DeSean Jackson absent at Eagles practice

September 16, 2020 - 10:36 am

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was not at practice on Wednesday as reported by 94WIP's Eliot Shorr-Parks.

Jackson tweeted after the game on Sunday that he was not hurt and didn't get hurt during the game.

Whether Jackson is sitting out of practice due to an injury or for another reason, speculation about the veteran pass-catchers' roll in the offense is mounting after just one game. Out of the 68 offensive plays the Eagles ran against the Washington Football Team, Jackson was on the field for just 38 of them. He was targeted seven times and hauled in two catches for 46 yards.

Here is what Doug Pederson had to say about Jackson's usage at his press conference on Monday:

“Obviously, he’s a big part of the offense. At the same time, we want to make sure he’s a guy who’s healthy and fresh for us down the long haul here. I think each week, I would anticipate his rep count to increase as we go. We’re going to be smart with him, but we also know he’s an explosive receiver for us, and we want to get him on the field as much as possible moving forward.”

Last season, Jackson missed 13 games due to a core-muscle tear that he eventually got surgery on.

Wednesday's practice was in full pads. The good news for Eagles fans: both Lane Johnson and Javon Hargrave were participating in practice.

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