Jackson (abdomen) said Saturday that he's now healthy, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Jackson had season-ending surgery in early November to repair a core muscle injury, but there were some whispers he might try to return in January if the Eagles made a deep playoff run. The team's first-round exit prevented him from having a chance, and it sounds like it would've been a long shot in any case. The 33-year-old wideout is now entering the second season of a three-year, $27 million contract, with 77.4 percent of his $6.2 million base salary for 2020 guaranteed. Jackson has missed an average of 5.2 games over the past five seasons.
Jackson (abdomen) should be back with the Eagles in 2020, NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
An abdomen injury limited Jackson to three appearances and 65 offensive snaps in 2019, but he did stand out in his one healthy appearance with an 8-154-2 receiving line Week 1 against Washington. The Eagles don't have much incentive to part ways with the 33-year-old wideout, considering his three-year, $27 million contract guarantees 77.4 percent of his $6.2 million base salary for 2020, per overthecap.com. With multiple reports suggesting he would've had a shot to return if the Eagles had made a deep playoff run, Jackson presumably is on track to regain his health before the offseason program begins in April. He had surgery Nov. 5 to repair a torn abdominal muscle.
Jackson (abdomen) caught nine of his 10 targets for 159 yards and two touchdowns across three games in the 2019 season.
Jackson's loss to an abdominal strain in Week 2 was devastating to the Eagles' offense as the 32-year-old was expected to help open up the Eagles' passing game. Instead, he missed six games before attempting to come back for Week 9, when he aggravated the injury, this time tearing the affected muscle completely and requiring what would be season-ending surgery. However, the 12-year-vet was said to be nearing a return if the Eagles could have advanced to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs, so he should be good to go as he attempts to redeem a lost season in 2020.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Jackson (abdomen) is "getting close" to a return and could be ready to come off injured reserve when first eligible in the divisional round, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Jackson seems to be progressing well from his November surgery, but the Eagles will first have to dispatch the Seahawks in the wild-card round before the wideout's return is seriously entertained. If Philadelphia advances and Jackson gets the green light to play in the divisional round, he would provide a major boost to an Eagles receiver room that currently counts former practice squad member Greg Ward as its top option.
Jackson (abdomen) is expected to be reinstated from injured reserve in the event the Eagles advance to the divisional round of the postseason, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Despite winning a head-to-head matchup with Dallas on Sunday to take a one-game lead in the NFC East standings, the Eagles will still need to defeat the Giants in Week 17 or have the Cowboys lose to the Redskins before securing a playoff spot. If the Eagles can punch their ticket to the postseason and win a home matchup in the wild-card round, their depleted receiving corps could get a much-needed addition in Jackson, who is reportedly progressing well in his recovery from the abdominal surgery he required in early November. As McManus notes, Jackson's speed was recently clocked at 19 miles per hour during his rehab, signaling that he should be capable of filling his role as the Eagles' top downfield threat. Even if Philadelphia is eliminated before Jackson is first eligible to return from IR in the second round of the postseason, the 33-year-old looks like he'll at least head into the offseason at or near full strength.
The Eagles placed Jackson (abdomen) on injured reserve Tuesday.
While Jackson is still eligible to rejoin the Eagles in the postseason, the move to IR officially spells an end to his regular season after he underwent core-muscle surgery Tuesday, two days after he tore his abdominal muscle off the bone in Sunday's win over the Bears. Jackson's two-touchdown outing in Week 1 proved to be the highlight of his abbreviated campaign, as he exited early due to the abdominal injury in both of his other two appearances. With Jackson sidelined again, the Eagles will need Mack Hollins or J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to step in as the No. 3 receiver behind starters Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.
Jackson underwent successful surgery Tuesday to address a core-muscle injury, John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Jackson elected to forgo surgery after first suffering a Grade 2 abdominal strain in Week 2, missing the subsequent six games as a result. The wideout returned to action in Sunday's win over the Bears and played only one series before suffering a complete tear of the abdominal muscle, making a procedure necessary this time around. Jackson's recovery time is estimated at around six weeks, making it a real possibility that his 2019 season is over.
Jackson is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to address his abdominal injury and likely will be sidelined for at least 4-to-6 weeks, John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Jackson played only four snaps before departing Sunday's 22-14 win over the Bears after aggravating the abdominal injury that had sidelined him for the Eagles' prior six contests. The Eagles initially described Jackson's removal as precautionary, but after meeting with core specialist Dr. William Meyers, it was determined the wideout completely tore his abdominal muscle off the bone. Based on the estimated recovery timeline for the surgery, Jackson's season is more than likely over, an outcome that will be confirmed once the Eagles place him on injured reserve.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Jackson is undergoing second and third opinions for the abdominal injury the receiver aggravated in Sunday's win over the Bears, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Cleared to return from a six-week absence Sunday, Jackson caught his lone target for a five-yard gain and played only four snaps before bowing out of the contest. While Pederson reiterated that the Eagles removed Jackson for precautionary purposes, the coach wouldn't speculate on the 32-year-old's availability moving forward until the team receives the latest test results. Jackson should at least benefit from the Eagles being on bye Week 10 before the team returns to action Nov. 17 versus New England.
Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Jackson (abdomen) didn't return to Sunday's 22-14 win against the Bears as a precautionary measure, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
After gathering in one of two passes for five yards on the Eagles' first possession, Jackson didn't make another appearance. Instead, he remained on the sideline without a helmet, aside from a visit to the locker at one point. With a bye week on tap, the team will aim to get Jackson healthy for a Nov. 17 matchup against the Patriots.
Jackson (abdomen) left Sunday's game versus the Bears.
Jackson was targeted twice on the Eagles' first possession, hauling in one of them for five yards. Thereafter, he was seen on the sideline without a helmet and even visited the locker room for a spell. According to Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger, the Eagles are keeping Jackson out of the game as a precautionary measure. Fortunately for Jackson, the Eagles have a Week 10 bye, giving him two weeks to rest and rehab before their next contest Sunday, Nov. 17 against the Patriots.
Jackson (abdomen) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
With Jackson checking out fine after a pregame workout, he'll be cleared to make his long-awaited return following a six-week absence. Coach Doug Pederson hasn't clarified the extent of Jackson's role in his first game coming off the abdominal injury, but it's possible the receiver plays a restricted snap count Sunday. Jackson's return should nonetheless result in a decreased role for Mack Hollins, who played no fewer than 46 percent of the offensive snaps in each of the preceding six games.
Jackson (abdomen) is expected to play Sunday against the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jackson has missed the last six games due to an abdominal issue and is listed as questionable, but it looks as though he'll make his return after working as a limited practice participant this week. The 32-year-old could still end up facing a limited snap count following the extended layoff, but his presence as a deep threat could still be significant against a stout Chicago defense.
Jackson (abdomen) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Jackson has missed the Eagles' last six games, but he took a notable step forward this week by practicing on a limited basis Wednesday through Friday. While the questionable tag implies that Jackson has a 50-50 shot of suiting up Sunday, coach Doug Pederson noted earlier Friday that he's "optimistic" the receiver will be ready to go this weekend, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. If active this weekend, Jackson could face a restricted snap count in his first game back from the injury, but he would at least provide the Eagles with a much-needed deep threat.
Coach Doug Pederson is optimistic Jackson (abdomen) will play Sunday against the Bears, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Jackson will still have to make it through the next few days without a setback before being cleared to play, but with the head coach feeling good about Jackson's chances of returning to action, fantasy players can do the same. Jackson's official status for Week 9 will be revealed after Friday's practice, while a final call on his availability may not be made until Sunday.
Jackson (abdomen) was limited at Thursday's practice.
With similar showings in both Week 9 sessions so far, Jackson may be making a play for his first game action since Week 2. Still, the Eagles have a bye on tap in Week 10, so they can exercise caution with their primary downfield receiving threat. Friday's injury report will provide a sense of Jackson's potential to return.
Jackson (abdomen) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Jackson ran routes and took part in individual drills in the portion of practice that was open to the media, per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger. The veteran wideout appears to have a chance of suiting up Sunday against the Bears after a six-game absence, but his availability will likely hinge on what he's able to do in practices Thursday and Friday. Of course, with a Week 10 bye coming up, the Eagles could realistically take a cautious approach to Jackson's recovery and target the Nov. 17 game against the Patriots for his return.
Coach Doug Pederson is optimistic Jackson (abdomen) can return for Sunday's game against the Bears, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The wide receiver is expected to rejoin practice Wednesday as a limited participant, with Pederson downplaying the extent of Jackson's involvement. The coach seems to be sending mixed signals, so it isn't quite clear if his optimism is justified. The Eagles have a Week 10 bye around the corner, followed by a Nov. 17 game against the Patriots.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Jackson (abdomen) would be incorporated in the Eagles' practices this week, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Per Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Pederson noted that Jackson would only practice "a little bit," which seemingly doesn't put the wideout on track to return from a six-game absence to play Sunday versus the Bears. Instead, the Eagles are probably more realistically banking on Jackson returning to action Nov. 17 against the Patriots, since he would benefit from a Week 10 bye in advance of that game.
Jackson (abdomen) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Buffalo, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Jackson still hasn't returned to practice and never seemed to have much chance of returning by Sunday. His next chance to play will be Week 9 against the Bears on Nov. 3.
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