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Nelson Agholor will not play for Eagles vs. Packers

The Philadelphia Eagles are pressing pause on Nelson Agholor.

The second-year wideout was inactive for Monday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

With Agholor out of the mix, Jordan Matthews saw increased snaps outside across from Dorial Green-Beckham and deep-option Bryce Treggs. Undrafted rookie Paul Turner saw time in the slot for an Eagles squad that typically dresses just four receivers per game.

Agholor has struggled in recent weeks, catching two balls for seven yards in a Week 10 win over the Falcons before going without a grab in last week's loss to the Seahawks. His troubles against Seattle prompted the No. 20 overall pick from 2015 to even meet with the team's sports psychologists prior to Thanksgiving.

After the Eagles' loss, coach Doug Pederson explained why he decided to bench Agholor for the game.

"It came to really letting him just see the game with calmer eyes," Pederson said. "Letting him see with a different perspective on the game. He handled it really well. I was going back and forth with it all week."

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported last week that there was a "real" chance Agholor could sit against the Packers. Pederson echoed that Wednesday, saying the pass-catcher needed a "big week" of practice to keep his role.

Whatever Agholor showed the Eagles -- it clearly wasn't enough for him to play Monday.

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