yards per reception and scored 8 TDs. He's not someone the Eagles need to overpay for, but for the right price, he's an option with the potential to have a major impact.

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