Jackson underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Jackson tore his ACL during the Eagles' Week 18 loss to the Cowboys and will now shift his focus toward his lengthy recovery process. Since the injury happened so late in the 2021 campaign, it's not yet clear whether he'll be ready for training camp or Week 1 in 2022.
Jan 27, 2022 12:13 PM EST
Jackson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Analysis: Jackson suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's loss to Dallas, so it's no surprise to see him headed toward injured reserve. The 24-year-old is unlikely to be fully recovered in time for training camp and could miss the start of the 2022 campaign.
Jan 10, 2022 4:00 PM EST
Jackson (knee) suffered a torn ACL against the Cowboys on Saturday an MRI revealed, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Jackson recorded three catches on five targets for 22 yards and his first NFL touchdown before the injury. He'll now face a long recovery that will likely force him to miss the bulk of the Eagles' offseason on-field programs. He'll work to return healthy in 2022.
Jan 9, 2022 10:50 AM EST
Jackson is slated to undergo an MRI on his knee, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Per the report, early indications are that Jackson didn't suffer an ACL injury prior to exiting Saturday's loss to the Cowboys, a contest in which the tight end logged three catches on five targets for 22 yards and a touchdown. Jackson's expanded role in Week 18 was due to Dallas Goedert and Jack Stoll being on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but one or both could be cleared for action in advance of the Eagles' postseason opener.
Jan 9, 2022 5:04 AM EST
Jackson (knee) will not return Saturday against the Cowboys.
Analysis: Jackson injured his knee on punt coverage in the second half Saturday. He was having issues with putting weight on his leg and exited the game with trainers assistance. Before exiting, Jackson had three catches on five targets for 22 yards and a touchdown. All the firsts of his career.
Jan 8, 2022 8:03 PM EST
Jackson (back) was activated from the designated to return list on Saturday.
Analysis: Jackson was placed on IR back on Sept. 2 after fracturing his back in mid-August. The Buffalo product and converted quarterback impressed in camp enough to stick around. Now that he is healthy, he looks to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Chargers.
Nov 6, 2021 1:43 PM EST
The Eagles may not be likely to add Jackson (back) to the active roster for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
Analysis: The Eagles could realistically be willing to take their time with Jackson, who is still working his way back from an injury and, as a former quarterback, learning the subtleties of the tight end position. The team activated Dallas Goedert from the COVID-19 list Wednesday, and Richard Rodgers is available to bump up from the practice squad in case more depth is required for Week 7.
Oct 21, 2021 8:41 AM EST
The Eagles designated Jackson (back) to return from injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis: Jackson will have a 21-day period to be added to the active roster, but if he isn't, he will return to injured reserve for the remainder of the season. If he is activated for Week 7, the 6-foot-7 tight end will have an opportunity for extended playing time with Zach Ertz now in Arizona and Dallas Goedert on the COVID-19 list.
Oct 20, 2021 8:45 AM EST
Jackson (back) will get some playing time when he returns from injury now that Zach Ertz has been dealt to the Cardinals, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports.
Analysis: Jackson is still working his way back from an injury suffered in training camp, but the Eagles liked what they saw in the preseason from the converted quarterback and most likely would have found roster space for him had he not been placed on IR. Now, he has a spot for sure when he returns, and GM Howie Roseman has said the team wants to see the Buffalo product get a chance to show he can produce in real games.
Oct 15, 2021 9:25 PM EST
Jackson (back) is still in the process of rehabbing his injury, coach Nick Sirianni revealed Friday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Analysis: Jackson has been sidelined since mid-August, when he suffered a fracture in his back. This update suggests the tight end's return certainly isn't imminent, though Sirianni didn't divulge a concrete timetable.
Oct 15, 2021 10:26 AM EST
Jackson (back) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Jackson suffered a back fracture in mid-August that carries a recovery timetable of 8-to-10 weeks, and he won't be eligible to return until at least Week 4 against Kansas City. The 23-year-old had a strong camp prior to his injury but will have to wait to make his season debut.
Sep 2, 2021 10:27 AM EST
Jackson has a fractured bone in his back and is facing a recovery timeline of 8-to-10 weeks, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.
