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Eagles Speedster DeSean Jackson Will Miss 3rd Straight Game


DeSean Jackson will miss his third straight game with an abdominal injury, head coach Doug Pederson said on Friday morning. 

Jackson, 32, left Week 2's game in Atlanta after just 11 snaps and has been out since. 

Peterson on Friday said the injury isn't any more significant than they originally thought. It's just taking time to heal. 

"Obviously, he's a runner," Pederson said. "He's a sprinter, so we have to be careful. He's doing everything in his power to get back out there. We'll evaluate him again next week and see where he's at."

While Jackson has been surprisingly durable for his size during his career, he has played a 16-game season just once. So we all expected him to miss some time this year. Getting hurt in Week 2 isn't ideal, but the Eagles' toughest stretch of the season is upcoming. Getting him back would be huge. 

A few other important injury notes (we'll get the official report later today): 

• Jason Peters (knee) joined the injury report on Thursday as a limited participant, but Pederson said the left tackle is fine and will play on Sunday. 

• Sidney Jones (hamstring) is expected to play too. Jones has been a limited participant in practice this week after leaving the Packers game after just 10 snaps. Jones has had a history of hamstring injuries over the last two years. But they could really use him this week because of other injuries at the position. 

Expect Jones and Rasul Douglas to start outside and Orlando Scandrick to fill in for Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck) as the nickel CB. Barring a roster move, Craig James will be the only backup. 

• Doug Pederson wouldn't rule out TE Alex Ellis (knee) for this game, so there's still a chance he could be ready. Ellis is the Eagles' third tight end, but he has made an impact in limited snaps. Without him, the Eagles would go into the game with just two tight ends. The last time they did that (Week 2), Dallas Goedert hurt his calf in warmups and they were left with just Zach Ertz. 

• The Jets have ruled out QB Sam Darnold. More on that here

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