Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor will play on Sunday against Washington, according to an ESPN report.
While Reagor was not listed as questionable on the final Eagles injury report, there was some thought he might not suit up in the team’s season opener due to a shoulder injury.
When Eagles’ football returns Sunday at 1 p.m., however, the team’s first-round pick will be on the field with them.
Getting Reagor for the team’s season opener should be a big boost to an offense that prioritized adding speed this offseason. Reagor has been a big part of the offense in practice, with the team getting him the ball in a number of ways, including short plays designed to get him in space.
Reagor was listed as a full participant during Thursday’s practice, which was a very encouraging sign for his chances of playing on Sunday.
Reagor was originally thought to be out at least the first two weeks of the season, if not longer, when he suffered the shoulder injury during practice last month. Reagor, however, was at practice this week in full pads and a helmet, not looking like a player that will be missing any time.
How much Reagor plays will be interesting to see. He likely won’t start when the team is in 11 personnel. Based of off practice reps, it looks like the Eagles will be going with DeSean Jackson and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as the starters. When the Eagles go into 12 personnel, however, and get two tight ends on the field it looks like they will be going with both Jackson and Reagor on the field — the most speed this team has had in a long time.
Getting Reagor on the field should help offset the loss of running backs Miles Sanders, who will not play on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.
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