By Amy Madison
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery actually practiced yesterday.
Those words haven’t been written in 11 months, ever since Jeffery injured his foot against the Dolphins in December 2019 (above).
He may or may not play Sunday against the Giants, but he was a full participant yesterday
And when he does return, Jeffery will be in a less-familiar role. The wide receiver position has transitioned in 2020 to a young group led now by Travis Fulgham and first-round draft pick Jalen Reagor. Slot receiver Greg Ward is in his second season there. John Hightower is the take-a-shot rookie who is separating down the field and Quez Watkins is another draft pick who can run like the wind and is developing. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is progressing in his second season.
Where would Jeffery fit in? How would he fit in? Both answers are unclear. Fulgham isn’t going to lose reps. Reagor is on the upswing now that he’s healthy. Maybe Jeffery works in slowly and the Eagles see how it all develops. Maybe Reagor or Fulgham move into the slot and challenge Ward. The Eagles have options here, and that is the exciting part of things. Jeffery, with his big body and large catch radius, can create favorable matchups, particularly in the red zone.