The Philadelphia Eagles will have DeSean Jackson available for their Week 7 Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Jackson originally suffered a hamstring injury during the Eagles’ Week 3 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals and hasn’t played since.
Jackson’s return theoretically gives the Eagles more speed on offense. But how effective will he be? His 20 targets so far this season have only led to 10 receptions for 121 yards and zero touchdowns.
And how long will the soon-to-be 34-year-old last before getting hurt again? Jackson’s only played 185 out of 1,584 possible snaps (11.7%) since the Eagles traded for him and gave him a three-year, $27 million contract worth $13 million guaranteed back in March 2019. Less than ideal.
Some would rather see the Eagles roll with their young receivers instead of playing veterans like Jackson and Alshon Jeffery. But with the team seemingly intent on doing all they can to win a terrible NFC East, we can expect Jackson to start against the Giants.
Maybe he can give the Eagles a big play or two. Wouldn’t be the first time he’s done that against Big Blue.