Analysis: The QB-turned-TE reportedly had a strong training camp, with Kempski noting that Jackson could still make the team. He'll be ruled out for the year if the Eagles place him on injured reserve this preseason, but not if they wait until after the final round of cuts.
Aug 18, 2021 9:21 AM EST
Tyree Jackson has converted to tight end and has a good shot to make the Eagles, especially if Zach Ertz is traded, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Analysis: Jackson was unable to latch on to an NFL roster as a reserve quarterback, so the 6'7" Buffalo product made the switch to tight end in November 2020. He caught two balls for 32 yards in the Eagles' preseason opener and has shown good hands and the ability to get open while running good routes so far in training camp. The team is likely to keep only three tight ends, and right now, Dallas Goedert, Zach Ertz, and Richard Rodgers are all listed ahead of Jackson on the depth chart. While an Ertz trade would seemingly assure the 23-year-old a place on the team, his potential at the new position could entice Philadelphia to keep him over Rodgers if Ertz stays put.
Aug 16, 2021 4:22 PM EST
Jackson signed a reserve/future contract with Philadelphia on Thursday.
Analysis: Jackson led Buffalo to a 10-4 recorded as the program's starting quarterback in 2018, but the 23-year-old has yet to suit up in an NFL regular-season game since entering the league as an undrafted free agent. The Eagles bring Jackson into 2021, not as a quarterback, but as a developmental option at tight end.
Jan 7, 2021 3:53 PM EST
Jackson tried out for the Packers on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Analysis: The rookie out of Buffalo failed to make his hometown team the Bills out of camp, but is getting looks elsewhere. Jackson stands at a whopping 6-foot-7, and is seen as more of a developmental prospect at quarterback. The 21-year-old is surely a practice squad candidate around the league for a stash, in hopes that he can develop with a pro-style frame.
Oct 7, 2019 5:05 PM EST
The Bills informed Jackson of his release Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: A local product who went undrafted out of Buffalo, Jackson attended training camp with the hope of securing a spot with the Bills as a development quarterback. The 21-year-old apparently didn't make enough of an impression to stick around on the 53-man roster, however, even after completing 22 of 33 attempts for 175 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale versus Minnesota. The Bills may look to stash him on their practice squad if he goes unclaimed off waivers.
Aug 31, 2019 9:45 AM EST
Jackson completed 22 of 33 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 27-23 win over Minnesota. He added 77 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, but fumbled twice.
Analysis: Jackson had his sloppy moments, but his size and athleticism showed big in a game full of third-stringers. He also flashed some moxie late, capping off two touchdown drives in the game's final four minutes. On the first, Jackson scrambled and dived into the end zone for a six-yard score. Next, he stood tall in the pocket and delivered a dart to David Sills V for a game-winning eight-yard touchdown. The Bills already have their quarterback of the future in Josh Allen and their steady veteran backup in Matt Barkley. Jackson could use some seasoning on the practice squad, but -- given the similarity in skillsets between he and Allen -- could be the team's future at QB2.
Aug 29, 2019 7:32 PM EST
Coach Sean McDermott says that while the decision is not finalized, it's likely Jackson will start Thursday in the team's preseason finale, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: We'd be pretty shocked if this didn't happen, as there's no way Josh Allen will see the field in a meaningless game, while backup Matt Barkley has been on fire all preseason and doesn't need to show anything more. Jackson will probably play quite a bit Thursday, and it may be a final audition for the undrafted rookie to show he deserves a spot on the active roster and not a practice squad.
Aug 27, 2019 9:13 AM EST
Jackson, who played the entire second half of Thursday's preseason win over the Colts, completed just two of 10 passes for 45 yards.
Analysis: Jim Kubiak of The Buffalo News noted that the rookie looked "unsteady and visibly behind several read and throws." The 6-foot-7 Jackson has a monster arm and plenty of upside, but he's nowhere near No. 2 quarterback Matt Barkley at this stage, and his best hope for 2019 is if the Bills decide to roster three quarterbacks instead of two.
Aug 9, 2019 11:55 AM EST
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