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Eagles down to just three healthy wide receivers after waiving DeAndre Carter

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Wait, shouldn’t the Eagles be ADDING receivers?

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The Philadelphia Eagles waived DeAndre Carter in order to make room for Josh Adams on the 53-man roster, according to an official announcement from the team on Tuesday afternoon.

Carter’s absence means the Eagles are currently down to just THREE healthy wide receivers for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts: Nelson Agholor, Kamar Aiken, and Shelton Gibson.

Yikes.

Alshon Jeffery returned to practice last week, which was a positive sign, but it seems like he’s not going to be ready for the Colts game. To this point, he still hasn’t participated in 11-on-11, and Doug Pederson said he’s still “week-to-week” which is worse than “day-to-day.”

Mike Wallace certainly won’t be able to play this week considering he suffered a fractured fibula. The Eagles have yet to place him on injured reserve.

It’s a bummer to see Carter go because the 25-year-old had a real nice training camp and preseason with Philadelphia. He only managed one reception for 10 yards in the first two games of the regular season, however.

The Eagles can’t be seriously considering going into this week’s game with only three receivers. They’re going to have add somebody through trade or free agency. Right?

On that front, it’s worth noting that Corey Coleman will be a free agent if he clears waivers. Philadelphia was set to bring the 2016 first-round pick in for a workout last week before he signed with the Patriots. I’d also keep an eye on Jeremy Maclin considering the Eagles had interest in signing him last year at a time when they were much less desperate for receiver help.

Stay tuned for more roster updates.