Report: Eagles to release Alshon Jeffery

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By SportsRadio 94WIP

The Eagles will be releasing veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery when the 2021 league year begins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Jeffery, 31, originally signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal worth $14 million in 2017. During that 2017 season, Jeffery signed a four-year, $52 million extension.

In four seasons with Philadelphia, Jeffery caught 171 balls for 2,237 yards and 20 touchdowns plus another 23 balls for 364 yards and three scores in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 postseasons. Jeffery missed 18 of 64 regular season games due to injury.

Jeffery's biggest contribution came during that 2017 Super Bowl run, where he caught 12 balls for 219 yards and three scores in three playoff games, culminating in an Eagles Super Bowl victory. His 5-85-2 game in the NFC Championship game vs. the Vikings will not be forgotten by Eagles fans.

Rapoport also reports the Eagles officially released DeSean Jackson, meaning the wide receiving unit will look a lot younger in 2021.

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