Pederson: 'No issues' between Wentz, Jeffery


Doug Pederson says there are "no issues" between Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery, speaking to reporters at the NFL Combine on Tuesday. 

"I don't see that (as a problem)," Pederson told reporters.

"I think one of the things where Carson really took a big step was in that leadership approach this past year, getting everybody on the same page and on board. It's just unfortunate because we had a lot of high expectations as an offense going into the season and then when pieces started to drop out, it's just unfortunate that way. But there are no issues between those two."

A report circulated last week that Jeffery and Wentz never "saw eye to eye" and the Eagles were looking to move on from Jeffery. 

Jeffery, of course, was reportedly outed as the source who bashed Wentz during the season.

As far as on the field goes, Jeffery's play has declined dramatically over the last couple of seasons. In three seasons as an Eagles, the most catches Jeffery has had in a season was 65 in 2018. Jeffery is averaging just 54.4 receiving yards per game as an Eagle and has just three 100-yard games over his last 39. 

Jeffery, 30, has also dealt with injuries and his explosiveness appears to be suffering. Jeffery has missed nine games over the last two seasons. 

Contractually, Jeffery presents another problem as he is due a base salary of over $9 million in 2020 and $12.75 million in 2021. His cap hit in 2020 is about $16 million and releasing Jeffery before June 1st would actually cost the Eagles $10 million in cap space.