Jackson could have competition for snaps following the selection of wide receiver Tutu Atwell in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
After playing just eight games the past two years, Jackson signed an incentive-heavy contract with the Rams, which aligns with his inability to stay healthy. He has the potential to fill a deep-threat role for the Los Angeles passing attack, and even factor in on special teams. However, the Rams added Atwell as both a complement and insurance policy because of his speed and ability to stretch the field. Jackson's probably going to slide into a situational role with Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods atop the wide receiver depth chart, and Van Jefferson is likely to take a step forward in his second season.
Jackson signed a one-year contract with the Rams on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
The Los Angeles native will play for his hometown team, providing a proven deep threat for new Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. Jackson was released by the Eagles last month after appearing in only eight games for Philadelphia over the past two seasons, but he's back to full health and will be eager to prove he still has something left in the tank at age 34.
The Eagles released Jackson (ankle) on Friday.
Jackson, who only played eight games over two seasons with the Eagles while battling multiple injuries, never appeared to have a real chance at sticking around for 2021. Cutting the 34-year-old will save Philadelphia roughly $4.8 million against the cap, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia, and the move will allow Jackson to immediately search for another organization where he can continue his career. Jackson still flashed big-play ability when healthy last season -- he had an 81-yard touchdown against the Cowboys back in Week 16 -- but at this stage in his career, he'll likely have a difficult time finding a starting role in free agency.
The Eagles are expected to release Jackson (ankle), John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Philadelphia can save roughly $4.8 million against the salary cap by cutting Jackson, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia. Such a move would make real sense for a team currently more than $40 million over the cap for next season and staring down a quarterback transition, with Carson Wentz recently having been traded to Indianapolis. Compounding matters is the fact that Jackson, who turned 34 in December, has only managed to suit up for eight games over the last two seasons due to a combination of injuries. Per Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, Jackson has already posted a farewell message to the Eagles via his personal Instagram account.
Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus Washington.
In his return from injured reserve in last week's loss to Dallas, Jackson turned his only target into an 81-yard touchdown. Though he wasn't known to have suffered a setback with his ankle in that contest, he was unable to practice for three straight days before being ruled out Week 17. With little on the line for Philadelphia in the season finale, Jackson may just getting some extra maintenance coming off an injury-plagued campaign. He made just five appearances in 2020, finishing with 14 receptions for 236 yards and one touchdown.
Jackson (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.
Jackson was sidelined for a second straight practice, but it's unclear if his back-to-back absences are indicative of a setback with his ankle, or if the Eagles are merely just giving some extra maintenance to a veteran player who returned from a six-game absence over the weekend. The speedy wideout played only 20 offensive snaps in the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys, but he provided his team's biggest play of the day, reeling in a pass from Jalen Hurts for an 81-yard touchdown. If Jackson gains clearance for Sunday's season finale versus Washington, expect him to be on another "pitch count" with regard to his workload.
Jackson (ankle) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday.
Prior to his return to action Sunday, when he hauled in his sole target for an 81-yard touchdown in a loss to Dallas, Jackson missed the previous six games due to a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle. As a result, the ankle issue next to his name on Wednesday's injury report likely is one and the same. The Eagles may just be giving Jackson the day off, but his status as the week goes on bears watching to get a sense of the breakdown of the team's receiving corps Week 17 against Washington.
Jackson caught his only target for an 81-yard touchdown in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys.
The veteran speedster has made a habit of punishing Dallas on deep routes throughout his career, and after missing seven straight games, Jackson seemed poised to make up for lost time when he hauled in a 50-yard heave from Jalen Hurts late in the first quarter and then strutted the rest of the way into the end zone. That proved to be the only target he saw, however, as the Cowboys' secondary found a way to shut him down. The TD was Jackson's first of the season, and he'll look for another in Week 17 as Philly tries to play spoiler against a Washington team that needs to win to lock up the NFC East title.
Jackson (ankle), who was activated from injured reserve Saturday, is in uniform as expected for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Dave Zangano of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The speedy veteran last saw game action Week 7, so whether he'll be on a snap limit remains to be seen. However, Jackson will certainly serve as a second deep threat alongside Jalen Reagor for rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts versus the Cowboys' suspect defense.
