The Eagles designated Jackson (back) to return from injured reserve Wednesday.

Philadelphia will have a 21-day period to evaluate Jackson for a return to the active roster, but if he's reinstated during that stretch, he'll remain on IR for the rest of the season. Assuming he responds well to practices over the next few days, the 6-foot-7 Jackson could be activated ahead of Sunday's game in Las Vegas, where he would join Jack Stoll as backup options behind No. 1 tight end Dallas Goedert (illness), who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list but should be ready to go by the weekend. Jackson has been sidelined since suffering a fractured bone in his back in a mid-August practice.

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