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Eagles to release ex-Pro Bowl WR Alshon Jeffery after four seasons

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) caught 171 passes for 2,237 yards and 20 touchdowns during his four seasons in Philadelphia. File Photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) caught 171 passes for 2,237 yards and 20 touchdowns during his four seasons in Philadelphia. File Photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are releasing former Pro Bowl wide receiver Alshon Jeffery after four seasons.

League sources told NFL Media and The Athletic that Philadelphia will part ways with Jeffery when the new league year begins in March. Jeffery's pending departure follows fellow wideout DeSean Jackson's release, which became official Monday.

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The 31-year-old Jeffery caught 171 passes for 2,237 yards and 20 touchdowns during his four seasons in Philadelphia. He won a Super Bowl in his first year with the Eagles after leaving the Chicago Bears.

The Bears selected Jeffery in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of South Carolina. In five seasons (2012-16) with the Bears, he recorded 304 catches for 4,549 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Jeffery, a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, signed a one-year, $14 million contract with the Eagles in March 2017. He notched 57 receptions for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the team, but the veteran wideout struggled to stay healthy for the remainder of his tenure in Philadelphia.

In 109 career games with the Bears and Eagles, Jeffery racked up 475 receptions for 6,786 yards and 46 touchdowns.

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