Latest update on DeSean Jackson

Eliot Shorr-Parks
October 07, 2019 - 12:13 pm

The Eagles’ passing game has been disappointing the last two weeks and could certainly use receiver DeSean Jackson back on the field this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. 

On Monday, head coach Doug Pederson offered an update on Jackson, and it wasn’t especially encouraging. 

"DeSean, he's still rehabbing obviously. He's working. I just met with the medical team and he's going to do a little more," Pederson said. "We're going to push him a little bit more this week to do some more running and things like that. We'll see. He's getting close. [We are taking it] day-by-day and we'll see here tomorrow and Wednesday and the next day where he's at."

Although Pederson did not rule out Jackson, he didn’t sound like a coach that was expecting Jackson to play.

In one game with Jackson on the field for the Eagles this season, the passing attack was every bit the big-play, dynamic offense many predicted. Jackson, in is only action of the season, totaled 8 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. The offense had a season-high 313 passing yards, a season high 436 total yards and finished with 32 points. 

"You miss his explosiveness, obviously, the threat to stretch a defense," Pederson said. "His ability to get open."

To say the passing attack has struggled without him would be an understatement, as they have not topped 200 yards passing in either of the last two games and have struggled to get anything going down the field. 

The Eagles are entering a crucial stretch of their season where they will make consecutive trips to Minnesota, Dallas and Buffalo. At 3-2, how they emerge out of these next three games will play a large role in determining how the rest of their season plays out. 

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