Eagles WR Jackson out against Falcons
Jackson, who leads the
“He felt pretty good today, but he’s not all the way back yet,”
Jackson, wide receiver
Westbrook will miss his third straight game since suffering his second concussion of the season in San Diego. The running back has missed six games.
Westbrook visited doctors in Pittsburgh this week and the news was somewhat encouraging. Still, he remains out indefinitely.
“(Trainer) Rick (Burkholder) has been in contact with the doctors in Pittsburgh,” Reid said. “We’ll see what happens next week. He’s been feeling better and that’s a plus.”
Jordan is out for the fourth straight week. The starting weakside linebacker returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, but was not on the field Friday.
“He’s just not quite ready,” Reid said. “He had a little bit of swelling there, so we backed off a bit.”
Jackson’s loss also will be felt in the return game.
Maclin also will replace Jackson as the team’s primary punt returner. Jackson has averaged 15.5 yards on 21 returns this year, while Maclin has lost four yards on three returns.
“It’s important when someone goes down for the next person to step up and play well,” Reid said. “That’s always been the case.”
After Jackson went down last week, Maclin came up big on the
“Chances are the ball will come my way more, obviously. When the opportunity arises you have to seize the moment,” the rookie first-round pick said. “In the NFL, careers are short. You have to go for it while you can.”
Philadelphia (7-4) is one game behind the Dallas