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Alshon Jeffery ruled out for Week 8

The Eagles have a handful of pass-catchers close to returning, including Alshon Jeffery, but he has been ruled out for Week 8.

Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with Carson Wentz #11 after scxoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Friday update: The Eagles have ruled out Alshon Jeffery for Week 8 against the Cowboys. He didn’t practice this week with a calf injury, so will likely be limited next week if he can practice, so his status is still iffy going into Week 9.

Thursday update: Alshon Jeffery doesn’t practice on Thursday with a calf injury, per the injury report. He is likely to sit against Dallas, but rookie Jalen Reagor is trending toward playing.

Wednesday PM update: Alshon Jeffery didn’t practice today with his calf injury, per Martin Frank. After being cleared of his foot injury, Jeffery now has to sit due to his calf. With his extreme layoff between live action, it would stand to reason that Jeffery will need to at least get a full practice in before being activated for a game.

The Philadelphia Eagles are inching closer to getting a handful of pass-catchers back from injury and Alshon Jeffery is one of them. Jeffery has been on the shelf all season due to offseason Lisfranc surgery and has taken longer than expected to get healthy. He has finally been cleared of his foot injury, but coach Doug Pederson says Jeffery now has a calf injury, per’s Mike Kaye.

The calf injury is considered day-to-day, which is good news and gives him a chance to suit up this week depending on the progress of his calf. The Eagles also just activated tight end Dallas Goedert and wide receiver Jalen Reagor from I.R., but the may be hard-pressed to be ready for Week 8 against the Cowboys.

With DeSean Jackson getting injured last week and likely missing most of the season, the Eagles only have Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward and Richard Rogers healthy. If Reagor, Goedert or Jeffery can go, they would cut into that trio’s work, but Fulgham has apparently won a starting job moving forward.