Report: Eagles still shopping WR Jalen Reagor
It’s no secret that Eagles WR Jalen Reagor hasn’t lived up to expectations since entering the league two years ago.
With just 299 yards receiving last season, Reagor could very well be on his way to a new team. Last May, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Eagles are still looking for trade partners for the former first-round pick.
“Reagor was the subject of some speculation and trade cause; there was some conversation going on between the draft. I kind of wondered if one of those receiver-needy teams — maybe the Chiefs, maybe the Packers — would make a run at Jalen Reagor. In the end, it just wasn’t enough compensation.
I think the main problem the Eagles have with Reagor is he still could be good. We’ve seen teams like the Rams, for instance, win the Super Bowl with four receivers. They [the Eagles] may still need him; we’ll see if he ends up sticking.“
Philadelphia had trade talks with Baltimore during the draft involving Reagor and safety Chuck Clark, but ultimately the Eagles didn’t attach enough assets to make any packages worthwhile.
During the Eagles’ exit interview in January, Sirianni stated that they want more production from Reagor but the team still likes him as part of the offense moving forward:
“As we head into year three, we expected more from Jalen [Reagor] at this point. We had a chance to sit down with him after the season and had an honest conversation about the things that he needs to develop and the things that we can help him develop to continue his growth.
We want more production from Jalen Reagor, and he has all the talent to do so. I like him in that number three spot right now, to be able to make plays, because he has skill. He has talent. It’s just our jobs as coaches to get that skill and talent out of him.”
With DeVonta Smith, AJ Brown, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal poised to be at the top of the rotation, Reagor appears to be the odd man out.
We’ve seen glimpses of what the TCU standout can do with the ball in his hands; he just has to tie it all together. The kid has been through a lot recently, losing a childhood friend last spring and mourning the death of college teammate Jeff Gladney just a few months ago.
At just 23 years of age, Reagor still has time to unlock his potential in the NFL if he can get right mentally. A mutual split seems imminent for both sides.
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