DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

Wide Receiver #11
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 175 lb.
College:California
Age:33
Born:December 1, 1986
Drafted:2008 / Rd. 2 (49)
Draft Team:PHI

DeSean Jackson: Fractures ankle, out months

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.

Analysis: 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 follow 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, although this newest injury will likely put him on injured reserve for the foreseeable future.

October 24, 2020 8:14 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Headed for IR

Jackson (ankle) likely will be placed on injured reserve, after an MRI on Friday confirmed he suffered a high ankle sprain, John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: A previous report suggested Jackson might need surgery, 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 during Thursday's 22-21 win over the Giants. John Hightower could now rejoin the starting lineup, especially if Alshon Jeffery (calf/foot) misses more time.

October 23, 2020 9:19 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: High ankle sprain feared

Jackson is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain Thursday but is undergoing an MRI to determine whether surgery is necessary, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 33-year-old returned from a three-game absence and caught three passes for 34 yards and rushed once for 12 yards Thursday against the Giants 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 it potentially being a more serious injury.

October 23, 2020 6:47 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Hurt late Thursday

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.

Analysis: 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.

October 22, 2020 8:22 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Will return Thursday

Jackson (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Jackson wrapped up Week 7 prep 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, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Quez Watkins as the available healthy wide receivers.

October 21, 2020 10:33 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Trending toward playing in Week 7

Coach Doug Pederson anticipates that Jackson (hamstring) will be able to play Thursday night against the Giants, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow wideout Alshon Jeffery is likely to miss the contest. There's a decent chance that the Eagles will officially list Jackson as questionable, but if he is able to suit up Thursday, it remains to be seen if he'll be up for his normal allotment of snaps.

October 21, 2020 9:00 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Limited Tuesday

Jackson (hamstring) was listed as limited on Tuesday's estimated injury report.

Analysis: 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 or Jeffery remain sidelined.

October 20, 2020 1:26 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Listed as limited to start week

Jackson (hamstring) is listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated injury report.

Analysis: The Eagles hope to have Jackson, who has missed the last three weeks due to a lingering hamstring strain, back on the field for Thursday's divisional matchup against the Giants. Beginning the week with at least a limited listing, even if Monday's practice report is only an estimate, puts Jackson on the right track, though he could need to officially go through a full practice session before being cleared to retake the field. Tuesday is expected to bring Philadelphia's highest intensity practice of the week, so how much Jackson is able to do then could go a long way in determining his Week 7 status.

October 19, 2020 1:13 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Expected back Week 7

Jackson (hamstring), who has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, is expected to return to the lineup for the Eagles' Week 7 contest against the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Though Philadelphia is facing a quick turnaround Week 7 with a Thursday night game in New York, the team apparently is optimistic about Jackson's chances of making his first appearance since Sept. 27. Prior to being ruled out for the Week 6 game Friday, the wideout turned in a trio of limited practices this week, with coach Doug Pederson indicating that Jackson looked good during those sessions. The Eagles' highest intensity practice of Week 7 with likely come Tuesday, so if Jackson is able to put in a full workout that day, he should have a good chance at gaining clearance for Thursday.

October 18, 2020 7:11 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Out another week

Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: Coach Doug Pederson said Jackson looked good at Thursday's practice and could make it back for the Week 6 contest, but it turns out the veteran receiver will be out for at least one more game. Alshon Jeffery (foot) also was ruled out, leaving Travis Fulgham, John Hightower and Greg Ward as the clear leading trio at wide receiver this Sunday. The Eagles have another game coming up a few days later, hosting the Giants on Thursday Night Football in Week 7.

October 16, 2020 12:24 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Trending in right direction

Coach Doug Pederson said Jackson (hamstring) "had a really good" practice Thursday and could play Sunday against the Ravens, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: The 33-year-old was a limited participant in the first two practices of the week, but he apparently showed enough Thursday for Pederson to express some public optimism. Jackson could avoid an injury designation this weekend if he's able to put in a full practice Friday, otherwise he may receive the questionable tag.

October 16, 2020 8:53 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Limited again Thursday

Jackson (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Jackson looked OK running routes at Thursday's session, per EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer, yet he didn't do enough to be considered a full participant. Last week, Jackson was listed as LP on each injury report before he was ruled out for a second straight game, meaning he may need to receive an FP on Friday in order to suit up this weekend.

October 15, 2020 1:25 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Manages limited practice

Jackson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Jackson also managed to string together a trio of limited practices last before being ruled out Sunday's game against the Steelers, so his Week 6 availability still remains up in the air. The veteran wideout could need to put forth at least one full session before being cleared to retake the field.

October 14, 2020 2:17 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Ruled out again

Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With Jackson out another week and Alshon Jeffery (foot/illness) still not ready to play, the Eagles are left with Greg Ward, John Hightower, Travis Fulgham and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as their healthy wide receivers. Jackson did manage limited practice participation Wednesday through Friday, so he could be back in the lineup for a Week 6 matchup with the Ravens.

October 9, 2020 1:03 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: May be game-time call

Coach Doug Pederson indicated Jackson (hamstring) could be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The veteran wideout was able to practice as a limited participant in the first two sessions of the week, but Pederson wants to see how he responds Friday and Saturday before making a determination. Jackson seems likely to be listed as questionable, but the release of the injury report later Friday will provide the official decision. Alshon Jeffery (foot/illness) was already ruled out, so Greg Ward and John Hightower could operate as the Eagles' top-two wide receivers for the second straight week if Jackson remains unavailable.

October 9, 2020 8:09 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Limited again Thursday

Jackson (hamstring) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: For the second day in a row, Jackson has had a cap on his practice reps as he recovers from a strained hamstring. The Eagles want the veteran wide receiver to be 100 percent before he returns, so his status on Friday's injury bears watching.

October 8, 2020 1:21 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Returns with limited practice

Jackson (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Analysis: Earlier Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson said Jackson was slated to take part in individual drills, which has come to pass. Pederson also noted Jackson is "getting closer" to a return from his hamstring injury, but the Eagles want him to be 100 percent before clearing him for game action, per EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Consequently, Jackson's status will be one to monitor as the week goes on.

October 7, 2020 2:31 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Making progress

Jackson (hamstring) is line line to participate in individual drills at practice Wednesday, EJ Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Coach Doug Pederson noted that Jackson is "getting closer," but suggested that the team wants to make sure the wideout is 100 percent before he returns to game action. With that in mind, Jackson will be monitored as he ramps up his practice activities in the coming days.

October 7, 2020 8:50 AM EST

DeSean Jackson: Not playing Week 4

Jackson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in San Francisco.

Analysis: Both Jackson and Alshon Jeffery (foot) won't suit up, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf) is doubtful, so Greg Ward and John Hightower are the only healthy wide receivers on the Eagles' active roster. Look for the team to elevate a few of Deontay Burnett, Travis Fulgham and Marcus Green for Week 4.

October 2, 2020 1:24 PM EST

DeSean Jackson: Won't practice Friday

Coach Doug Pederson said Jackson (hamstring) won't participate at practice Friday, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Analysis: The veteran wideout will continue his rehab work indoors, and the team has yet to rule him out for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers. Jackson was unable to practice this week due to the minor hamstring strain, and he appears to be trending in the wrong direction for Week 4. Greg Ward could enter the weekend as the team's only fully healthy wide receiver.

October 2, 2020 8:04 AM EST

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