After the Eagles Super Bowl victory in February, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery required surgery on his shoulder. It was revealed that Jeffery played the entire season with a torn rotator cuff. His healing process had lasted so far into the preseason and so close to the regular season that fans had started to worry if the team would keep him on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would keep him sidelined for at least the first 6 games of the season. That concern can be put to rest, as the team is taking him officially off that list today.
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This news still has to be taken with a grain of salt though, as a few days ago a report came out stating that the team would be without Jeffery for at least the first two games. However, the team has kept Jeffery’s recovery process close to their chest, and haven’t officially stated that he is in fact missing games to start the season. Activating Jeffery off the PUP list means that he is eligible to play week 1 against Atlanta if the team thinks he is ready and fully recovered from his surgery. Doug Pederson will likely keep Jeffery’s game status hidden for as long as possible to try and make it difficult for opponents to game-plan their defensive strategy against the Eagles offense.