Doug Pederson says Eagles won't get Alshon Jeffery back this week due to illness

PHILADELPHIA — Originally, the Eagles were targeting Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh for the return of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery from a foot injury that caused him to undergo surgery last December. But Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday that an undisclosed illness — which Pederson said is not COVID-19 — has kept Jeffery from getting in the full week of practice the team thinks is necessary for Jeffery to appear in a game, so he will not be active against the Steelers.Pederson said the Eagles are trying to get DeSean Jackson (hamstring) through Friday’s practice before determining if he will…

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