After an eight-game hiatus, WR DeSean Jackson will be available again for the Philadelphia Eagles this upcoming Sunday when the team travels to Dallas, Texas for another classic NFC East showdown against the Cowboys.
Jackson has been held out since Week 8 after injuring his hamstring against the New York Giants.
“He’s getting close. We activated it for that reason,” coach Doug Pederson said Thursday. “It’s the first time he’s been able to do any kind of football activity with the team, more football maneuvers, running routes and blocking and things of that nature.”
Prior to being placed on Injured Reserve, Jackson registered 13 catches for 155 yards over the course of four games. Within the past two seasons, Jackson has only played in seven contests. During Jackson’s second stint in the City of Brotherly Love, the speedster has only contributed 314 receiving yards on 22 catches along with a pair of scores.
Unfortunately, Jackson’s return to the Philadelphia Eagles has not gone as well as we all hoped due to an array of injuries.
“Doug Pederson has been harping on it all week, it’s Dallas week,” says Miles Sanders ahead of the matchup. “We don’t like them. They don’t like us.”
Jackson’s greatest career receiving game came courtesy of 210 receiving yards on just four receptions in 2010 in Jerry World. An electric 91-yard catch and run for a score cemented Jackson’s legacy as one of the best pass-catchers in franchise history.
During his first eight years in the league, Jackson averaged 17 yards per catch on 378 catches for 6,431 yards, ranking him fourth all-time amongst Eagles receivers.
Ahead of rivalry week, the Birds appeared to be having a bit of fun at practice.
Ever since Doug Pederson made the decision to name Jalen Hurts the starting quarterback the past three weeks, the Eagles organization seems to be rejuvenated after the disappointing 3-8-1 showing.
Good vibe from the Eagles today at practice on Christmas Eve— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 24, 2020
Jalen Hurts a little dancing
DeSean Jackson out there practicing with Jalen Reagor pic.twitter.com/EnJDyqbS5b
Over the offseason, pictures and videos emerged of Hurts working out with Jackson in Tampa, Florida.
It was encouraging to see some Eagles practicing together and get in extra reps despite the shorted off-season programs.
It will be exciting to see the Hurts to Jackson connection now that Hurts will be the starter this week against Dallas.
I’m told DeSean Jackson is coming off injured reserve and will return tomorrow— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 26, 2020
Jalen Hurts went to Tampa in offseason and worked out with DJax ?
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