Doug Pederson Provides Optimistic Update About Alshon Jeffery

Zach Brunner
Doug Pederson provides an optimistic update on Alshon Jeffery.
Doug Pederson provides an optimistic update on Alshon Jeffery. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles had a rough 2019 season, from an injury standpoint. Their entire receiving corps was decimated, leading to them signing starters off the streets. Still, the Eagles pulled together a found away to win the division and make the playoffs.

One of the biggest injuries was to veteran receiver Alshon Jeffery, who is still in the recovery process. However, head coach Doug Pederson recently shed some optimism on the situation.

Well, optimism while still being incredibly vague. Still, this should at least mean Jeffery has not suffered any setbacks.

Jeffery landed on IR last season due to a Linsfrac injury to his right foot. Still rehabbing and fighting to get back, the initial sense was that Alshon would begin the 2020 season on the PUP list, waiting for him to get fully healthy.

However, the big question is how long he will be able to stay healthy. Over the last five seasons, Jeffery has played a full 16-game schedule just once. During this span, he has missed 20 games, including six last season.

Jeffery is a big time contributor when he is healthy, but we have not seen this as often as we would hope to. The Eagles are trying to be cautious with their vet, but there's a chance he is ready sooner than expected.

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