Alshon Jeffery Signs One-Year Contract With Eagles


Alshon Jeffery Signs One-Year Contract With Eagles

Speaking for the first time since agreeing to a one-year, $14 million deal with the Eagles, Jeffery made it clear he wasn't concerned about not having a contract beyond the 2017 season.

The terms of the deal seem weird at first glance with a top free agent only earning one year but with another look it makes sense.

Jeffery also joins wide-receiver Torrey Smith, who agreed to a deal with the Eagles earlier this afternoon. A hand injury that required surgery ended last season for him after two games. Jeffery followed that season up with a career-high 10 touchdown catches in 2014 while adding 1,133 receiving yards. He only started eight games in 2015 after suffering a season-ending hamstring injury. Smith struggled in two years with the San Francisco 49ers, though he was severely hamstrung by that team's quarterback issues.

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they will sign Pro Bowl wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

Packers keep Nick Perry with five-year deal
The more players the teams has who can get to the QB, the less they have to rely on the safeties and cornerbacks to make plays. Perry's career has been plagued by injuries, but when healthy, he's an impactful defender who may still be able to improve.

The Bears will be Demps' fifth team in his National Football League career, which began with the Eagles in 2008 as a fourth-round pick out of UTEP. Instead, general manager Ryan Pace allowed the talented receiver to explore his market value. Smith is the speed receiver the Eagles desperately lacked, while Jeffery, at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, is able to outjump and outmuscle defenders for the ball. But given the caution teams will surely have with Shields, Philly could float him a one-year deal at a low price point to give him the chance to prove he's still got some good years left in him.

Maybe the Eagles are done in free agency and maybe they turn their attention toward the draft.

Wentz didn't put up MVP-caliber numbers a year ago, but perhaps with Smith, Jeffery and Jordan Matthews on the field he can make a case in 2017. It nearly means Nelson Agholor probably isn't in the long-term plan- okay I can't even type that with a straight face.

Pryor has a ton of upside, but only one full season of playing wide receiver. Whether the investments in Jeffery and Smith ultimately help or hurt them in their quest for a championship remains to be seen.



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