Philadelphia attempted to sure up its wide receiver depth this offseason, though the unit remains a concern heading into training camp.
Alshon Jeffrey will begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list
“He’s doing extremely well,” Coach Doug Pederson said during his recent conference call. “Again, he’s in a really good spot. He’s going to continue to work and get himself ready. Obviously, I won’t — you know me, I don’t put timetables on players, but when he’s ready, he’s ready, and he’ll be back out there on the field with us. So I’m excited with where he’s at. Even though, yeah, we missed the spring and had this pandemic, he was still working and rehabbing and doing everything that he could to get himself ready for the season.”
The Eagles will be without Marquise Goodwin, who the franchise traded for back in April, for the upcoming season, as he’s one of many players opting out of the season because of COVID-19 concerns. DeSean Jackson remains in town, for now, and behind him is 2020 first-rounder Jalen Reagor. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower, Greg Ward, and Quez Watkins round out the wide receiver group in Philadelphia.
The lack of passing options may mean Carson Wentz will again rely heavily on his two tight ends, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. It may also mean that Miles Sanders, who is a fast riser in early fantasy drafts, could carry a major workload both on the ground and through the air.