But wait. Didn’t the Seahawks have a lower waiver claim than the Eagles? Yep, that’s correct. They were the 28th team in the order.
The Eagles passed on adding Gordon to their roster despite the fact their wide receivers have offered abysmal production recently. Yes, I’m posting this tweet again for the billionth time:
LAST FIVE EAGLES GAMES— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) October 28, 2019
Nelson Agholor: 285 snaps, 11 recs, 93 yards (8.5 avg), 0 TD, 1 fumble
Alshon Jeffery: 282 snaps, 25 recs, 268 yards (10.7 avg), 2 TD
Mack Hollins: 182 snaps, 1 rec, 13 yards, 0 TD
JJ Arcega-Whiteside: 29 snaps, 0 recs, 0 yards, 0 TD
Hopefully the Eagles passing on Gordon doesn’t matter so much with DeSean Jackson potentially returning as soon as this weekend. But it sure would’ve been nice to have Gordon around in case Jackson’s effectiveness is limited and/or he can’t stay healthy.
Instead of having Gordon on their side, the Eagles will now be tasked with defending Gordon in just a few weeks from now when the Seahawks come to Philly in Week 12. We’ll see how that goes.
It wouldn’t be the first time the Eagles passed up on a useful receiver that the Seahawks ended up with instead (see: D.K. Metcalf).
Did the Eagles screw up by not claiming Josh Gordon?
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