Posted August 12, 2017 at 05:41 AM | Updated August 12, 2017 at 05:42 AM
By Matt Lombardo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The Eagles trade of Jordan Matthews to the Buffalo Bills Friday in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby has the chance to dramatically change the team’s wide receiver picture, and crack open the door for some players currently on the bubble to solidify a spot on the 53-man roster.
Who will start on the outside? Is the slot receiver position now Nelson Agholor’s to lose?
Here’s a look at how trading Matthews could shake up the wide receiver position:
WHO STARTS ON THE OUTSIDE?
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Nothing changes for Alshon Jeffery.
Even before Matthews was traded, Jeffery was projected to be this team’s No. 1 wide receiver, and that certainly remains the case following Friday’s deal.
However, Matthews’ departure could easily lead to Jeffery seeing even more targets from quarterback Carson Wentz this season which places a bit of a premium on these two getting on the field together at some point during the preseason to build on the chemistry that seemed to be budding during this spring’s OTA and minicamp practices.
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