Alshon Jeffery could be a member of the Philadelphia Eagles by the end of the day. The former Chicago Bears wide receiver has been talked about quite often during the lead up to the official free agent period which starts today. Most recent reports say Jeffery has all but made a decision on where he wants to end up, and it appears to be in Philly.

The Eagles have been talking to almost any wide receiver out there this offseason in an attempt to boost their roster. Last year, then-rookie quarterback Carson Wentz had a decent season but clearly struggled down the stretch without top of the line pass catchers on the roster.

Could join new teammate Torrey Smith

If Jeffery does decide to sign with the Eagles, he would be the second free agent receiver to join the team this week. Earlier on Thursday reports began circulating former 49ers player Torrey Smith was talking about a contract with Philadelphia. It turns out he did indeed sign with the team just hours later.

It was widely understood that Smith wasn't the kind of player that would entirely fill the need of the Eagles and that the team would likely be trying to go after a pass catcher that was considered more of a go-to type guy. Jeffery fits that bill, despite what has to be considered a down year in 2016 where he hauled down just 52 passes for three touchdowns.

The former Bear was suspended for four games and also had some pretty bad quarterbacks throwing him the ball last year.

Philadelphia Eagles dropping out of the Kenny Britt sweepstakes?

If Alshon Jeffery is indeed leaning towards the Eagles as Josina Anderson of ESPN has claimed, it would seem Philadelphia is probably done going after free agent wide receivers.

That would mean Kenny Britt is likely heading to another team. Some reports linked the former Los Angeles Ram to the Dallas Cowboys, though nothing has been confirmed as of this writing.

For his part, Jeffery has claimed he wanted to go to a team that could compete for a championship. The Philadelphia Eagles are not there yet, but upgrading their receiver corps would certainly be a step in the right direction.

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