NFL Free Agency Rumors 2017: Eagles, Colts Chasing Bears' Alshon Jeffery?

NFL Free Agency Rumors 2017: Eagles, Colts Chasing Bears' Alshon Jeffery?

NFL Free Agency Rumors 2017: Eagles, Colts Chasing Bears' Alshon Jeffery?

The 27-year-old wide receiver mentioned teammates like Tracy Porter, Pernell McPhee, Charles Tillman and even Brandon Marshall by name, but interestingly enough, he didn't have anything to say about Jay Cutler, his quarterback for all five seasons.

There's no question that Jeffery is a Pro Bowl stud, who has had a couple of outstanding years, 89 catches for 1421 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2013.

Jeffery was the top free agent available on the NFL.com list of this season's top 101 free agents, so clearly the Eagles made receiver a priority this offseason. The Eagles will make the former Bears receiver earn his full $14 million payday.

The Eagles introduced Jeffery at a news conference on Friday, but he also released a statement to The Player's Tribune to express his thanks to the Bears and Chicago.

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"[Wentz] had a lot to do with it", Jeffery said.

Still, Jeffery was one of the most productive wideouts in Bears history with 13 career 100-yard receiving games.

The addition of Jeffery in particular should allow Wentz to throw the ball up the field rather than conservatively east to west, which is where a number of his passes were thrown last season.

Jeffery could also have sought a major pay increase comparable to the rest of the NFL's elite receivers. The deal is worth $14 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Since earning his first career Pro Bowl honors in 2013 - when he posted 89 receptions for 1,421 yards (16.0 yards per catch average) and seven touchdowns - Jeffery ranks ninth in the National Football League with 4,182 receiving yards. Jeffery will be joining an Eagles squad with a much better supporting cast and an upgrade at the quarterback position (not saying much I know). In 2014, Jeffery had six scores inside the 20-yard line. So that to me was more the thing (than the PED suspension).

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The deal was first reported as close by ESPN's Josina Anderson, and Jeffery confirmed his decision to sign a contract with the Eagles in a phone call with her.

As it sits now, Kevin White, Cameron Meredith and the newly signed Markus Wheaton are the top three receivers on the Bears' depth chart.

Jeffery enjoyed fast success during his tenure with the Bears.

Warmack was placed on injured reserve last September with a hand injury.

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