Eagles' Jackson Out for Season With Ruptured Achilles

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010  |  Updated 6:20 PM EDT
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Eagles' Jackson Out for Season With Ruptured Achilles

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Marlin Jackson's season is over.

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Eagles safety Marlin Jackson’s season has ended before it even began.

The free agent who the Birds hoped could fill Brian Dawkins’ shoes at free safety went down at practice Tuesday with a ruptured Achilles tendon, according to ESPN.com.

An MRI Tuesday afternoon showed the damage to his right Achilles.

Jackson was hurt while covering Jeremy Maclin during a drill at OTAs, according to the Eagletarian.

The Eagles signed Jackson to a two-year deal earlier this year. He had played his first five seasons as a defensive back in Indianapolis. He hoped to make the move to safety with the Birds.

Leg injuries are nothing new for Jackson.

The 26-year-old suffered season-ending knee injuries his last two seasons with the Colts only playing 11 games total.

Eagles draft pick Nate Allen stepped in after Jackson went down, said the Eagletarian.

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