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Eagles Injury Update: Alshon Jeffery Not Ready to Return Yet; Jason Peters and Jason Kelce OK

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Nelson Agholor and Mike Wallace played nearly every snap in Thursday night's 18-12 win over the Falcons. 

Get used to it.

Because it seems like Alshon Jeffery isn't quite ready to return just yet. 

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This is the first time Jeffery has publicly talked about his injury in months. He's still recovering from surgery he had on his rotator cuff after last season. Missing Jeffery for a few games is a decent trade-off considering he played all of last season with the injury and helped the Eagles win the Super Bowl. 

But without Jeffery and with Carson Wentz, who could reportedly be out until October, the Eagles might need to lean on their defense, which led them to a win in Week 1. 

"As you guys are seeing, the defense is playing extremely well," head coach Doug Pederson said. "You lean on that just a little bit. ... I think early in the season, defense, special teams, kind of keep teams in ballgames and allows the offense to get its legs and catch up. That's what we have to do."

There is some good news for the offense, though. Jason Peters and Jason Kelce, two of the most important pieces on the offensive line, are OK. 

Kelce left the game for one snap just before the end of the first half as Isaac Seumalo came in for a kneel down. Pederson says Kelce is fine. 

"He was evaluated at halftime and wasn't quite sure he was going to start the second half," Pederson said. "He said he was good to go and ended up playing and playing well. He'll be fine." 

As for Peters, he missed one snap on the last offensive drive of the game and actually walked inside to the locker room. 

"No injury," Pederson said. "It's been a long while since he's played, so he just ... a little fatigue at the end of the game so we just kept him out."


When the Eagles get back to practice next week, they'll have one decision to make as Nigel Bradham and newly-acquired Deiondre' Hall come off the suspended list. 

After putting Mack Hollins on IR Thursday, the Eagles need to find just one roster spot to open. There's a good chance it could be safety Tre Sullivan; the Eagles probably don't need five safeties on the roster. 

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