DeSean Jackson Out For the Season

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean JacksonDeSean Jackson has likely played his final game for Andy Reid.

Jackson suffered fractured ribs in the first quarter of Monday night’s game against the Panthers and will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season, Reid announced today. The injury occurred on an end around that picked up 2 yards.

“He’s got multiple fractures up high,” said Reid. “It looks like six weeks possibly [for recovery].”

Jackson has 45 catches for 700 yards and two touchdowns on the season.

The other receivers currently on the Eagles’ roster are Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson and Greg Salas.

Avant has been out with a hamstring strain, but Reid said he has a chance to practice tomorrow.

The coach was asked if the rash of injuries on the offensive side of the ball is a legitimate excuse for the recent poor play.

“No, that’s not where we’re at,” said Reid. “The next guy comes in and the next guy plays. There are no excuses with that.”

In other injury news:  LeSean McCoy is still in Phase 1 of the Eagles’ concussion program. Don’t expect to see him against the Cowboys. Michael Vick still has yet to pass the imPACT test. Reid suggested that Nick Foles is in line to start in Dallas Sunday. Fletcher Cox has a tailbone contusion and most likely will not practice Wednesday. King Dunlap has an MCL strain and will be sidelined Wednesday. Stanley Havili is dealing with an ankle sprain. Dallas Reynolds also has a sprained ankle.

The Eagles will not activate Jason Peters (Achilles). He will be placed on IR.

Tim McManus contributed to this story.
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  • Paul Costello

    Not to pile on, but I actually hope he’s played his last game as a member of the Eagles. Too much money for too little production, and too brittle a player.

    • Joe D

      Right there with you Paul. When things were good he served his purpose to stretch the D but behind this dreadful o-line he is just a body that runs fly patterns. This team needs to get more possession receivers who catch underneath routes.

      • Sb2bowl

        just runs fly patterns? Have you actually watched him play this season? He stretches the field, but he runs come backs, hitches, crosses, slants……. do you watch football or just go off the opinions of other people?

  • Cranky Caucasian

    Is McNutt still on the practice squad? Might as well activate him and see what he can do.

  • chris

    I actually think DeSean was one of the few bright spots this year. He caught most of what was thrown at him, and made a few nice catches on intermediate routes. Good idea to just put him out for the season though, i’d also like to see McNutt activated if available

    • FordGuy48

      That’s for sure, sad to see him IR.

    • JofreyRice

      He was pretty much on-pace to do his normal 60/1000 with 3-5 TDs, which is pretty good, considering the problems with the line and QB. If the offense had been functioning correctly, and he had been able to get the deep balls this year, I think we could have expected a little more, like 1200 yards and maybe 8 TDs. The difference in his effort & demeanor was noticeable.

      One of the few talented players that will be here next year, and through the rebuilding.

  • morgan c

    What killed me about DJax was the “leadership” comments… talking about how there are no leaders and the team needs leaders… HELLO!? You are a two-time pro-bowler and fifth year veteran and this point, yes, VETERAN. How about YOU step the fuck up and become a leader. Oh and you got your big contract, and you still complain. Oh and you got hurt on an end-around run because you can’t take a hit at 163 lbs. This guy is a cancer.

    • Septhinox

      Go back and reread his comments. He said that there are no VOCAL leaders. He said he wasn’t really a vocal person as well.

      • Cyrus

        Anybody who’s heard him rap knows he’s not a very vocal person.

  • DutchEagle

    Rebuild mode: engage..