Two days into the field at the opening of the 2018 season against the Atlanta Falcons, the Philadelphia Eagles brought back wide receiver Markus Wheaton. The hiring was reported on Tuesday (4).
In addition to closing with the wideout, the current Super Bowl champion placed tight end Richard Rodgers on the injured reserve.
Rodgers was going to be the team’s third tight end this year, right after Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. However, he suffered a knee injury and missed the last few weeks of activities.
Wheaton originally signed with the Eagles in May, but he was waived in the final cuts to reduce the casts to 53 players last Saturday (1).
The return of the wide receiver brings an important option for the position, since the team will be without Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) in the game of this fifth. Watch your favorite Philadelphia Eagles live stream free football match from here.
Wide receiver Mack Hollins, currently in his second year in the NFL, was also ruled out for the opening game by coach Doug Pederson. WR is dealing with a groin injury and did not train last Monday.
Wheaton has 110 career receptions so far for 1,559 yards and eight touchdowns in five seasons, split between Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears
With Rodgers on injured reserve, tight end Josh Perkins gains space in the TEs group.