Eagles’ Jackson Undergoing Tests on Hamstring, Goedert to Miss ‘Some Time’
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson appeared on the field for just 28 snaps in the teams tie against the Bengals on Sunday, which was just 31% of the snaps.
Now we have a better understanding why.
According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Jackson is having his hamstring looked at, with the possibility of a minor strain. Jackson caught just two passes for 11 yards, sitting out most of the second half with the hamstring injury.
"DeSean is going to be a little more day to day," Pederson said on Monday. "Again, the lower body. Day to day, optimistic for the game this week."
In two games this season Jackson has eight catches for 11 yards and no touchdowns in 16 targets.
His status for Sunday night against San Francisco is TBD per Garafolo.
Maybe the more alarming stat is that rookie John Hightower played the most snaps among the Eagles wide receivers, with 78 snaps. Greg Ward was next with 76.
It also appears that the team will be without tight end Dallas Goedert for some time as well according to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Goedert left the game late in the first quarter on Sunday with an ankle injury and did not return.
"In the matter of Dallas Goedert, it appears it's a lower body," Pederson stated. "It appears that he's going to miss some time. Just don't have a timetable yet, but he is going to miss some time here with us."
Goedert is a major loss, with 12 catches for 131 yards and one touchdown on the season. The Eagles run a lot of their offense out of 12 personnel with Goedert and Zach Ertz.
They will not need to figure a way to replace Goedert. Reagor and potentially Jackson with San Francisco, Baltimore and Pittsburgh coming up the next three weeks.
Another player that could miss some time moving forward is cornerback Avonte Maddox, who Pederson described as having a lower body injury.
"Avonte Maddox, another one lower body: said pederson. "Probably also going to maybe miss some time here with us as well."