The Philadelphia Eagles put rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor on injured reserve Wednesday, a week after he underwent surgery on his thumb.
The Eagles opted against putting Reagor on IR last week ahead of their game against the Cincinnati Bengals but elected to open up a roster spot this week heading into their Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles are 0-2-1.
Reagor will have to miss at least three weeks, making Week 7 his earliest return, though he could reportedly be out until Week 10. The team's first-round pick out of TCU suffered a ligament tear Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Eagles are battered at the position with Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson ailing. Jeffery has yet to play but returned to practice last week. Coach Doug Pederson vowed to "ramp up" Jeffery's workload this week. Jackson played against the Bengals but has a minor hamstring strain.
The Eagles activated rookie wide receiver Quez Watkins' 21-day practice window on Tuesday. Watkins was on IR after suffering an injury during training camp. If Watkins is ready to go this Sunday, he could take the open roster spot vacated by Reagor.
Wideout Greg Ward was the Eagles' leading receiver in Week 3 with eight catches for 72 yards and a touchdown.
The Eagles also placed tight end Dallas Goedert on IR earlier this week with a fractured ankle.
Reagor caught five passes for 96 yards in his first two games.
--Field Level Media