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Alshon Jeffery goes over 100 yards in first game back with Eagles

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The Eagles wide receiver opened up options for Carson Wentz and snagged his first score of the season.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Alshon Jeffery is back.

The Eagles offense had a slow start to the season, but with Carson Wentz’s return in Week 3, and, now, with Alshon Jeffery back on the field, Philadelphia is finally moving the ball and making explosive plays — even if they didn’t ultimately pull off the win on Sunday.

Early in the second quarter of the Eagles’ Week 4 matchup against the Titans, the wide receiver made his comeback official with a deep 31-yard reception.

After playing through an injury in the Super Bowl, and undergoing surgery and rehabbing throughout the offseason, Jeffery’s return was a big sigh of relief. The Philadelphia offense has been battered by injuries and getting one of the team’s deep threats back had an impact early.

But the wideout wasn’t done yet, and quickly fell back into his role on the outside, giving Wentz plenty of looks he hasn’t had in weeks past. Halfway through the third quarter, Jeffery nabbed his first touchdown of the season.

Jeffery is a receiver that Wentz trusts in coverage and is incredible at contested catches, and the good news is, he doesn’t appear to have any lingering mental hurdles to get over after his first game back. The wideout seems to be putting his injury behind him, and focusing on delivering another stellar season.

He had eight receptions for 105 yards and a score in the Eagles overtime loss to the Titans.

It might not have been a winning outcome, but it is nice to have Alshon back moving forward.