Torrey Smith Joins WR Alshon Jeffery, Agrees To Contract With Eagles

Cheryl Sanders
March 10, 2017

According to a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson, Bears' wideout Alshon Jeffery may prefer the Philadelphia Eagles when he officially hits the free agent market.

The Eagles also signed guard Chance Warmack to a one-year deal to give Wentz some more protection.

This is the latest moves in creating what seems to be a completely revamped receiving corps in Philadelphia.


But in 2015 Jeffery was limited to nine games due to injuries to his calf, hamstring, groin and shoulder, and his production dipped to 54 catches for 807 yards and four touchdowns.

In two seasons in San Francisco, the 49ers were 7-25 and Smith had 53 receptions for 930 yards and seven touchdowns. Wentz struggled last season, but it's hard to tell how much of the blame can be placed on his supporting cast.

Also, the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs said moments after Jeffery signed with Philadelphia that he got a sense from people that Jeffery was intent on leaving the Bears.


The Eagles were desperate for a No. 1 receiver previous year. Yet his productivity has steadily declined after a 65-catch season with 1,128 yards for the Ravens in 2013.

Another top free agent, cornerback A.J. Bouye, is reportedly headed out of Houston, but is rumored to be going to another team in the AFC South, such as Tennessee. There are still a lot of needs on this football team - cornerback, defensive end, running back, linebacker, and what else? Spotrac listed the Colts' space at $52.8 million, enough to sign Jeffery and perhaps add more help for Luck on his offensive line.

The Eagles' offense is finally in a position to fly again.


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