Report: Alshon Jeffrey signing one-year, $14 million deal with Eagles

Alshon Jeffery
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Star wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey will be signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, reports Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

The deal is for just one year and for $14 million according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Jeffery reportedly turned down a multi-year with the Vikings but wanted to bet on himself long term with the Eagles and young Carson Wentz.

This is the latest moves in creating what seems to be a completely revamped receiving corps in Philadelphia. The Eagles had one of the worst groups of receivers last season, as tight end Zach Ertz led the team in receiving yards with a mere 816.

However, after signing Jeffrey and Torrey Smith (more on that here), things look brighter for Wentz as the Eagles’ receiving corps suddenly looks formidable.

Jeffrey caught 52 balls last season for 821 yards in just 12 games. Though questions remain about Jeffrey’s ability to stay on the field — it’s been two years since he played 16 games — Jeffrey will quickly become a star in Philadelphia if he remains healthy.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.