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Donovan McNabb may not be convinced Desean Jackson is a major weapon yet, but Rams coach Scott Linehan just might be.

In practice Wednesday, the Rams used one of their own to simulate the Eagles' rookie wideout on the scout team during practice, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.

Derek Stanley, a practice-squad receiver, wore DeSean Jackson's No. 10 red pinafore as the team prepared for its Sunday opener against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

This is the type of stuff teams usually do with Brian Westbrook. Using one of their players as a clone of him to prepare their defense to defend him on game day. The fact that the Rams are doing it with Jackson really speaks to how impressive the rookie looked in preseason. It's a real sign of respect to hear the Rams specifically targeting Jackson in their game plan.

"We certainly know a lot about him," Rams coach Scott Linehan told Eagles reporters via conference call.

The Eagles web site has released their projected lineup for Sunday and Jackson is indeed listed as starting in place of Brown, whereas Brown is listed as starting in place of Curtis.