PHILADELPHIA – Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor is set to miss three to four weeks with a small tear to his shoulder, a league source has confirmed.
The injury does not require surgery, the source added, although Reagor is seeking a second opinion.
He was injured in Sunday’s scrum at Lincoln Financial Field, which marked the end of training camp. Reagor’s left arm was extended backwards as he attempted to tackle the safety of Will Parks after an interception. He was taken inside after being examined by sports coaches on the sideline and then underwent an MRI, which revealed the small tear.
Reagor, the Eagles’ first-round pick in the April NFL Draft, has been a bright spot in camp, playing as the first-team offensive catcher while reinforcing his role as a punt returner. the team. It looked like coach Doug Pederson was going to give him a big role right out of the chute.
With Reagor sidelined, sophomore JJ Arcega-Whiteside will likely get the bulk of the away reps in front of DeSean Jackson, with Greg Ward in the job. His fellow rookie John Hightower was also a standout at the camp and could find a role in the offensive.
Alshon Jeffery is currently on the list of those physically unable to perform rehabilitation after Lisfranc’s surgery, but Pederson has expressed optimism about the veteran catcher, saying recently that he has resumed his running in recent times and that the Eagles are “hoping to do that. get him out with the team soon.”