By Peter Gleason
The Eagles finally dropped the dime on Alshon Jeffery.
The question is:
Will owner Jeff Lurie finally realize that general manager Howie Roseman has no idea about evaluating the monetary value of talent, which is why he overpaid Jeffery and DeSean Jackson.
Three days after DeSean Jackson was cut loose, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Eagles will cut Alshon Jeffery when the new league year opens next month.
As Nick Shook explained for the NFL’s official website, the Eagles restructured Jeffery’s contract in early January to provide salary-cap relief and also force the club into making a decision on his playing future ahead of the original schedule.
Jeffery played for the Chicago Bears from 2012 through 2016 and then signed with the Eagles in March 2017. He was a significant part of the squad that defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, but he’s missed time in each of the past three seasons because of injuries.
In just seven games during the 2020 season, Jeffery caught six passes for 115 yards with a touchdown.