Doug Pederson. (Jeff Fusco)
Reports on Monday indicated the Eagles were interested in trading for 49ers receiver Torrey Smith and possibly Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery, but Doug Pederson denied that Wednesday morning during his press conference.
“There’s no legitimacy to that,” Pederson said, “and I’m thrilled with the guys we have and going to work with them every day.” Read more »
Alshon Jeffery. (USA Today Sports)
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Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are getting the most attention heading into Sunday Night’s matchup between the Eagles and Bears. Given the talent of that receiver duo and the way the Eagles’ secondary performed in Minnesota last week, it’s certainly understandable.
But it’s clear Billy Davis‘ concerns do not stop there.
“Chicago might be one of the most talented offenses we face,” he said. “Top five in scoring. Big, physical Pro Bowl receivers, two of them. They have a tight end [Martellus Bennett] who is a big, athletic passing tight end. The running back [Matt Forte] is as rounded as any running back we’ve faced. His pass protection is great. He runs the ball well. He catches out of the backfield well.
“The offensive line is young on one side, but it’s getting better and better as we go. The quarterback [Jay Cutler] can make all the throws. You can tell he understands this offense because his eyes are downfield and he’s getting the ball where it needs to be. This is overall our biggest test.”
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