Head coach Doug Pederson said Friday morning that Jackson (abdomen) won't play Sunday against the Lions, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
It was reported earlier in the week that Jackson was expected to miss a couple games because of his abdominal injury, and Pederson confirmed Friday that Jackson will miss at least the Eagles' Week 3 contest. Philadelphia will play Thursday night in Week 4, which won't give Jackson much additional time to recover, and could lead to him missing that second game as anticipated. With Jackson out this week, and Alshon Jeffery (calf) questionable, the trio of Nelson Agholor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins could all see extra snaps, as they did in Week 2.
Jackson (abdomen) didn't attend practice Thursday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The absence marks Jackson's second consecutive, which isn't a shock because of his expected two-game absence due to an abdominal strain. The Eagles' receiving corps was ravaged Week 2 in Atlanta, with all of Jackson, Alshon Jeffery (calf) and tight end Dallas Goedert (calf) missing most or all of that contest. As a result, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor, rookie J.J. Arcega Whiteside and Mack Hollins seem destined to be Carson Wentz's top options in the passing attack Sunday against the Lions.
Jackson was diagnosed Tuesday with an abdominal strain and is expected to miss about two weeks as a result of the injury, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
The Eagles will likely provide an official update on Jackson's status following the team's first Week 3 practice Wednesday, but McManus' report suggests Philadelphia is already planning to be without the wideout Sunday versus Detroit. After the game against the Lions, the Eagles will face a quick turnaround in Week 4, traveling to Green Bay for a Thursday night game. The likelihood of a multi-game absence for Jackson leaves the Eagles' pass-catching corps in a ragged state, as Alshon Jeffery (calf) and Dallas Goedert (calf) are also question marks heading into Week 3. Depth options J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins both handled significant snap shares in the Week 2 loss to the Falcons and look poised to hold down elevated roles on offense for at least the next game or two.
Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger noted Monday that his impression is that Jackson's groin injury isn't considered serious, though the wideout's Week 3 status is not clear at this stage.
Meanwhile, Alshon Jeffery could miss time with a calf injury, so for now the Eagles' top healthy wide receiver options are Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Jackson (groin) did not receive a target before leaving Sunday's loss to Atlanta with a groin injury.
Jackson was labeled as "questionable to return" later in the game, but the wideout -- along with Alshon Jeffery (calf) -- never got back into the contest. The veteran wideout was seen walking with a limp after the game, but he nodded that he would be okay when asked by reporters, ESPN's Tim McManus reports. Jackson will likely be a limited participant in practices this week, with a more-definitive injury designation placed later in the week.
Jackson is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup with the Falcons due to a groin injury, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Jackson had been in and out of the blue medical tent, and he's yet to be targeted in this one. With Alshon Jeffery (calf) and Dallas Goedert (calf) both questionable to return as well, Philadelphia is suffering from a major dearth of pass-catching options.
Jackson caught eight of his 10 targets for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns during Sunday's 32-27 win over the Redskins.
Jackson's deep ball skills were on full display in this one, as he hauled in touchdown passes of 51 and 53 yards to help his team roar ahead after going down 17-0 early on. He most notably drew more targets than any other Eagles player while finishing with an average of 19.3 yards per reception. Jackson appears to have a valuable role in what should be a high-powered offense and will look to build on his excellent start next Sunday on the road against the Falcons.
Jackson (finger) practiced in full Wednesday.
Despite suffering a fractured left ring finger in practice Aug. 27, Jackson was able to push through and take part in all drills in the first session of Week 1. During a conference call with Washington media Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson said that Jackson will suit up Sunday against the Redskins, according to John Keim of ESPN.com. Putting two and two together, Jackson's availability this weekend isn't in doubt.
Jackson (finger) took part in Wednesday's practice, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Jackson suffered a fracture to his left ring finger at practice Aug. 27, spurring the wideout to try out a custom splint at ensuing sessions. His level of participation Wednesday will give a better indication of his potential to play Sunday against the Redskins.
Jackson -- who is dealing with a fractured ring finger -- is expected to see a hand specialist Wednesday to be on the safe side, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, there's "confidence in (the) building" that Jackson will play in Week 1. While a finger issue is never optimal for a pass catcher, as long as Jackson can protect the injury, it sounds like something he can work through. Additionally, Jackson's game is built on his fleet wheels, so his ability to beat defenders deep remains intact.
Jackson, who is dealing with a fractured ring finger, is slated to try out a custom splint Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Initial reports suggested that the wideout was expected to play through the injury, but that outcome could be contingent on him finding an appropriate way to protect and manage the issue comfortably.
