Eagles injury updates: DeSean Jackson ruled out, Alshon Jeffery 'optimistic' vs. Lions

Doug Pederson

"I mean it's a couple things", Pederson said when discussing the rare early-season practice-schedule shift.

The Lions come into Sunday's game after beating the Chargers in heart-wrenching fashion 13-10 in their home opener. Starting wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson both left early with injuries (a calf injury for the former and hamstring injury for the latter), though neither is believed to be serious.

"He'll obviously get the reps with the ones", Pederson said of Arcega-Whiteside.

© John Bazemore, AP Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. Expect tight end Zach Ertz to be hyper-targeted as well in the absence of Jackson and Jeffery. After meeting with medical personnel, it was revealed that Jackson is dealing with an abdominal strain, while Jeffery is recovering from a calf strain. "They're doing well and we'll have an update at the end of the week".

Philadelphia is also down two tackles with Malik Jackson and Tim Jernigan suffering serious foot injuries in back-to-back weeks.

Jernigan is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Last season, they had a Thursday game against the Giants in October. "If they gotta get any conditioning in between or after practice, they do their own conditioning today and tomorrow and the rest of this week".



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