Report: DeSean Jackson's Hamstring Injury Believed to Be 'Minor' by Eagles

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson ahead of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is undergoing tests on a hamstring injury suffered during Sunday's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals, but according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the team believes the injury is a "minor strain."

Garafolo noted the Eagles were "cautious with him yesterday, as they've been with him overall." His availability for Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers is "TBD."

Jackson, who returned to the Eagles last year when he signed a three-year contract, started the season with 110 yards on eight catches through two games. Even at 33, the three-time Pro Bowler can be a capable deep threat for Carson Wentz.

After an impressive Week 1 with 154 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions against Washington last year, Jackson suffered an abdominal tear the following week and never fully recovered. He did play four offensive snaps in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears, but his season ended Nov. 5 when he had core muscle surgery.

The Eagles took steps to address their receiving corps this offseason, drafting Jalen Reagor, John Hightower and Quez Watkins. Reagor (21st overall pick) has only played in one game and is currently out with a torn thumb ligament, however, while Watkins is on injured reserve.

Injuries have been a problem for Jackson in recent years, as he hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2013 and has missed at least four games in three of the previous five seasons.

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