Here’s some much-needed good news for Philadelphia Eagles fans.
Well, it wouldn’t be an NFL season or, more specifically, a Philadelphia Eagles season if there wasn’t an emotional roller-coaster ride somewhere in there. So far, there hasn’t even been a game played yet, and we’re already tossing ideas back and forth about injuries, contract negotiations, and who plays if someone else can’t.
Hearts sunk with the news of Jalen Reagor‘s injury during Philadelphia’s scrimmage at Lincoln Financial Field on August 30th, but confidence returned when everyone kept catching clips of him practicing during Philly’s week leading up to their first game, on that pits them versus their NFC East rivals, the Washington Football Team.
Then, we got the official team injury reports. On Wednesday, September 9th, he practiced in a limited capacity. A day later, he was a full participant. At the time of this story being published, it’s Friday, and there’s nothing that demonstrates the rookie wide receiver won’t play Sunday, but you can never be too sure. Fortunately, most of the Reagor news appears to be positive.
Here’s a second opinion if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan that needs one.
On Friday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson sat and spoke with some of the members of Philly’s media. As usual, he was vague on a few things, and though many of you wanted to see him grilled a little harder on subjects like Zach Ertz’s insecurities on his future, why Jason Peters seems to be immune to the instruction of coaches, and whether or not Coach has any real power, specifically in hiring his own coaching staff, but there were some interesting things that came out of this conversation.
Perhaps the best news is what we’ve been discussing. Coach Pederson wouldn’t commit to Reagor playing or not, but he did say the first-rounder is doing well after what he’s seen in the week leading up to Week 1’s game. If you’re a ‘Birds’ fan, keep your fingers crossed. Philadelphia needs all available hands on deck in this one versus a team that should have a very scary pass rush. Update: According to Philly’s injury report from Friday, Reagor was, again, a full participant at practice. That’s another positive step in the right direction.