|Date of Birth||12/1/1986|
|Height, Weight||5'10", 175 lbs|
|From||Long Beach, CA|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 2|
Head coach Doug Pederson said Friday morning that Jackson (abdomen) won't play Sunday against the Lions, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
It was reported earlier in the week that Jackson was expected to miss a couple games because of his abdominal injury, and Pederson confirmed Friday that Jackson will miss at least the Eagles' Week 3 contest. Philadelphia will play Thursday night in Week 4, which won't give Jackson much additional time to recover, and could lead to him missing that second game as anticipated. With Jackson out this week, and Alshon Jeffery (calf) questionable, the trio of Nelson Agholor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins could all see extra snaps, as they did in Week 2.
Jackson (abdomen) didn't attend practice Thursday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The absence marks Jackson's second consecutive, which isn't a shock because of his expected two-game absence due to an abdominal strain. The Eagles' receiving corps was ravaged Week 2 in Atlanta, with all of Jackson, Alshon Jeffery (calf) and tight end Dallas Goedert (calf) missing most or all of that contest. As a result, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor, rookie J.J. Arcega Whiteside and Mack Hollins seem destined to be Carson Wentz's top options in the passing attack Sunday against the Lions.
Jackson was diagnosed Tuesday with an abdominal strain and is expected to miss about two weeks as a result of the injury, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
The Eagles will likely provide an official update on Jackson's status following the team's first Week 3 practice Wednesday, but McManus' report suggests Philadelphia is already planning to be without the wideout Sunday versus Detroit. After the game against the Lions, the Eagles will face a quick turnaround in Week 4, traveling to Green Bay for a Thursday night game. The likelihood of a multi-game absence for Jackson leaves the Eagles' pass-catching corps in a ragged state, as Alshon Jeffery (calf) and Dallas Goedert (calf) are also question marks heading into Week 3. Depth options J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins both handled significant snap shares in the Week 2 loss to the Falcons and look poised to hold down elevated roles on offense for at least the next game or two.
Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger noted Monday that his impression is that Jackson's groin injury isn't considered serious, though the wideout's Week 3 status is not clear at this stage.
Meanwhile, Alshon Jeffery could miss time with a calf injury, so for now the Eagles' top healthy wide receiver options are Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Jackson (groin) did not receive a target before leaving Sunday's loss to Atlanta with a groin injury.
Jackson was labeled as "questionable to return" later in the game, but the wideout -- along with Alshon Jeffery (calf) -- never got back into the contest. The veteran wideout was seen walking with a limp after the game, but he nodded that he would be okay when asked by reporters, ESPN's Tim McManus reports. Jackson will likely be a limited participant in practices this week, with a more-definitive injury designation placed later in the week.