Jackson (ankle) was activated off injured reserve Saturday and will play Sunday against the Cowboys, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Jackson has played in just four games this season thanks to separate ankle injuries, but his most recent return comes on the heels of a non-displaced fracture in a Week 7 win over the Giants. Sunday will feature a completely new quarterback Jackson is accustomed to, as Jalen Hurts has reinvigorated a struggling Eagles offense. It'll be harder for Jackson to make an immediate difference, however, with a myriad of capable options available in the quagmire that is the Eagles pass catchers.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Thursday that Jackson (ankle) is "getting close" to returning from injured reserve, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports. "He was able to get some snaps in [Wednesday] with the offense, and we'll integrate him more [Thursday] and just see where he's at," Pederson said of Jackson, who was designated to return from IR a day earlier.
While Pederson was pleased with what he saw from Jackson in terms of his movement and route running at Wednesday's practice, the coach didn't commit to the wideout being activated and cleared to play Sunday at Dallas. The Eagles will presumably wait and see if Jackson is able to ramp up his activity Thursday or Friday before a formal decision on his status is made. Philadelphia will have 21 days to evaluate Jackson, so he could still be activated ahead of Week 17 or for a potential wild-card round game if his right ankle responds well to practice work.
The Eagles designated Jackson (ankle) for return from IR on Monday.
The transaction kicks off a 21-day window wherein Jackson can be evaluated at practice without counting against the roster limit. The Eagles can choose to activate him at any point in that span. The veteran wideout hasn't played since Week 7 due to an ankle fracture, but it appears as though he's gearing up for a potential return.
The Eagles placed Jackson (ankle) on injured reserve Monday.
Jackson is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle, so his placement on IR was only a matter of time. It appears that the veteran wideout has a shot to make a late-season return, an eventuality which could become more realistic if the Eagles are in contention for a playoff spot come December. On a more positive note for Philadelphia, Jackson's placement on IR opens up a roster spot for the tentative return of Jalen Reagor (thumb).
Jackson will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his ankle during Thursday's win over the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Jackson was originally believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain, but ensuing tests have now determined the serious nature of the injury. The return timetable would suggest the veteran receiver could return near the end of the regular season, but it's possible the Eagles might simply take their time with Jackson's recovery process in the event they bow out of contention for a playoff spot. It's worth noting Jackson, who has played in just 18 games over the past three seasons, does not plan to retire, though this newest injury will likely put him on injured reserve for the foreseeable future.
Jackson is expected to be placed on injured reserve in the near future after an MRI on Friday confirmed he suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday's 22-21 win over the Giants, John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
A previous report suggested Jackson might need surgery for his right ankle, but it isn't clear if that's still an option or not. He's expected to miss at least three games, and possibly more, after injuring his ankle in his return to the lineup after missing the Eagles' previous three games with a hamstring strain. John Hightower could now rejoin the starting lineup, especially if Alshon Jeffery (calf/foot) misses more time.
Jackson is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday's win over the Giants, but he'll undergo an MRI on Friday before a determination is made on surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 33-year-old returned from a three-game absence and caught three passes for 34 yards and rushed once for 12 yards Thursday before suffering the injury while fielding a punt. A high-ankle sprain would likely sideline Jackson for at least the next few weeks, but he's apparently not out of the woods for potentially having an even more serious injury.
Jackson exited Thursday's contest against the Giants due to an apparent leg injury late in the fourth quarter, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Jackson endured a late hit while fielding a punt with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. In addition to taking impact to the head, the veteran wideout's right leg bent awkwardly. He wasn't able to walk to the medical tent under his own power. Before exiting Thursday's game, Jackson had three catches for 34 yards and one carry for 12 yards.
Jackson (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game against the Giants.
Jackson wrapped up Week 7 prep Wednesday with a full practice for the first time since Week 3, when he initially strained his hamstring. Elsewhere in the Eagles' receiving corps, Alshon Jeffery (foot/calf) is sitting out again, leaving Jackson, Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward, John Hightower, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Quez Watkins as the available healthy wide receivers Thursday.
Coach Doug Pederson said he anticipates Jackson (hamstring) will be able to play Thursday against the Giants, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Meanwhile, fellow wideout Alshon Jeffery (foot) is likely to miss the contest. There's a decent chance that the Eagles will officially list Jackson as questionable, but if he's able to suit up Thursday, he may not be in store for a full snap load.
Jackson (hamstring) was listed as limited on Tuesday's estimated injury report.
The Eagles expect to welcome back Jackson on Thursday against the Giants following a three-game absence to tend to a strained hamstring. Position-mate Alshon Jeffery (foot) continues to log limited sessions, with no indication when he may make his season debut. Wednesday's injury report will provide a sense of the duo's ability to play Week 7, but Travis Fulgham, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and John Hightower are all healthy in the event one or both of Jackson and Jeffery remain sidelined.
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