The Eagles traded up from #12 to #10 to select Alabama WR DeVonta Smith. You know the concern with Smith: He weighed in at 170 pounds at Alabama’s Pro Day and 166 at the medical recheck in Indianapolis. That puts him in a bucket that hasn’t produced many high-end fantasy assets. DeSean Jackson is the only WR 175 pounds or lighter to top 1,000 yards over the past 10 seasons. But Smith is also 6’0 with a 78.5-inch wingspan that lands him in the 72nd percentile among NFL WRs. So he’s skinny, but not small. And he puts big check marks in the production and tape boxes. Smith is coming off a Heisman-winning 2020 campaign that saw him post a silly 117-1856-23 line. Those yardage and TD totals both rank top 6 in NCAA history. Smith’s 2019 junior season was just as impressive. The raw numbers weren’t as big: 68 catches for 1,256 yards and 14 TDs. But they came alongside a pair of 2020 1st-round picks in Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs, plus a healthy Jaylen Waddle. Smith led that stacked squad in yards and TDs, ranking 2nd to Jeudy in catches. The tape shows a combination of ankle-breaking releases, silky smooth routes and uncanny ball skills. Smith wins at all levels of the field and is much better in contested situations than you’d expect from a man of his size. While the weight adds risk to his NFL projection, Smith is a guy we’re not gonna bet against. He’s simply good at football. The Eagles have now gone WR in the 1st round in 2 straight drafts after going with Jalen Reagor at #21 last year. Those guys should be the team’s top 2 WRs going forward.
The Eagles have named Shane Steichen their new OC. Steichen coached alongside new Eagles HC Nick Sirianni with the Chargers from 2014 to 2017. He took over as Chargers OC midway through the 2019 campaign and then led the squad to a 9th-place finish in total yards this past year. The 2020 Chargers were a fast-paced offense, ranking 5th in situation-neutral pace.
The Eagles are hiring Nick Sirianni as their new HC, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sirianni has 12 seasons of experience in the league, spending the past 3 as Colts OC. Indianapolis finished top 7 in points and yards with QB Andrew Luck in Sirianni's 1st year. The unit took a step back after Luck's surprise retirement in 2019 but bounced back to rank 9th in points and 10th in yards this past season. It's worth noting, though, that it was HC Frank Reich calling the plays for the Colts. So the 39-year-old Sirianni heads to Philly as a bit of an unknown.
The Eagles have fired HC Doug Pederson. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the move was made as a result of both on-field performance and disagreements between Pederson and management on coaching staff changes for 2021 and beyond. "Pederson was sick of people telling him what to do," Rapoport adds. Pederson is just 3 seasons removed from bringing a Super Bowl to Philadelphia, but his 2020 Eagles were 1 of the most disappointing teams in the league. We'll see who Philly hires as its new HC and, more importantly, how they decide to move forward at QB.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday night's game against Washington. It ends a disappointing and injury-riddled rookie campaign that saw Reagor finish with 31 catches, 396 yards and 1 TD in 11 games. He'll have every opportunity to capture a big role in the passing game in 2021.
Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) is out for Sunday night’s game vs. Washington. He popped for a long TD in last week’s win over the Cowboys but is hurt again. Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Alshon Jeffery and Travis Fulgham will be Philly’s top 4 WRs in the finale.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (ankle) practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday, and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s good to go for Sunday’s game vs. the Cowboys. The rookie has seen 12 targets from QB Jalen Hurts over the past 2 weeks and has some WR4 appeal in this plus matchup.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. It gives him a good shot to play against the Cowboys this weekend. Reagor has tallied 12 targets from QB Jalen Hurts over the past 2 weeks but would be tough to trust in season-long fantasy lineups at less than 100%.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor injured his ankle in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Cardinals and is questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (thumb) is active for tonight’s game against the Cowboys. It’s unclear how big a role he’ll play in his 1st action since Week 2. But talent plus matchup gives him plenty of upside in this one.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (thumb) will return for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys, according to insider Geoff Mosher. The rookie has been out since Week 2 after surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. It's unclear how big a role he'll play in the 1st game back -- but he should at least be in game shape considering this wasn't a lower-body injury. Reagor is worth a look as a WR4 or flex in this plus matchup.
