The Eagles officially placed wide receiver Jalen Reagor on the Injured Reserve list Wednesday. The first-round pick (No. 21 overall) suffered a ligament tear in his thumb early in the Week 2 game against the Rams, but battled through to finish with four catches for 41 yards. Reagor was inactive for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.
In his first two NFL games, Reagor caught five passes for 96 yards, including a 55-yarder in the season opener, in 100 offensive snaps. He also chipped in as a punt returner. Reagor showed immense promise with not only his ability to win as a vertical threat, but his toughness over the middle of the field.
Reagor will have to miss at least three more games starting with this Sunday's contest in San Francisco. The earliest he could return to action is the Week 7 Thursday night game against the Giants. However, it should be noted that Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed five games with a similar injury last season. Different positions, but still.
The Eagles activated fellow rookie wide receiver Quez Watkins' 21-day practice window on Tuesday. Watkins was on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury that he incurred in Training Camp. If Watkins is ready to go this Sunday, he could take the open roster spot vacated by Reagor.
Head Coach Doug Pederson said on Monday that the team would "ramp up" Alshon Jeffery's practice workload this week. Jeffery returned to practice last week for the first time since suffering a foot injury last December.