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Doug Pederson expects Alshon Jeffery to play vs. Packers

Head coach Doug Pederson said, "Yeah, I expect him to play," when asked Wednesday morning about the status of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery against the Packers. Jeffery indeed is ready to go as he was not listed on the Game Status report released by the team Wednesday afternoon.

"He took part in everything this week. He feels good, so I expect him to go," Pederson said. "It gives our offense a lift from the standpoint of a veteran player, a guy that Carson (Wentz) knows, understands. He's a good player."

Jeffery exited the Week 2 game in Atlanta and missed all of last Sunday's game against the Lions with a calf strain.

Pederson added that he gameplanned for Thursday night expecting Jeffery to be available, which is another positive sign. Last week, tight end Dallas Goedert (calf) was a game-time decision against the Lions. The coaches didn't think Goedert would be able to play, so his role in the game plan was limited. Goedert will be good to handle a full workload against the Packers.

Cornerback Ronald Darby, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and defensive tackle Tim Jernigan will be out for the Eagles-Packers matchup on Thursday Night Football. Running back Corey Clement is listed as questionable for the game. Everyone else will be available, including linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), who is set to make his season debut.

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