PHILADELPHIA – Eagle’s rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith has a sprained knee and is featured in the team’s injury report from week to week.
The Eagles do not express themselves very concerned about Smith and paint his absence from training as a precaution. Smith is expected back “sooner rather than later,” a source said, adding that he is not at risk of missing regular season games.
The injury came during Saturday night practice when Smith threw himself on the ground trying to catch a low pass from quarterback Jalen Hurts. Smith walked with a slight limp after being lifted off the ground by some teammates and was an observer for the remainder of the session.
Smith, the reigning Alabama Heisman Trophy winner, was voted 10th overall by the Eagles in the April draft. He is expected to be their primary recipient.
Jalen Reagor, the predicted No. 2 wideout, got off to a slow start to camp. He failed the team’s fitness test and was restricted at the beginning of the camp with a lower body load. Reagor, who has also dealt with the recent death of a close family friend, returned to team practice on Saturday.
Travis Fulgham is a top candidate to join the first team alongside Reagor and Greg Ward in Smith’s absence.