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Pederson: DeSean Jackson to play, Alshon Jeffery likely out for TNF

Eagles could get reinforcements at wide receiver against the Giants.

DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field on September 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery continue to work their way back to health with a Thursday night game against the Giants up shortly. Coach Doug Pederson sounded optimistic that Jackson would return, but believes Jeffery will have trouble with the short turnaround for Thursday, per Jeff McLane.

With Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz added to the casualty report, Jackson’s presence is much needed. Travis Fulgham will remain the No. 1 receiver, but will likely have trouble with cornerback James Bradberry. Jackson will be needed.