Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery during an NFL football training camp in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Philadelphia Eagles-Rule out two starters ahead of Packers
Jeffery missed practice last week with a shoulder injury, and though coach Doug Pederson said the former Pro Bowler was healthy enough to play, he'll remain sidelined at Lambeau Field as a precaution. Brooks, meanwhile, missed Tuesday's practice with an ankle strain, according to the team.
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially ruled out two starters prior to the team’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. Starting wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and starting right guard Brandon Brooks will not play tonight.
2 Philadelphia Eagles starters will sit out preseason opener against PackersAs for Brooks, he left practice early on Monday with an ankle injury. Free agent signing Chance Warmack is projected to start in his place. Here’s a look at the entire Eagles’ starting offensive line against Green Bay:
- Left tackle - Jason Peters
- Left guard - Isaac Seumalo
- Center - Jason Kelce
- Right guard - Chance Warmack
- Right tackle - Lane Johnson
As for Jeffery's absence, the Eagles are likely to rotate several other receivers in his place.
Jeffery, who signed a one-year deal with the Eagles this offseason, arrived in Philadelphia to provide quarterback Carson Wentz with a dynamic weapon on the outside. Eagles fans will have to wait at least another week to watch the duo in game action.