Sep 13, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) catches a touchdown pass as Washington Football Team safety Troy Apke (30) and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (54) defend during the first half quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles activate TE Goedert, WR Reagor

The Philadelphia Eagles activated tight end Dallas Goedert, wide receiver Jalen Reagor and three others in advance of Sunday night’s divisional matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Also activated were tackle Jason Peters, safety Rudy Ford and linebacker T.J. Edwards, the team announced Saturday.

The return of Goedert and Reagor will give quarterback Carson Wentz some much-needed weapons. On the season, Wentz has completed just 58.6 percent of his passes, with 10 touchdowns and a league-leading 10 interceptions.

Goedert fractured an ankle in the Eagles’ 23-23 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 27. He was placed on injured reserve two days later.

Reagor, a first-round draft pick in April, sustained torn thumb ligaments in Week 2 and was expected to be sidelined for six or seven weeks, but he returned to practice this week and participated without incident.

Tight end Zach Ertz, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, remains on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Goedert has 13 receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown on the season. Reagor caught five passes for 96 yards in the first two games.

Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, went on IR on Oct. 3 with a toe injury. His return will give a boost to an offensive line that has seen Wentz sacked 28 times.

The Eagles (2-4-1) lead the struggling NFC East. The Cowboys and Washington Football Team are 2-5, with the New York Giants in last place at 1-6.

–Field Level Media

Sep 13, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor (18) makes a catch as Washington Football Team cornerback Ronald Darby (23) chases during the first half quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles put rookie WR Reagor (thumb) on IR

The Philadelphia Eagles put rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor on injured reserve Wednesday, a week after he underwent surgery on his thumb.

The Eagles opted against putting Reagor on IR last week ahead of their game against the Cincinnati Bengals but elected to open up a roster spot this week heading into their Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles are 0-2-1.

Reagor will have to miss at least three weeks, making Week 7 his earliest return, though he could reportedly be out until Week 10. The team’s first-round pick out of TCU suffered a ligament tear Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Eagles are battered at the position with Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson ailing. Jeffery has yet to play but returned to practice last week. Coach Doug Pederson vowed to “ramp up” Jeffery’s workload this week. Jackson played against the Bengals but has a minor hamstring strain.

The Eagles activated rookie wide receiver Quez Watkins’ 21-day practice window on Tuesday. Watkins was on IR after suffering an injury during training camp. If Watkins is ready to go this Sunday, he could take the open roster spot vacated by Reagor.

Wideout Greg Ward was the Eagles’ leading receiver in Week 3 with eight catches for 72 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles also placed tight end Dallas Goedert on IR earlier this week with a fractured ankle.

Reagor caught five passes for 96 yards in his first two games.

–Field Level Media

Dec 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) warms up before a game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles’ Jeffery returns to practice for first time in 2020

The injury-riddled Philadelphia Eagles saw a familiar face in practice on Thursday.

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery participated in individual drills during the portion of practice that was open to the media at NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia.

Jeffery’s involvement in that capacity was his first since he sustained a Lisfranc injury on his right foot on Dec. 9. The season-ending injury occurred on a non-contact play in the first quarter of Philadelphia’s 23-17 overtime victory against the New York Giants.

While it might be premature to pencil the 30-year-old Jeffery in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals (0-2), it is a welcome sight considering the Eagles (0-2) reportedly are nursing another injury within their wide receiver ranks.

Promising rookie Jalen Reagor reportedly has a torn ligament in his thumb that will require surgery. The only healthy wideouts on Philadelphia’s active roster are DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward and 2020 fifth-round pick John Hightower.

Jeffery recorded 43 receptions for 490 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games last season. He had a career-high 10 touchdowns and 1,133 receiving yards with the Chicago Bears in 2014.

–Field Level Media

Sep 13, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor (18) makes a catch as Washington Football Team cornerback Ronald Darby (23) chases during the first half quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles WR Reagor has torn thumb ligament

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor reportedly has a torn ligament in his thumb that will require surgery and a likely stint on injured reserve.

The first-round pick from TCU has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed five games last year with a similar injury to his throwing hand.

Reagor, 21, who missed time in training camp with a shoulder injury, caught four passes for 41 yards in Sunday’s 37-19 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He caught one ball for 55 yards in the season-opening loss at Washington.

With veteran Alshon Jeffery still recovering from foot surgery, the only healthy wideouts on Philadelphia’s active roster are DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward and 2020 fifth-round pick John Hightower.

The Eagles host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

–Field Level Media

Feb 25, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Texas Christian wide receiver Jalen Reagor (WO45) speaks to the media during the 2020 NFL Combine in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles WR Reagor injures shoulder; Wentz day-to-day

Philadelphia Eagles rookie receiver Jalen Reagor sustained an apparent shoulder injury during Sunday’s practice.

Reagor, the 21st overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, was injured after making a tackle on an interception.

Starting quarterback Carson Wentz was not responsible for the interception, as he sat out Sunday’s practice with a lower-body injury. The team said he is day-to-day.

Reagor underwent an MRI exam and reportedly won’t need surgery, but is expected to miss “about four weeks,” according to Geoff Mosher of insidethebirds.com.

Reagor’s status, however, will be determined after he undergoes an MRI. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the “team doesn’t believe it is serious, but doesn’t know for sure.”

Reagor, 21, led TCU in receptions (43) and yards (611) and caught five touchdowns in 2019. In three seasons with the Horned Frogs, he recorded 148 catches for 2,248 yards and 22 receiving TDs.

–Field Level Media