Eagles, Jeffery agree to four-year extension

Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery to a four-year extension

The receiver, who had been drafted by the Bears and spent his first five seasons in the Windy City, will be paid a guaranteed $27 million with the contract. 1 receiver, requiring attention from defenses that's helping the other offensive weapons.

"First of all I just want to thank (owner) Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization", Jeffrey said in a statement.

To start, the deal is going to have a huge impact on what the Eagles can do this offseason in terms of adding players to their roster. Jeffery ranks 16th in the National Football League in receiving yards and is tied for fifth in touchdowns. "I think that was the best opportunity for me". "We are excited about his future here". Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and now I'm looking forward to being here for a long time. That includes high-profile players such as Wentz, Jeffery, Ertz, Fletcher Cox, Lane Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Brandon Brooks, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Jason Kelce, and Sidney Jones.

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Philadelphia's willingness to take care of Jeffery, who risked playing on one-year "Prove-It" contract, as well as Jernigan - who came to the team via trade near the end of his rookie deal - sends a strong signal to future free agents.

The ability to convince top-tier talent to sign affordable, short-term deals will be even more important once the Eagles have to budget for the cost of an elite franchise quarterback - as they will sometime around 2020.

"Alshon has been a tremendous addition to this organization on and off the field", the Eagles said in a statement.

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