Source: Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Tyree Jackson Tears ACL
The frustration continues for Philadelphia Eagles reserve tight end, Tyree Jackson, who caught his first ever touchdown in the teams loss to Dallas on Saturday night.
After first reporting that the team felt Jackson avoided an ACL injury in the game, Mike Garofolo of the NFL Network reports Jackson did in fact suffer the injury.
He ends his seaaon with three catches for 22 yards in a touchdown, all established in the season finale, after missing the first eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his back in August during training camp.
Jackson is an interesting prospect, that stands 6-foot-7 and is a former college quarterback at the University of Buffalo.
The team felt he could be a factor in the passing game, going back to his training camp performance.
"Then you talk about our young guys, and I think what changed a little for us was the surprise of camp, and it was just camp because we didn't see it in the preseason games was Tyree [Jackson] and just seeing how he's working to get back and the skills that he has in his body," Howie Roseman said back in camp.
"If he's going to look like he did during training camp, like, that's going to be a player for us. But he's got to show it in games. And this is an opportunity for him to come back and for us to see that. We don't think that's just a shot in the dark. We think this guy's got some traits."
Unfortunately, with all the injuries, it appears we might not get to see his traits on full display and his development will take another pause.