It’s only fitting that Jalen Reagor will join Justin Jefferson on the Minnesota Vikings.
The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly trading their first-round pick, taken 21st overall in the initial round in 2020, to the Vikings, where he’ll team with Jefferson, who was simply taken one pick after Reagor.
Both wide receivers have since had divergent NFL careers. Reagor never came near matching Jefferson as Jefferson has set an NFL record for receiving yards in the initial two seasons of an NFL career, with 3,016 yards. Reagor has already established only 695 in two seasons.
The Eagles are receiving Minnesota’s seventh-round pick in 2023 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2024.
On Tuesday, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Reagor was still on the team because he previously a solid preseason. Nonetheless it was clear that Reagor had fallen down the depth chart behind A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Quez Watkins, who was simply used the sixth round in 2020.
“I believe once you look at Jalen, among the things that among our scouts thought to me today is he was among the only guys that practiced each day,” Roseman said. “The guy brought it each day. He done his craft. He previously an excellent attitude, great energy. Obviously, he’s a talented guy. He’s 23 yrs . old.
“We will do whatever we think is in the very best interest of the team, and we felt like there is no doubt inside our mind he deserved a job with this team.”
Now he’s on the Vikings. The Eagles will dsicover Reagor in Week 2, once the Vikings play the Eagles on Monday night, Sept. 19, at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Eagles claim QB Ian Book from Saints
The Eagles claimed former SAINTS quarterback Ian Book off waivers Tuesday. Book was the Saints’ fourth-round pick in 2021 out of Notre Dame. He started one game last season following the Saints’ QB room was decimated by injuries. It didn’t go well in a loss to the Dolphins.
Book completed 12 of 20 passes for 135 yards. He threw 2 interceptions and was sacked 8 times.
Book continues on the Eagles’ 53-man roster, providing them with three quarterbacks.
In other moves Tuesday:
- Two Eagles players were claimed off waivers:CB Josh Blackwell by the Bears, and OG/C Jack Anderson by the Giants.
- NFL Network is reporting that WR Devon Allen will sign to the Eagles’ practice squad. Allen competed in two Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles. He caught a 55-yard TD pass contrary to the Browns in the preseason.
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