Eagles place DeSean Jackson on injured reserve

Eliot Shorr-Parks
November 05, 2019 - 4:40 pm

The Eagles placed receiver DeSean Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday, sidelining him for at least eight weeks, but likely for the rest of the season.

Jackson had surgery on Tuesday morning for an abdomen injury that he has been dealing with since Week 2. He would be eligible to return in eight games, which if the Eagles qualify, would be the second round of the playoffs. He will now definitely be sidelined for the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys, a game that could potentially decide the Eagles' season. 

Jackson, playing in his first game since Week 2 this Sunday, left the Eagles’ 22-14 win on Sunday after the first quarter. He played just a handful of snaps. 

Eagles coach Doug Pederson spoke about Jackson's health during his weekly call-in on Monday's 94WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi. 

"Leading up to the game, he had been in his rehab, running, and felt really good. He had a great week of practice and preparation and we had looked at the Bears game as a possible date for him to return and play. He felt good," Pederson said. "It was something we had a lot of collaboration on, not only with our doctors, but with DeSean to play in this football game. He was going to be limited, we knew that going in. He wasn't going to play the full game. Everybody was comfortable with that decision.

With Jackson on injured reserve the Eagles now have two roster spots open, as they also cut safety Andrew Sendejo on Tuesday. 

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