The Eagles have activated WR Jalen Reagor (thumb) from IR. He's about 5 weeks removed from a torn UCL that was expected to sideline him for 6-8 weeks. Don't bank on the rookie playing against the Cowboys on Sunday night, but it looks like he's on track to return after the Week 9 bye. He's worth stashing now, with the chance to grab a big role for an Eagles pass-catching corps still dealing with a ton of injuries.
Update: The team has activated the 21-day practice window for Reagor. That means the Eagles have 3 weeks to decide whether to bring him back from IR or shut him down for the season. So that means we could see the rookie back on the active roster in time for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys ... or we could be waiting until after the Week 9 bye. We'll watch him through the week.
The Eagles have placed WR Jalen Reagor on IR following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. That will put him out for at least the next 3 games, but the team reportedly doesn't expect him back until Week 10 (after the bye). Reagor's absence leaves snaps outside-WR snaps available for J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, rookie John Hightower and Alshon Jeffery, as soon as Jeffery is ready coming off his December Lisfranc injury. Jeffery looks most interesting among the 3 and is worth claiming off waivers if you have a spot to stash him until we see him back in game action.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor has a UCL tear in his thumb and will miss "multiple weeks," according to insider John Clark. Reagor, of course, missed a chunk of August with a shoulder injury but was able to play in the first 2 games. We'll see exactly how long this latest injury costs him, but it's tough to imagine him being a bankable fantasy option during the 1st half of the season. He's droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Reagor's absence keeps DeSean Jackson locked in as Philly's #1 WR and ensures that TEs Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert will continue to play big roles in the passing game.
Update: Clark adds that the Eagles "hope" to get Reagor back by Week 10.
Washington CB Kendall Fuller (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles. That leaves an already iffy secondary without a starter against a dangerous crew of pass-catchers that includes WRs DeSean Jackson and Jalen Reagor. The rookie could particularly benefit if he sees as much time in the slot as anticipated. Fuller has worked primarily as a slot corner.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (shoulder) isn't listed on the final Week 1 injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. It was a speedy recovery from the rookie, who suffered what was believed to be a 4-week injury less than 2 weeks ago. Reagor seemed to be in line for a big role prior to that injury, but it's unclear how the missed time will impact that. We'd try not to use him in Week 1 fantasy lineups -- although there's certainly upside here.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. So it looks like he's on track to play against Washington this weekend. The rookie was having a big training camp before the shoulder injury, but it's unclear what the missed time means for his Week 1 role. Consider him a risk/reward fantasy play in the opener.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor put in a limited practice Wednesday. That's encouraging news, given that the rookie is dealing with a shoulder injury expected to cost him at least 1 game. We'll see if he's in play to be active for the opener, but we'd be happy to get the 1st-round pick back by Week 2.
NBC Philly's John Clark hears that Eagles WR Jalen Reagor is doing "very well" in his shoulder rehab. "I’m hearing it’s looking good for second game," Clark adds. That'd put Reagor about a week ahead of the 4-week timeline that was originally reported. We'll continue to keep an eye on his progress. Reagor is a nice stash in the double-digit rounds of remaining fantasy drafts.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor is expected to miss about 4 weeks with his injured left shoulder, according to Geoff Mosher of InsidetheBirds.com. "Early word" indicates a "very slight tear" in his labrum, though Reagor will be getting a 2nd opinion. He is, at least, expected to avoid surgery. We'll watch for further updates. This initial timeline could cost the rookie the first 2-3 games of the season and make it tougher to start as quickly as Reagor's buzzy camp was pointing to.
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