Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson expects wide receiver DeSean Jackson to return from his hamstring injury for Thursday's game against the Giants.
Jackson has been trending this way since practicing in a limited capacity before being ruled out last week. Jackson is not the same dynamic playmaker he has been in the past, but the Eagles have been decimated by injuries on the offensive side of the ball so his return will at least provide Carson Wentz with another weapon downfield. Jackson will be tough to start outside of deep leagues in his first game back.
He just hasn’t been doing a lot of slinging this season under new head coach Joe Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
As the story said, the question is whether he’ll do it against the 1-4-1 Eagles on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field in what amusingly has become a potential season-turning showdown for first place in the NFC East. The story added Jones has not been throwing the ball down the field this season the way he was in 2019, and the reason likely is two-fold: new coaches and a new system and a more cautious approach he’s taking to try to eliminate his turnover issues.