According to Chris Mortensen, Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery will play in Sunday’s game and make his debut, barring an unexpected relapse related to the virus that caused him to miss two practices this week.
Meanwhile, a team source tells Tiffany Blackmon: “We were excited getting Carson back, that gave us a big boost and getting Alshon back will do the same… when you get one of your lead dogs back, you’re excited about that… can’t wait to go out there and get back into that groove.”
Jeffery finally received clearance for contact on Wednesday, which paved the way for him to return to game action, but he battled an illness this week.
Jeffery, 28, was taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Bears. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4.54 million rookie contract with Chicago before agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Eagles last year.
Jeffery was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason before he agreed to a four-year, $52 million extension last year.
In 2017, Jeffery has appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and caught 57 passes for 789 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 21 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.