Eagles add to WR corps on first day of free agency

Throwback Thursday Eagles hit on two defensive signings

Throwback Thursday Eagles hit on two defensive signings

The past Philadelphia Eagles news were focused on the their search for wide receivers in its attempt to find help for quarterback Carson Wentz.

Alshon Jeffery, who officially becomes a free agent at 3 p.m. CT, is leaning towards signing with the Eagles, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.

That's if he can stay on the field.

Jeffery has played his entire career with the Bears, who chose this year not to put the franchise tag on him and to let him test free agency.

Wentz didn't put up MVP-caliber numbers past year, but perhaps with Smith, Jeffery and Jordan Matthews on the field he can make a case in 2017.

For now, he'd like to keep his options open, waiting for the right deal to come along, even if that means temporarily being unhappy with that state of certain positions on the depth chart. Since earning his first career Pro Bowl honors in 2013 - when he posted 89 receptions for 1,421 yards (16.0 yards per catch average) and seven touchdowns - Jeffery ranks ninth in the National Football League with 4,182 receiving yards.

In 2013, Jeffery caught 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns and followed that up with 85 catches for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns the following season in 2014. He's been under 850 yards and hasn't surpassed four scores in both 2015 and 2016.

Alshon Jeffery wrote a piece about leaving Chicago and coming to Philadelphia that will give Eagles fans chills. "I take good care of my body, and I'm ready to roll". "Soft tissue injuries went down. He is disappointed in himself, and he's looking to make up for it". Jeffery will be paid $14 million; Warmack $1.5 million, with another possible $1.25 million through incentives. They obviously have a very good wide receiver in T.Y. Hilton, but pairing him with someone like Jeffery - who's also a very good receiver and who has good size - would make the offense even more risky and give Andrew Luck more weapons to work with.

The Eagles reportedly attempted to acquire Smith in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers previous year.

The Eagles haven't done that yet because Jeffery has not officially signed his contract.

Wentz got some new toys today.

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