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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Philadelphia Eagles knew they had to address the wide receiver position after a lackluster performance from that particular position in 2016. Well now the Eagles wide receivers are looking much more potent after signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. Alshon Jeffery couldn’t find the long term deal he was looking for and opted to sign with the Eagles on a 1 year $14 million dollar contract. Jeffery will have a shot at another huge payday after this 1 year audition season with Philadelphia. Jeffery has been hampered by injuries the last couple of seasons but the talent is definitely there. Jeffery has averaged 5.2 touchdowns a year over the duration of his 5 year career and the Eagles believed he could be even better if he is healthy. That compelled Howie Roseman to ink the former Bears receiver and now Carson Wentz will have a plethora of receivers at his command. The Eagles didn’t stop there either, they brought in Torrey Smith to add pass catcher depth. The Eagles still have Jordan Matthews and Dorial Green Beckham on their roster as well, so the additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith will sure up the position. The Eagles will be leaps and bounds better at the receiver position in 2017 from a talent perspective, now those player have to go out and execute on the field. At first glance Head Coach Doug Pederson seems to have a stable grip on the offensive reigns for the Eagles. So expect Pederson to make the most out of these acquisitions. Philly also bolstered their offensive line by signing Chance Warmack away from the Tennessee Titans. Warmack was a star at the University of Alabama before being drafted by the Titans. Warmack will have a chance to come in and help solidify Perderson’s offensive front. The NFC East better look out for the uprising Philadelphia Eagles they have already made a splash in free agency.
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