NFL News: Why Eagles Benched Nelson Agholor During Game With Packers Despite Practice Effort?

By Fay Morgan, Posted: 11/29/16 05:00AM EST

The Philadelphia Eagles faced the Green Bay packers last night at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was noticeable that they played without wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

Nelson Agholor had a tough week. There have been speculations that the Eagles are putting him on the bench because of his lack of performance but Agholor took the news in a positive way.

He has worked hard last week to prove that he deserves to play on Monday. CSN Philly reported that Agholor took the statement as a challenge saying "He gave me an opportunity to get better by putting me in this situation."

He added, "And what's in front of me right now is an opportunity to show mental toughness, to show resiliency, to show an opportunity to prepare the right way and be there. He put me in a situation where I have to react. And my plan is to react the right way."

The wide receiver said that he will accept the decision that Coach Doug Pederson will make and will not plead his case saying, "I think practice does that, just feeling free."

He continued, "He'll know. Body language will show that I'm free and I'm prepared. And at the end of the day, regardless of body language, I have to really feel it inside. I'm getting there and I'm going to continue to get that way."

However, the decision has been made and it was announced that Agholor was benched during the game against the Packers. This is the first time this season that the player will be sitting down on a game.

According to, The Eagles want to give him time to get his mind right, and they have former practice squad receiver Paul Turner active for the first time this season. Rookie Bryce Treggs will start in Agholor's place. It seems like Agholor needs more time to practice in order to get back in the field.

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