Jackson suffered a broken left ring finger at practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Per the report, Jackson "was in some discomfort" after sustaining the injury, but the fleet wideout indicated that the issue shouldn't keep him from playing in the Eagles' season opener.
Jackson could not haul in his lone target in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.
Jackson started but played only the opening drive. While he didn't do much, he's been impressive in camp, connecting with Carson Wentz on many a long play. The 10th-year vet enters the season behind Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz in terms of projected target share but has a good chance to improve on his 2018 season, which saw him make 41 catches for 774 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games for Tampa Bay.
Jackson was "an impossible matchup" for Philadelphia's defensive backs throughout training camp, according to ESPN.com's Tim McManus.
The report says Jackson made at least one splash play every day, typically on long passes from quarterback Carson Wentz. Quick chemistry between the two players bodes well for the entire Philadelphia offense, with Jackson's speed potentially opening things up for other players to be more efficient with their opportunities. The 32-year-old wideout will face a tougher test if he plays in Thursday's preseason game against Baltimore, a team that has Marlon Humphrey, Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr at cornerback.
Special teams coordinator Dave Fipp indicated Monday that Jackson will be a situational punt returner for the Eagles, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Fipp said of Jackson, "I'm sure he will have a role [on special teams]. Exactly what that is, I don't know that anyone knows that totally yet." Jackson returned punts for the Eagles during his first stint with the team, with 14 returns for 71 yards during his final season in 2013. The 32-year-old is likely to be utilized as a situational option, particularly in late-game circumstances. Jackson appears to be fully recovered from the Achilles injury that he dealt with down the stretch last season with the Buccaneers.
Head coach Doug Pederson said that Jackson has been present for the Eagles' offseason program, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports.
Jackson appears to be going through drills in full speed, looking healthy and recovered from the Achilles' injury that impacted his availability down the stretch of his 2018 season with Tampa. A full offseason from the veteran wideout -- one that's uninhibited by a prolonged rehab process -- could go a long way in helping the Eagles offense develop chemistry in advance of Week 1. Alongside Alshon Jeffery (ribs) and Zach Ertz, Jackson is expected to be a top target for Philly in 2019, but he'll also have to compete for looks with Dallas Goedert, Nelson Agholor and second-round rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Jackson (Achilles) signed a three-year contract with the Eagles on Thursday.
Jackson was previously entering the last year of the contract he originally signed with Tampa Bay in March of 2017. This re-worked deal likely lowers his $10-plus million cap hit for 2019 and keeps the deep threat under Eagles control through 2021. With Golden Tate and Mike Wallace no longer around, Jackson is joining Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor at the top of the wideout depth chart in Philadelphia.
The Buccaneers agreed to trade Jackson (Achilles) to the Eagles on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Jackson thus returns to the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2008 draft. Although he's entering the twilight of his career as a 32-year-old, he still led the NFL with 18.9 yards per catch in 2018 en route to a 41-774-4 line in 12 games. With Golden Tate, Mike Wallace and Jordan Matthews set to depart as unrestricted free agents, Jackson is slated to work in concert with Alshon Jeffery (ribs) and Nelson Agholor in the starting lineup next season.
The Buccaneers aren't having any luck finding a trade for Jackson (Achilles), Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports multiple teams are interested in acquiring Jackson, but not if it means giving up a draft pick for the right to pay him $10 million in 2019. Those teams prefer to wait out the situation, presumably operating under the assumption Tampa Bay will eventually release the 32-year-old wideout. The Bucs reportedly intend to keep Jackson on their roster for the time being, but the outlook could change quickly if they make some big moves in free agency. The Eagles have been mentioned as a possible fit, though it simply may be a case of wishful thinking on Jackson's part.
The Buccaneers have been shopping Jackson (Achilles), who is interested in a return to Philadelphia, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Reports on the 32-year-old deep threat have gone back and forth throughout the offseason, with the initial assumption of a trade or release coming into question in late February when new coach Bruce Arians said he was excited to work with Jackson in Tampa Bay. It appears the front office has a different outlook, which makes sense with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin also on the roster. The team will free up $10 million in cap space if Jackson is moved, leaving more than enough money to sign a slot replacement for impending free agent Adam Humphries. Of course, it's also possible Tampa could use the savings to help pay for the multi-year contract Humphries desires. Regardless of the specifics, Jackson seems to be headed for a new destination this offseason, with no lack of potential fits in terms of scheme fit and positional need. The Eagles are in the market for a field stretcher, but their cap situation would make a trade difficult unless Jackson were to sign an extension that lowers his 2019 hit.
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|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||10||41||774||18.9||75||4||13||5||31|
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|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||10||6||29||4.8||14||1||0||2|
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|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||5||0||24||4.8||11||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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