By Mary Cunningham
Okay, Eagles fans, do you really think undrafted wide receivers can get the Eagles over the playoff hump?
Paul Turner (above) is the most recent addition to the roster, joining Bryce Treggs as wideouts that got the call in November.
Treggs showed off his blazing speed in his first NFL game when he hauled in a 58-yard bomb from Carson Wentz. Since that game against the Giants, Treggs has not had a catch.
Coach Doug Pederson talked about the Treggs’ role:
“Treggs is getting a little more work each week,” Pederson said. “We’ll continue to increase his workload. I think he’s in a position to contribute more in these next six games.”
Turner was just added to the active roster on Monday, and Pederson said he sees the undrafted free agent as a slot receiver. The coach was asked how the team’s main slot receiver, Jordan Matthews, would be impacted.
“Jordan [Matthews] has been inside; Jordan is also equipped to play outside, as well,” Pederson told the media on Wednesday. “We can move him around in some different spots there. But I do see Paul [Turner] as more of an inside receiver. Jordan can play both inside and out.”
Matthews’ versatility is an asset for the Eagles as they try to solve their woes at wide receiver. It sounds like a long shot that an undrafted free agent would be impactful after getting promoted mid-season, but at this point both Treggs and Turner deserve a shot.