When the Philadelphia Eagles battle the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the offense is most likely going to be without DeSean Jackson. He’s missed the past three games due to an abdominal strain.
Jackson shined in his season debut with the Eagles, hauling in eight receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns. It didn’t take very long for him to get on the same page as Carson Wentz.
Since the Eagles lost Jackson to injury they’ve changed their offense. The team now relies slightly more on the running game with Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard.
Philadelphia has won back-to-back games without Jackson, but it could use him this weekend in Minnesota. Mike Zimmer is coaching up one of the top defenses in football yet again.
Although the Eagles would love to have Jackson back on the field, the veteran wideout isn’t close to returning.
Doug Pederson told the media that he’s hoping to see Jackson rehab on the field today to see where he’s at in his recovery process.
NBC Sports reporter John Clark is saying that Jackson is out for this week’s game, but the hope is that he can play next Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
DeSean Jackson not playing this week. Hopefully at Cowboys. Maybe https://t.co/UV8uqLGDDR
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) October 9, 2019
The Eagles have managed to have success in the passing game because of Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor. However, the offense is much more dangerous when Jackson is on the field.
Jackson’s official playing status will be revealed later this week. At this point it seems like he’ll miss at least one more game.