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DeSean Jackson Injury: The Latest on the Eagles Receiver's Status

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09:  Wide receiver DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs by defensive back Joe Haden #23 of the Cleveland Browns  their season opener at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIISeptember 16, 2012

DeSean Jackson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday's practice, and did not practice Thursday. It is unknown exactly how Jackson injured the hamstring. He did play the entire game on Sunday, suggesting the injury is an isolated incident. 

However, he did practice Friday, which is a very encouraging sign for fantasy owners. 

Jackson is a game-time decision, but it is not clear how serious his injury his. If he does play, it's not not yet known how the injury will affect him on the field, if at all. 

If Jackson does end up playing Sunday, he could not be facing a more difficult matchup. The Philadelphia Eagles are going up against the Baltimore Ravens, who, according to, have not allowed more than one passing touchdown in 19 straight games, a truly remarkable stat. The Ravens also have physical cornerbacks.

Additionally, Jeremy Maclin is questionable with a hip injury and he is also a game-time decision. If Maclin sits and Jackson plays, the Ravens will focus all their energies on Jackson, making it difficult for him to pick up yards. 

Last week, Jackson had four receptions for 77 yards against the Browns. That's an average of 19.3 yards per reception. 

Exercise caution when deciding to play Jackson. Make sure there are no better options before plugging him in your starting lineup. Also check the inactives report Sunday morning, due to the uncertain nature of the Jackson injury. 

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