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Report: DeSean Jackson more likely to return in Week 7 or later

Not great news for the Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

DeSean Jackson has missed three games in a row due to an abdominal injury. It seems like the Eagles wide receiver also won’t be suiting up for Philadelphia’s Week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

This is obviously bad news for an Eagles offense that sorely lacks a vertical threat right now.

Prior to the season, BGN’s John Stolnis wrote about how Jackson is the most important Eagles player not named Carson Wentz. If you count the Atlanta Falcons game where Jackson barely played (zero targets on 11 snaps), the team is 2-2 without him this year.

Without Jackson, the Eagles are left with Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside at wide receiver. Jeffery hasn’t looked 100% as he’s been playing through a calf injury. Agholor has one reception in his last 117 offensive snaps and he played a big part in the Eagles losing two games this season. Hollins is a backup receiver and the rookie JJAW hasn’t looked ready to contribute at the NFL level.

So, yeah, the Eagles could really use Jackson back on the field. It remains to be seen when that’ll happen, though.