What a long, strange trip it’s been, but after wide receiver DeSean Jackson underwent surgery on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced he’d be placed on Injured Reserve.
Things have moved quickly since Jackson returned to the field on Sunday in Week 9, but only lasted one series before he was sidelined with discomfort. Doug Pederson mentioned in Monday’s press conference, that Jackson opted not to have surgery back in Week 2 after suffering the core injury, but things must have changed after his return.
If everything goes well, Jackson could be back for the playoffs — should they make it there — but not before the end of the regular season.
The Eagles had Jordan Matthews in for a physical on Tuesday, and could be one of several roster moves the team is making. They currently have two roster spots available with Jackson on IR and Andrew Sendejo being waived.
Now that the team knows Jackson definitely won’t be back anytime soon, the offense can start making changes to be more efficient without him. So far in 2019, the passing game hasn’t exactly been a bright spot for the Eagles.