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Doug Pederson gives injury update on DeSean Jackson

Head coach Doug Pederson met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss the major injury updates from the Eagles' 22-14 victory over the Bears. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson made his return to the field on Sunday for the first time since Week 2, when he sustained an abdomen injury. After only seeing four snaps against the Bears, Jackson exited the game with "discomfort" and did not return.

"As I said after the game, he did feel some discomfort in there," Pederson said. "For really precautionary measures, we kept him out. We are gathering some more information on him. Obviously, this is our bye week, so we're going to get all the information and see where we're at with him."

The Eagles will get a second and third opinion on Jackson's injury during the bye week. Even though he only had one reception for 5 yards, Pederson does not regret putting him in the game at all.

"Going into the game, his rehab, what he had been doing, he had been busting his tail to get back out on the field," Pederson said. "He had a really good week of practice. We limited him even in practice, but what he could do, he was feeling good. I have no regrets putting him out there."

With the knee injury to nine-time Pro Bowl tackle Jason Peters that has sidelined him since Week 6, first-round draft pick Andre Dillard has shined and taken advantage of this opportunity. Pederson praised Dillard's ability to step into that role, but knows it is Peters' job when the time is right.

"I've been really impressed with Andre," Pederson said. "He had another good game yesterday with those two pass rushers (Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd). He's been a bright spot for us. I do think when JP is healthy and comes back, it is still JP's position moving forward."

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