Oct 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) is carted off the field after being injured during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles to activate WR Jackson

The Philadelphia Eagles will activate wide receiver DeSean Jackson from injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s showdown against the Dallas Cowboys, NFL Network reported.

Jackson has been out since suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle in Week 7.

“He’s getting close,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said earlier this week after the team activated the 21-day window for Jackson’s return.

Jackson, 34, played the first three games of the season, then missed the next three with a hamstring injury before the fracturing his ankle on Oct. 22. He has 13 catches for 155 yards in four starts this season.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has 611 career receptions for 10,575 yards and 55 touchdowns in 159 games with Philadelphia (2008-13, 2019-20), Washington (2014-16) and Tampa Bay (2017-18).

The Eagles (4-9-1) visit the Cowboys (5-9) at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Nov 3, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) on the field during warmups against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles WR Jackson (ankle) out 6-8 weeks

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be sidelined 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle, NFL Network reported Saturday.

The injury, sustained late in Thursday night’s come-from-behind 22-21 win against the New York Giants, was initially diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain. Jackson had an MRI on Friday and is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

“Jackson is frustrated but highly motivated to get back this year and next,” NFL Network posted on Twitter.

Making his first appearance since Week 3, Jackson caught three passes for 34 yards and rushed once for 12 yards before being tackled awkwardly on a punt return with 2:09 left in the game.

After getting hit initially by Corey Ballentine, who drew a penalty for lowering his head to initiate contact, Jackson absorbed a second hit from Madre Harper that twisted Jackson’s leg underneath him.

Jackson, 33, had missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury. He has 13 catches for 155 yards in four starts this season.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has 611 career receptions for 10,575 yards and 55 touchdowns in 159 games with Philadelphia (2008-13, 2019-20), Washington (2014-16) and Tampa Bay (2017-18).

–Field Level Media

Oct 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) is carted off the field after being injured during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles WR Jackson, RT Johnson to have MRIs

The Philadelphia Eagles won the game but may have lost receiver DeSean Jackson and right tackle Lane Johnson to serious injuries in Thursday night’s 22-21 comeback against the New York Giants.

Making his first appearance since Week 3, Jackson caught three passes for 34 yards and rushed once for 12 yards before being tackled awkwardly on a punt return with 2:09 left in the game.

The Eagles fear the three-time Pro Bowl selection has a high-ankle sprain. Jackson posted a photo to his Instagram stories of himself wearing a walking boot on his right leg with the words, “Pray for me y’all!!”

Jackson, 33, by far Philadelphia’s most experienced wideout with more than 10,000 career yards, will reportedly have an MRI on Friday. He missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury.

Johnson, 30, is also having an MRI Friday to determine the extent of his injured knee, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The initial diagnosis was a sprained MCL, per the report.

Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowl pick and 2017 first-team All-Pro, has been dealing with ankle issues for most of the season before suffering this latest setback.

The Eagles (2-4-1) host the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday night (Nov. 1) and have their bye in Week 9, giving both players more time to potentially recover and return to the lineup.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) warms up before action against the Los Angeles Rams at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles WR Jackson, OT Johnson set to play vs. Giants

The Philadelphia Eagles expect to see a few familiar faces return to the lineup for Thursday’s home game against the New York Giants.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring), offensive tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) and cornerback Avonte Maddox are in line to play.

Jackson and Maddox have each missed the last three games for Philadelphia (1-4-1), while Johnson sat out Sunday’s 30-28 setback to Baltimore.

“DeSean is closer, had a really good week of practice,” Pederson said. “I anticipate him. I anticipate Lane as well. Both had a really good week.”

While Pederson feels optimistic about the availability of those three players, running back Miles Sanders (knee), tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) and defensive tackle Malik Jackson (quad) have been ruled out against the Giants (1-5).

–Field Level Media