The Philadelphia Eagles were down to the fourth-string wide receiver during the stretch run of the 2019 season. With a need at the position, the team used its first-round pick this past April on TCU wideout Jalen Reagor.
However, the Philly faithful will have to wait at least a few more weeks to see Reagor in action, as the wideout suffered a torn labrum during Sunday's practice. While the injury is minor and will not require surgery, Reagor is expected to be out for nearly a month, meaning he will be on the sidelines when the Eagles face Washington in Week 1.
Throughout the first few weeks of the Eagles' truncated training camp, Reagor had been a stud in the Philadelphia offense. According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it would have been a "shock" if Reagor didn't have a major role in the offense to begin the season.
Reagor's injury came on the same day that quarterback Carson Wentz did not practice due to a soft tissue injury. Wentz remains day-to-day, but will not practice much this week, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. While it's hard to imagine Wentz not suiting up on Sept. 13, it's something to monitor for both Eagles and Washington fans.
With Reagor on the sidelines, Philadelphia will likely start second-year pro J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and veteran DeSean Jackson out wide against Washington. Alshon Jeffery remains on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with a Lisfranc injury.
In his return to Philadelphia last season, Jackson caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia's Week 1 victory over Washington last season. That can't happen again this year if the Burgundy and Gold hope to upset the reigning NFC East Champs come Sept. 13.