Eagles Wide Receiver Problems
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
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Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet
PHILADELPHIA PA--The NFL trade deadline had plenty of rumors swirling, yet no big names were traded. Torrey Smith is still wearing a 49ers uniform, Alshon Jeffrey is still in Chicago and Brandon Marshall is still with the Jets.
Worst of all Nelson Agholor is still Philadelphia’s No. 2 wide receiver. To make matters even worse Josh Huff was arrested on Tuesday.
Not only did the Eagles not make any moves for those names, but Huff is looking at a suspension or even worse. So the Eagles wide receiving core has actually gotten worse.
Now that there’s no more trades allowed in the league the Eagles might have to turn to free agency. The best available is James Jones, who was cut in the pre-season.
Howie Roseman could try and give Reuben Randle or Chris Givens another shot. Former Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens, who will turn 43 in December, has said he could help the Eagles wide receiving problem.
Owens has 0% chance of being signed by the Eagles or any team, but knowing TO, he was dead serious about coming back to the “City of brotherly love.”
The Eagles only chance at fixing this problem is by looking at their practice squad and promoting a couple guys. Paul Turner won the fans hearts over the summer, because he caught every ball thrown his way unlike the guys on this team now.
The Eagles dropped passes were a big deal last season and remain a big problem for this season. Agholor has flipped out on the media for being questioned about the problem.
Agholor is a bust and hasn’t done a thing for this team in his two seasons. He has dropped several passes and a couple of which that could’ve been game-changing.
Jordan Matthews, the No. 1, is struggling with catching as well, but he seems to be the guy who can come up big for the Eagles. He has no problem going across the middle and making a big time 3rd-down catch.
Dorial Green-Beckham has yet to do much for the Eagles since acquiring him. He is also falling in line of being looked at as a guy who can’t catch. He’s dropped passes at times that could’ve been key to the game.
The Eagles don’t have a guy like Jason Avant who would catch anything and everything, but instead they’re going to have to make it through the season with what they have and hope for the best.
After the season, they’ll need to go out and sign a WR and/or draft one or two. Carson Wentz needs a down field threat. As of right now, defenses don’t have to worry about the deep ball when they play the Eagles.