Cut Sirianni not obsessed on Jalen Reagor failing conditioning test, needs Eagles WR to be mentally ready.
Jalen Reagor has high expectations heading into his 2d NFL season. The Philadelphia Eagles extensive receiver is already within the abet of the eight ball before all the things of camp, failing his conditioning test conducted sooner than the originate of the main notice.
There was once a purpose the 22-year-feeble Reagor failed the test. Reagor has been facing a most modern assassinate of a chum (as Inquirer.com beat author Jeff McLane reported), which the Eagles factor in affected his readiness for the originate of camp.
“We obviously need all our guys on the market every single day. Jalen needed to battle thru some things that I cannot even factor in going thru that he needed to tackle, so I do know that mentally, he has to build up himself in a residing,” Eagles coach Cut Sirianni told journalists sooner than the originate of Saturday’s coaching camp notice. “So, I’m not concerned.”
Reagor was once a shock itemizing on the damage file the main day of notice. The Eagles labeled it as “decrease physique tightness,” which they’ve been easing him abet into the notice routine.
“He’s been getting himself abet ready to switch these final couple days,” Sirianni acknowledged. “He’s got some tightness in his physique, which capacity that we’re conserving him abet. As soon as more, any time – we correct factor in that in notice so indispensable, that that is where you improve as a player.
“So, any time a player misses, needless to claim we’re not going to need that nevertheless no difficulty because he’s heading within the correct route to be ready.”
The Eagles grasp their first elephantine-padded notice Tuesday, the main test for Reagor to showcase what he can quit in a brand new offense. Philadelphia is relying on Reagor to emerge as the No. 2 likelihood at extensive receiver, hoping he can turn into a viable counterpart to DeVonta Smith and excel within the slot.
There is an excellent deal of strain on Reagor to salvage a extensive receiver group that hasn’t had a excellent first week of notice (outside of Smith), exhibiting indicators the unit hasn’t an excellent deal improved from final season. The first boom of switch is to build up Reagor’s thoughts lovely — helping him out as he’s going thru a complex time in his life.
“Splendid being there for him,” Sirianni acknowledged. “If we’re going to tell the very first core price is connecting and then don’t appear to be there for gamers in a time of need, then we’re elephantine of it. And so it be correct being there for him, and likewise you perceive, having the of us in residing within the constructing to abet him address the relaxation that he’s going thru. So that you just would perchance perchance grasp gotten mavens that quit that, lovely, that can focus on over with him if need be and then you definately correct grasp coaches that admire him that are there to chat to him, too.
“I have confidence you see, too, the gamers, you see that right here’s a tight-knit group of gamers, as properly. So there may perchance be an excellent deal of guys for him to be ready to chat to, again, mavens, coaches and his teammates.”