Arcega-Whiteside played just two snaps in Sunday's win against the Jets and didn't draw a target.
Arcega-Whiteside had some chances to carve out a regular role in the passing game earlier this season but could not take advantage. With Alshon Jeffery healthy again and DeSean Jackson (abdomen) also on the mend, Arcega-Whiteside looks to be no better than Philadelphia's No. 4 receiver heading into Sunday's game in Minnesota.
Arcega-Whiteside played just six snaps in Thursday's 34-27 win over the Packers.
Arcega-Whiteside did not see a target in the game, as Alshon Jeffery's return bumped the rookie back to the bench. Mack Hollins served as the clear third receiver, seeing 40 snaps. The Stanford product's chances of seeing the field are likely to be reduced even further with DeSean Jackson (abdomen) working his way back.
Arcega-Whiteside is expected to return to a reserve role for Thursday's game against the Packers, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Alshon Jeffery (calf) is on track to return from a one-game absence, rejoining Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins as the regular trio in three-receiver formations. Arcega-Whiteside failed to take advantage of regular playing time the past two weeks, catching two of seven targets for 14 yards.
Arcega-Whiteside (heel) was a listed as a full participant Tuesday in the Eagles' walk-through practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The wideout was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated report due to the heel injury, but his upgrade to full participation a day later implies there's no real concern about his availability for Thursday's game against Green Bay. With Alshon Jeffery (calf) trending toward a return from a one-game absence, Arcega-Whiteside could be in line for a role reduction after playing 72 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 3 loss to Detroit.
Arcega-Whiteside (heel) was listed as a non-participant in Monday's practice estimation.
The Eagles didn't hold a formal practice Monday, so what Arcega-Whiteside does Tuesday will be telling with regard to his status for Thursday's game against Green Bay. The rookie second-round pick caught one of three targets in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Arcega-Whiteside likely will start Sunday's game versus the Lions with both Alshon Jeffery (calf) and DeSean Jackson (abdomen) inactive.
Arcega-Whiteside took over for Jeffery upon his Week 2 departure. While he racked up a whopping 75 of the Eagles' 81 snaps on offense, Arcega-Whiteside managed just one reception (on four targets) for four yards. With Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor on hand to scoop up the vast majority of Carson Wentz's passes, Arcega-Whiteside may need to hit on the outside or in the red zone to make much of an impact.
Arcega-Whiteside played 75 snaps in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Falcons.
The spike in playing time was a direct result of the Eagles' top two receivers being forced out with leg injuries. Unfortunately for the rookie, it didn't translate to production, as he brought in only one of his four targets for four yards in the contest while Mack Hollins went for five catches for 50 yards on eight targets. If Alshon Jeffery (calf) or DeSean Jackson (groin) is forced to miss time, the Stanford product would likely be in line for increased snaps once again Week 3 at home against the Lions, but at least for now, he seems to be behind Hollins on Carson Wentz's personal depth chart.
Arcega-Whiteside played just five snaps on offense in Sunday's 32-27 win over Washington.
Arcega-Whiteside did not see a target despite coach Doug Pederson's assertions earlier in the week that the rookie second-round pick would be involved in the offense. Instead, the Stanford product's greatest "contribution" was a holding penalty away from the ball that cost Miles Sanders a 21-yard touchdown in the game's final quarter. The 22-year-old will look to make up for that gaffe and create a larger role for himself Week 2 at Atlanta.
Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Wednesday that Arcega-Whiteside has earned an early season role in the Eagles' offense, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
Arcega-Whiteside heads into the regular season as the youngest member of a crowded receiver room housing Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson (finger) and Nelson Agholor. The veterans currently command the top three spots on the depth chart, but Pederson's comments suggest Arcega-Whiteside may see more prominent usage than a typical No. 4 wideout. The rookie second-round pick impressed in the preseason with 12 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown, and his 6-foot-2, 225-pound frame and jump-ball skills could quickly make him Carson Wentz's favorite red-zone weapon.
Arcega-Whiteside likely will see more work than most No. 4 wide receivers, as well as red-zone looks, Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Arcega-Whiteside has opened eyes this preseason, leading the team with 12 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown so far. The rookie has shown he knows how to use his 6-foot-2 frame in the red zone and will be employed as a weapon there. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson missed seven games combined last year, so there is a good chance the Stanford product will make a few starts throughout the season as well.
Arcega-Whiteside caught eight of nine targets for 104 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 26-15 preseason loss to the Ravens.
Arcega-Whiteside was dominant in this one, showing off the skills that prompted Philadelphia to select him in the second round of the 2019 draft. The rookie showed great chemistry with Josh McCown, and the pair linked up for a 20-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Eagles fans and fantasy coaches alike must be salivating at the thought of Arcega-Whiteside working with Carson Wentz after seeing this performance. Out of the gate this season, Arcega-Whiteside figures to work behind Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and DeSean Jackson, but that's an arrangement that could put him an injury away from a fantasy-worthy role.
Arcega-Whiteside caught two of four targets for 23 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Titans.
The rookie lined up with the first-team offense as Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson got the night off, and his 12-yard grab in the first quarter kicked off the Eagles' first of two scoring drives on the night. Arcega-Whiteside didn't put together a dazzling preseason debut, but he still has a chance to carve out a role in the regular season as a big, physical target for Carson Wentz.
Arcega-Whiteside dominated red-zone drills during the Eagles' offseason program, according to Mike Kaye of NJ.com.
At 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, the second-round pick is coming off a senior season with 14 of Stanford's 29 touchdown receptions, including a slew of contested catches in the red zone. Far from a one-year wonder, Arcega-Whiteside also hit paydirt nine times in 2017 for a run-heavy Cardinal offense that threw for just 23 scores. He now faces a difficult path to regular snaps in Philadelphia, where Alshon Jeffery (ribs), DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor (lower body) will form the regular grouping in three-wide formations. Arcega-Whiteside's best chance at an immediate role entails the red zone, an area that's accounted for just 12 of Jackson's 53 career touchdown catches.
The Eagles selected Arcega-Whiteside in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 57th overall.
Arcega-Whiteside (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) is a big wideout with a rich skill set and the ability to play both the slot and outside at a high level. While he lacks standout athleticism (4.49-second 40), Arcega-Whiteside's route running and ball skills are off the charts, showing an innate ability to set himself in an advantageous position and winning the vast majority of jump-ball situations. Arcega-Whiteside's box-out ability in the end zone is about the closest that you get to a pro wrestling-style finishing move in football. At Stanford, it seemed to surface so frequently it felt almost scripted, and his college stats seem to bear that out (28 touchdowns on 135 career catches). It's a deep pass-catching corps in Philadelphia, so JJAW is more of a long-term asset than an immediate one, but he's not the kind of guy you want to bet against.
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