This afternoon the Eagles announced that they have placed wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on the active/PUP list.
Jeffery can come off the active/PUP list any time before the regular season. If he starts the season on reserve/PUP, he’ll have to sit out at least the first six weeks.
The 30-year-old suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot back on December 10th in the Eagles' overtime victory over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Linsfranc injuries can be tricky, as a few Eagles have suffered them recently. Jalen Mills suffered one in 2018 and didn't return until a full calendar year later. Cre'Von LeBlanc suffered one on the first day of training camp in 2019 and missed ~four months. Malik Jackson suffered one in Week One last season and didn't return, but he is expected to be ready for training camp with no issues.
With Jeffery out J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is expected to be the next man up at the "X" receiver position. If Jeffery is on the PUP list to start the regular season, it would mean there would be enough room to keep both late-round rookie receivers from this year's draft -- John Hightower and Quez Watkins. Once Jeffery is ready to return, one of those two receivers will likely be released with the hope of keeping them around on the practice squad.