The Philadelphia Eagles need Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert to get back out onto the field. So far, Doug Pederson won’t rule them out for Week 3.
Right now, the Philadelphia Eagles are not in great shape. Talent-wise, they were loaded heading into the season. Now injury-wise, they are dealing with loads of issues. The injury report for both, Wednesday and Thursday were ridiculously long.
As we know, there’s a good chunk of key players who are dealing with nagging injuries. And a handful of critical players missed a majority of last week’s game because of it. Beginning last week, the defensive tackle position took a big hit.
Now, it looks like the pass-catchers are losing quite a few contributors as well. As we know, DeSean Jackson is guaranteed to miss at least two more weeks with a groin/abdominal injury. While he was suggested surgery, the veteran wideout refused.
The latest on Jeffery and Goedert
On Friday, Doug Pederson met with the media to discuss injury concerns. When asked about Jeffery and Goedert, who are both dealing with calf strains, Pederson wouldn’t rule them out. In fact, he said he was ‘optimistic’ about the tight end and the wideout.
Does that mean there’s a good chance they will play? Not exactly. While Goedert’s status has been unknown since Sunday, Jeffery’s estimated timetable sort of matched up with Jackson’s. In other words, many were under the belief that Alshon could miss up to two weeks as well.
Doug Pederson considers both, Jeffery and Goedert to be ‘day to day’ but that doesn’t mean much in today’s game. On both injury reports that were released this week, Jeffery and Goedert did not participate at all. We’ll see if they change to a limited status on Friday or not.
As of right now though, the ‘optimism’ feels more like a decoy to throw the Detroit Lions off more than it feels like Goedert and Jeffery actually have a chance of returning to the field.