There was a lot of drama surrounding Jeffery and the team last year. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Alshon Jeffery and the Eagles could be headed for a parting of ways. Philadelphia is looking to move their star receiver, sources told Connor Hughes of The Athletic

Hughes adds that Jeffery “would welcome the change of scenery,” but the receiver’s rep quickly refuted that. Jeffery “loves being in the city of Philly and playing for the Eagles,” his agent Tory Dandy tweeted. As Hughes points out, Jeffery’s contract is currently a significant hurdle. If the Eagles hadn’t restructured his contract back in September, they would’ve been able to get out of his deal fairly easily, but now they’d be looking at a $26M cap hit if they wanted to cut him.

There was a lot of drama surrounding Jeffery and the team last year, as he was alleged to have been the source of critical comments about Carson Wentz that surfaced in the press. Sources confirmed to Hughes that Wentz and Jeffery “never saw eye-to-eye and their relationship was testy.” Thanks to the restructure, Jeffery is guaranteed a base salary of $11.5M for 2020.

Hughes thinks the Eagles will pursue a trade and that they will look to split some of the money owed to Jeffery. The South Carolina product just turned 30 and is coming off Lisfranc surgery that could sideline him for most of training camp, so Hughes understandably thinks it will be hard to find a trade partner. Many seem to expect that the Eagles will eat the $26M and cut Jeffery if they have to.

If that happens and Jeffery becomes a free agent, Hughes writes that it “shouldn’t take long before the Jets make a call.” Because of offset language in his contract, any team will be able to sign Jeffery for the league minimum should he reach the open market. Hughes notes that he has plenty of ties to the Jets’ current regime, as New York’s GM Joe Douglas spent time with him in Philly and Adam Gase coached him in Chicago. We should know a lot more about Jeffery’s situation and where he’ll be playing in 2020, soon.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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1990-1995
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1991
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1991
Kenny Jackson
1993
Victor Bailey
1993
James Lofton
1995
Rob Carpenter
1995
Art Monk
1996-1998
Irving Fryar
1996-1997
Chris Jones
1997-1998
Freddie Solomon
1997
Michael Timpson
1998
Jeff Graham
1999-2001
Na Brown
1999-2000
Charles Johnson
1999-2000
Torrance Small
2000-2004
Todd Pinkston
2001-2003
James Thrash
2002
Antonio Freeman
2003-2004
Freddie Mitchell
2004-2005
Terrell Owens
2005-2009
Reggie Brown
2005-2008
Greg Lewis
2006-2010
Hank Baskett
2006
Donte Stallworth
2007-2013
Jason Avant
2007-2009
Kevin Curtis
2008-2013
DeSean Jackson
2009-2014
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2010-2015
Riley Cooper
2011
Steve Smith
2012-2013
Damaris Johnson
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2015-2019
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2015-2016
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2016
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2016
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2017
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2018
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2019
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2019
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2019
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2019
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