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Updates on Alshon Jeffery and Corey Clement ahead of Eagles vs. Colts

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The Philadelphia Eagles ruled four players “questionable” for their Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Two of those players notably include Alshon Jeffery and Corey Clement. Here’s a quick update on those guys.

Alshon Jeffery

NFL insider Adam Schefter says Jeffery will NOT play against the Colts. The good news is that Schefter says Jeffery “could return next week.”

This news isn’t unexpected. Jeffery was a limited participant in practice all week. As of Friday, Doug Pederson said he still hadn’t been cleared for contract.

With Jeffery out, the Eagles will be without three of their top four wide receivers against the Colts. That leaves Philadelphia with just Nelson Agholor, Kamar Aiken, Shelton Gibson, and Jordan Matthews. Not the most ideal situation for Carson Wentz to return to.

Although he won’t play against the Colts, Jeffery being ruled questionable for this week’s game seems to bode well for next week. If he’s upgraded to being a full participant during practices leading up to Philly’s Week 4 game, we should be able to see Jeffery return against the Titans.

Corey Clement

Clement was added to the injury report on Friday afternoon. That was concerning since the Eagles are already so thin at running back. It was reported at the time, though, that Clement is going to be able to play on Sunday.

Now NFL insider Ian Rapoport is also saying Clement “should be fine” for today’s game. That’s good to hear considering Philadelphia would be without their top three running backs if he didn’t play.

Clement deserves to take most of the Eagles’ running back touches with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles out. Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams shouldn’t be heavily relied on.