DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Fri 3/6/20 9:21 AM

Jackson (abdomen) said Saturday that he's now healthy, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson had season-ending surgery in early November to repair a core muscle injury, but there were some whispers he might try to return in January if the Eagles made a deep playoff run. The team's first-round exit prevented him from having a chance, and it sounds like it would've been a long shot in any case. The 33-year-old wideout is now entering the second season of a three-year, $27 million contract, with 77.4 percent of his $6.2 million base salary for 2020 guaranteed. Jackson has missed an average of 5.2 games over the past five seasons.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Tue 1/21/20 9:50 AM

Jackson (abdomen) should be back with the Eagles in 2020, NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

An abdomen injury limited Jackson to three appearances and 65 offensive snaps in 2019, but he did stand out in his one healthy appearance with an 8-154-2 receiving line Week 1 against Washington. The Eagles don't have much incentive to part ways with the 33-year-old wideout, considering his three-year, $27 million contract guarantees 77.4 percent of his $6.2 million base salary for 2020, per overthecap.com. With multiple reports suggesting he would've had a shot to return if the Eagles had made a deep playoff run, Jackson presumably is on track to regain his health before the offseason program begins in April. He had surgery Nov. 5 to repair a torn abdominal muscle.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Sat 1/11/20 5:31 AM

Jackson (abdomen) caught nine of his 10 targets for 159 yards and two touchdowns across three games in the 2019 season.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's loss to an abdominal strain in Week 2 was devastating to the Eagles' offense as the 32-year-old was expected to help open up the Eagles' passing game. Instead, he missed six games before attempting to come back for Week 9, when he aggravated the injury, this time tearing the affected muscle completely and requiring what would be season-ending surgery. However, the 12-year-vet was said to be nearing a return if the Eagles could have advanced to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs, so he should be good to go as he attempts to redeem a lost season in 2020.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Mon 12/30/19 3:04 PM

Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Jackson (abdomen) is "getting close" to a return and could be ready to come off injured reserve when first eligible in the divisional round, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson seems to be progressing well from his November surgery, but the Eagles will first have to dispatch the Seahawks in the wild-card round before the wideout's return is seriously entertained. If Philadelphia advances and Jackson gets the green light to play in the divisional round, he would provide a major boost to an Eagles receiver room that currently counts former practice squad member Greg Ward as its top option.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Mon 12/23/19 11:30 AM

Jackson (abdomen) is expected to be reinstated from injured reserve in the event the Eagles advance to the divisional round of the postseason, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite winning a head-to-head matchup with Dallas on Sunday to take a one-game lead in the NFC East standings, the Eagles will still need to defeat the Giants in Week 17 or have the Cowboys lose to the Redskins before securing a playoff spot. If the Eagles can punch their ticket to the postseason and win a home matchup in the wild-card round, their depleted receiving corps could get a much-needed addition in Jackson, who is reportedly progressing well in his recovery from the abdominal surgery he required in early November. As McManus notes, Jackson's speed was recently clocked at 19 miles per hour during his rehab, signaling that he should be capable of filling his role as the Eagles' top downfield threat. Even if Philadelphia is eliminated before Jackson is first eligible to return from IR in the second round of the postseason, the 33-year-old looks like he'll at least head into the offseason at or near full strength.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Tue 11/5/19 4:38 PM

The Eagles placed Jackson (abdomen) on injured reserve Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

While Jackson is still eligible to rejoin the Eagles in the postseason, the move to IR officially spells an end to his regular season after he underwent core-muscle surgery Tuesday, two days after he tore his abdominal muscle off the bone in Sunday's win over the Bears. Jackson's two-touchdown outing in Week 1 proved to be the highlight of his abbreviated campaign, as he exited early due to the abdominal injury in both of his other two appearances. With Jackson sidelined again, the Eagles will need Mack Hollins or J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to step in as the No. 3 receiver behind starters Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Tue 11/5/19 12:57 PM

Jackson underwent successful surgery Tuesday to address a core-muscle injury, John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson elected to forgo surgery after first suffering a Grade 2 abdominal strain in Week 2, missing the subsequent six games as a result. The wideout returned to action in Sunday's win over the Bears and played only one series before suffering a complete tear of the abdominal muscle, making a procedure necessary this time around. Jackson's recovery time is estimated at around six weeks, making it a real possibility that his 2019 season is over.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Mon 11/4/19 3:41 PM

Jackson is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to address his abdominal injury and likely will be sidelined for at least 4-to-6 weeks, John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson played only four snaps before departing Sunday's 22-14 win over the Bears after aggravating the abdominal injury that had sidelined him for the Eagles' prior six contests. The Eagles initially described Jackson's removal as precautionary, but after meeting with core specialist Dr. William Meyers, it was determined the wideout completely tore his abdominal muscle off the bone. Based on the estimated recovery timeline for the surgery, Jackson's season is more than likely over, an outcome that will be confirmed once the Eagles place him on injured reserve.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Mon 11/4/19 12:12 PM

Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Jackson is undergoing second and third opinions for the abdominal injury the receiver aggravated in Sunday's win over the Bears, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cleared to return from a six-week absence Sunday, Jackson caught his lone target for a five-yard gain and played only four snaps before bowing out of the contest. While Pederson reiterated that the Eagles removed Jackson for precautionary purposes, the coach wouldn't speculate on the 32-year-old's availability moving forward until the team receives the latest test results. Jackson should at least benefit from the Eagles being on bye Week 10 before the team returns to action Nov. 17 versus New England.

DeSean Jackson
WR PHI (9)
Sun 11/3/19 4:37 PM

Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Jackson (abdomen) didn't return to Sunday's 22-14 win against the Bears as a precautionary measure, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

After gathering in one of two passes for five yards on the Eagles' first possession, Jackson didn't make another appearance. Instead, he remained on the sideline without a helmet, aside from a visit to the locker at one point. With a bye week on tap, the team will aim to get Jackson healthy for a Nov. 17 matchup against the Patriots.