Alshon Jeffery makes immediate impact in return for Philadelphia Eagles

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Alshon Jeffery wasted little time making an impact on offense for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.

When looking at how desperate the Philadelphia Eagles had been at the wide receiver position throughout the month of September, words can’t even describe how excited the defending champions were to see Alshon Jeffery finally cleared to return.

Shortly after winning the Super Bowl, it was revealed that Jeffery had played the entire season with a torn rotator cuff, and even though there was a chance the Eagles wideout would be ready to go for Week 1 after surgery, his recovery process took a little longer, which was fine.

The last thing Philadelphia wanted to see happen was Jeffery rush himself to return too soon, and risk making the injury worse, which luckily wasn’t the case. And even though there was a bit of a scare leading up to Sunday’s game that Jeffery would miss Sunday’s contest against the Tennessee Titans over a virus, the Eagles top receiver would suit up.

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While there were some concerns over whether Jeffery would look rusty in his first game back for Philadelphia, those concerns were quickly thrown out the window when seeing how quick of an impact he made in the passing game.

Unfortunately though, the eight catches for 105 yards with a touchdown from Jeffery weren’t good enough for the Eagles to pull through with the victory after the team ended up on the 26-23 losing end in overtime to the Titans.

Jeffery did everything in his power to make the necessary contributions on offense for Philadelphia, but when seeing the missed opportunities to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns along with poor play by the defense, this loss was tough to accept.

Coming through on the winning end over Tennessee would have been the perfect ending for Jeffery’s return, but at least the Eagles saw enough from their wideout to know they’ll be in better shape at the position moving forward.

Jeffery was a key factor towards the team’s Super Bowl run last year, and if Sunday was any indication of what to expect moving forward, Carson Wentz and the rest of the passing game are going to be in much better shape than the first three games.

Of course, Jeffery alone won’t solve all of the problems for the Eagles on offense at wide receiver since the team could still use additional help from others since the loss of Mike Wallace removed a reliable deep threat.

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For now though, Philadelphia should just be thrilled over the fact that Jeffery is back, and as tough as it was to lose to Tennessee, at least having the receiver back in the lineup can be viewed as a win.