UPDATE: NFL insider Chris Mortensen is reporting Alshon Jeffery WILL play against the Titans ... “barring an unexpected relapse that is related to the virus that caused him to miss two practices this week.” An Eagles team source also told NFL Network’s Tiffany Blackmon that Jeffery will be back today. Original story below. If that’s not enough for you, Dave Spadaro told WIP that Jeffery will play.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is a game-time decision for the team’s Week 4 matchup against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The good news is that Jeffery’s shoulder is no longer holding him back from playing. The bad news is that the illness Jeffery has been dealing with over the past few days means he’s not a guaranteed lock to play.
Jeffery was a full participant in the Eagles’ Wednesday practice after being cleared for contact. He missed the next two days of practice, however, as he’s been dealing with being sick. The Eagles officially listed Jeffery as “questionable” on their final injury report. Philadelphia also promoted wide receiver DeAndre Carter from the practice squad, which might be related to Jeffery’s uncertain status.
The feeling here is that Jeffery WILL play against the Titans. It seems like it’d have to be a pretty bad illness to prevent Jeffery from toughing it out.
Getting Jeffery back will be very good for an Eagles offense that’s had some struggles to this point in the season. Hopefully we see him back out there on Sunday.
Note that the Eagles will officially announce their inactives list at 11:30 AM Eastern.