This is the DeSean Jackson news every Eagles fan wants to read: He could be back Sunday.
Sources tell me he worked out with one of the team's quarterbacks Monday at the NovaCare Complex and was able to run routes.
It was the first time Jackson has done so since suffering his abdominal injury in Week 2 against Atlanta. Sources say this is the most optimistic the 32-year-old wide receiver has been about returning.
I'm told he flew in his trainer for the week to work with him and get him ready for Sunday and that his speed is now up to a comfortable point where he can feel like DeSean Jackson again. He was hoping to return for the Cowboys game, but by mid-week his speed and comfort level was not where he wanted it to be.
DeSean has spoken to some of his teammates who have gone through this injury, sources say. He realizes the discomfort and soreness will not go away, but it is normal when opting against surgery. Stay tuned.