By Peter Gleason
It’s time to call bullshit on Eagles big boss Howie Roseman.
He spoke to the media by Zoom yesterday after the Birds announced their 53-man roster, which includes wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who spent all of training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Staying on the PUP list would have left Jeffery, who is returning from a Lisfranc injury, ineligible to play until the seventh week of the season and Roseman said that the Eagles “think he’s going to be ready before that.”
Before the cut to 53 was official, there was a report that the Eagles were trying to trade Jeffery. It wasn’t the first time hearing such chatter, but Roseman said the team’s not looking to move the wideout.
“Alshon has come back with incredible energy,” Roseman said. “He’s in great shape. He’s motivated to win and be part of it. We are not actively shopping him, as reported. But I think for us, you know, let’s get the good player back as soon as possible. I’m not telling you that he’s ready for Week One, but we definitely anticipate him being ready before that PUP period.”
The Eagles also kept DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, and Quez Watkins on their 53-man roster. Reagor is dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder, so the other five may be holding things down for a little while.