EAGLES SIGN ALSHON JEFFERY TO FOUR-YEAR EXTENSION
The Philadelphia Eagles signed WR Alshon Jeffery to a four-year contract extension through 2021.
Signed by the Eagles as a free agent on March 10, 2017, Jeffery is currently tied for fifth in the NFL with seven receiving touchdowns this season and has caught at least one touchdown in each of his last four games. The 27-year-old also ranks second on the team in receptions (43) and receiving yards (619) and leads Philadelphia in yards per reception (14.4) (min. 20 receptions).
Originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (45th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, Jeffery has produced 347 receptions for 5,168 yards (14.9 avg.) and 33 touchdowns in 74 career games. The 2014 Pro Bowl wideout ranks eighth in the NFL with 4,801 receiving yards since 2013.
Philadelphia Eagles statement:
“Alshon has been a tremendous addition to this organization on and off the field. We place a priority on making sure we are able to build the team around quality players like Alshon who embrace this team and this city the way he has. We are excited about his future here.”
Alshon Jeffery statement:
“First of all I just want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization. Like I said the other day, I love it here. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to play for this organization and for these fans. Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and now I’m looking forward to being here for a long time. We have a great group here and I’m excited to be a part of it.”