Philadelphia Eagles: Jeffery cleared for contact, McLeod still in question

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery /

With good news, comes typically bad news. But in this case, the Philadelphia Eagles are still hopeful to be a lot healthier this weekend.

Is everything finally starting to come together for the Philadelphia Eagles? As they currently have multiple key players sitting on the sidelines due to injuries, the team is hopeful and trying to remain strong while working to get back to one-hundred percent. We have all seen the struggles in the passing game from the absence of Alshon Jeffery. But worry no more Eagles fans. Because Alshon could be Jeffery could be back on the field as early as Sunday.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson met with the local media on Wednesday morning to inform everybody that Jeffery has been cleared for contact. Seeing as though Jeffery has been practicing for the last couple of weeks, there could be a good chance that he at least, sees a limited amount of snaps on Sunday. Pederson won’t commit to Jeffery playing just yet, but it’s hard to imagine him sitting out after missing the first three games already.

As far as the rest of the offense goes, Darren Sproles and Jay Ajayi are still in question. Coach Pederson would not comment on either of their statuses heading towards the end of the week. Although they don’t seem to be long-term issues, the stellar play from Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement last week make it a lot easier to remain patient with their backfield.

Now, what about the defense?

Last week, Eagles safety Rodney McLeod went down with a knee injury. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be a threat to his season. The Eagles are hopeful that it is nothing more than a short-term setback, and they won’t have to make any sudden moves to try and patch up the position. Right now, they will roll with Corey Graham as they are unsure of when McLeod can return to the field.

Next. A quick look at Fletcher Cox’s September. dark

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Zach Berman, the Eagles are waiting on one more test so that they can be sure about an official diagnosis. So in other words, the injury will remain as a complete mystery until further notice. Not exactly great news, but a lot better than hearing that McLeod is out for an extended period of time. Hopefully, that’s not the case when all of the results come back.