NFL Rumors: Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Out Indefinitely With Ankle Injury


An MRI on Friday morning confirmed that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be out indefinitely with an ankle sprain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported on Friday that Philadelphia feared Jackson suffered a high ankle sprain in Thursday night's win over the Giants.

The 33-year-old exited the game late in the fourth quarter after the Eagles sent him out for his first punt return. He took an illegal hit from the Giants' Corey Ballentine and his leg twisted under his own weight. Jackson could not put weight on his right leg while trainers helped him off the field.

Thursday night marked Jackson's first game back since Week 3 due to a hamstring injury. He ended the night with three catches for 34 yards in Philadelphia's 22-21 win over New York. The veteran's ankle sprain is the latest concern for an Eagles squad that's been plagued by injuries this season. 

Check out the latest news and rumors around the NFL:

  • The Giants have traded OLB Markus Golden to the Cardinals for a 2021 draft pick. (Field Yates, ESPN)
  • Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed that WR Emmanuel Sanders tested positive for COVID-19 and knows how he got it at home. The Saints did contact tracing with 20 people who tested negative, but the team will add CB Ken Crawley to the Reserve/COVID-19 list because of close contact with Sanders. (Team announcement)
  • Bengals RB Joe Mixon has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Browns. Mixon suffered a foot injury against the Colts last weekend. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • Eagles RT Lane Johnson suffered an MCL sprain during Thursday night's game and isn't expected to miss "much time." Johnson already has an ankle injury, so the time off will help both injuries heal. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • The Raiders and Broncos did not register any positive COVID-19 tests on Friday morning. Their games remain on track to be played on Sunday. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • Las Vegas' offensive linemen on the Reserve/COVID-19 list have a chance to play on Sunday "because they are high-risk close contacts." However, safety Johnathan Abram does not since he's listed as having contact with Trent Brown on Tuesday and would not be cleared in time. Brown tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • Browns TE Austin Hooper will miss Sunday's game against the Bengals with appendicitis. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Hooper was having his appendix removed Friday. (Team announcement)
  • The Cowboys do not expect guard Zack Martin to play at Washington on Sunday. Martin remains in the NFL's concussion protocol as of Friday morning. (Team announcement)