The Eagles haven’t had many offensive starters play so far this preseason. Carson Wentz is still trying to be cleared for contact after suffering a torn ACL in December, and Alshon Jeffery is recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. We already know both players will be sitting out the entire preseason in hopes of being ready to play the season opener on September 6th vs Atlanta. Well now it seems we can add some more offensive weapons to the list of Eagles who won’t see the field this preseason, as Nelson Agholor and Corey Clement are both trying to recover from lower body injuries sustained during a Training Camp practice last week.
Doug Pederson said that Nelson Agholor and Corey Clement have a lower body injuries. Needs rest. Will have them ready for Week 1. #Eagles
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 14, 2018
From Doug Pederson’s point of view this is an easy decision to make. He already doesn’t know if Jeffery will be healthy to play Week 1, so why risk another key receiver’s health to get some measly preseason snaps in? In addition to that, Clement’s role on the team is already known, as he will be rotated in at RB when Jay Ajayi needs a breather, which is why playing him this preseason could be a costly mistake if it were to happen. There is nobody behind Clement on the depth chart that has proven to be a reliable back-up running back who can handle 5-10 rushes a game.
Even though some fans will be disappointed they won’t get to watch the Eagles starting offense in the preseason, I’m sure they will be happy when they see these offensive weapons at full health in early September.