The Eagles receiving corps is a mess right now: DeSean Jackson is on injured reserve, father time has caught up to Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor is back to having multiple mental errors a game, and the combination of Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside seem to be literal corpses rather than part of the receiving corps.
With the team on a bye week Howie Roseman appears to be planning on adding a wide receiver to the team to give him two weeks to learn the offense. The first guy being brought in for examination? two-time former Eagle Jordan Matthews.
If he passes the physical, the expectation is that Matthews will be signed. With him having chemistry with Carson Wentz already plus already knowing most of the playbook, it seems like a no-brainer to bring him into try to add a competent receiver in the passing game.
In the scenario he is signed, Alshon Jeffery will continue in his role, but Nelson Agholor would likely move from the slot to try to become the deep threat in the offense to take the top off of defenses. Matthews is most comfortable in the slot and most of his NFL success has come there.
Matthews currently ranks 21st in Eagles history in receptions (245), 21st in their history in receiving yards (2,973), and T-19th in their history in receiving touchdowns (21).