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DeSean Jackson, Tim Jernigan are active for Bears vs. Eagles

The Eagles will have reinforcements on both sides of the ball for today's showdown against the Chicago Bears.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is back in the lineup for the first time since the Week 2 game in Atlanta. Jackson returned to practice in a limited fashion this week with an abdominal injury. Running back Darren Sproles also returns to the lineup after missing the past three games with a quadriceps injury.

Defensively, tackle Tim Jernigan is expected to start alongside Fletcher Cox after being sidelined with a foot injury since Week 2. Cornerback Avonte Maddox will play in the nickel after missing four games with a concussion and a neck injury suffered in Green Bay.

Defensive end Genard Avery, acquired Monday in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, is active to make his Eagles debut.

Here's a look at the players who are inactive:

LB Nigel Bradham: Out with an ankle injury for a third straight game. Rookie T.J. Edwards started in Bradham's place last week in Buffalo.

DE Daeshon Hall: The subpackage edge rusher was active for the past five games, but the addition of Avery adds another defensive end to the mix.

G Nate Herbig: Eagles continue to go with Matt Pryor and Halapoulivaati Vaitai as the backup offensive linemen. Isaac Seumalo is the backup center.

CB Sidney Jones: With the return of Ronald Darby, Maddox, and Jalen Mills in recent weeks, Jones is a healthy scratch.

DE Shareef Miller: With seven defensive ends on the active roster, the Eagles decide to sit the rookie, who made his NFL debut on special teams last week in Buffalo.

T Jason Peters: Will miss his third game in a row with a knee injury. Rookie Andre Dillard starts in place of Peters.

QB Nate Sudfeld: The Eagles decide to suit up two quarterbacks as they are healthier going into this game.

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