Eagles’ Nelson Agholor inactive against Packers, Paul Turner promoted

01 September 2016: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor (17) warms up before the Preseason National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)
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Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Nelson Agholor has been ruled as inactive for Monday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers with practice squad wide receiver Paul Turner being activated in his place. Agholor was held without a reception on three targets last weekend against the Seattle Seahawks.

In his second season, Agholor has hauled in 27 receptions for 264 yards and one touchdown in the 10 games he has appeared in, having started nine. His lone touchdown came Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns as did his season-high of four catches in a single game.

Last season, he appeared in 13 games as a rookie, catching 23 passes for 283 yards and one touchdown in the up-tempo offense under former Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly. It was just 18 months ago that he was selected with the 20th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft out of USC, where he was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in his junior season.

An undrafted free agent, Turner has been activated ahead of Monday’s game against Green Bay while taking Agholor’s spot on the roster. There was not much more he could have done to earn a roster spot during the preseason, leading the NFL in catches, but still being released ahead of the start of the regular season. Turner played just two seasons at Louisiana Tech, ripping off nearly 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns in his 23 games with the Bulldogs.

The Eagles will dress only four wide receivers for the game while Turner will immediately be thrown into the fire on national television in a game that Philadelphia will need to keep themselves in the NFC playoff push.

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