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Pederson: DeSean Jackson to miss significant time due to lower-body injury

Head Coach Doug Pederson provided some injury updates on Friday following the Eagles' 22-21 win over the Giants on Thursday night:

• WR DeSean Jackson will miss "significant time" with a lower-body injury suffered while fielding a punt return in the fourth quarter. Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine was flagged for lowering the helmet to initiate contact on the tackle. While on the ground, Jackson put the ball on the ground. Giants tight end Kaden Smith, thinking it was live, pounced on the ball, landing on Jackson's leg. Jackson threw his helmet off in disgust. He was helped to the sideline before eventually going into the locker room on a cart.

The Eagles are deep at wide receiver with seven players on the active roster, not including rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor, who is on Injured Reserve with a thumb injury. Still, the Eagles featured Jackson heavily early in the game. It was Jackson's first action since the Week 3 Bengals contest, where he suffered a hamstring injury.

• T Lane Johnson exited the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Johnson was already battling an ongoing ankle injury. Pederson didn't rule out Johnson playing against the Cowboys, but would need to see where he's at next week. Matt Pryor replaced Johnson at right tackle. The Eagles also have Brett Toth on the active roster and Prince Tega Wanogho on the practice squad.

• DT Hassan Ridgeway suffered a season-ending bicep injury against the Giants, per Pederson. Ridgeway was the team's No. 4 defensive tackle, but a strong depth piece. Defensive tackle T.Y. McGill was elevated from the practice squad for last night's game because of Malik Jackson's quadricep injury. The Eagles also have rookie Raequan Williams on the practice squad.

• LB T.J. Edwards and S Rudy Ford appear close to returning from Injured Reserve, per Pederson. Both players suffered hamstring injuries against the 49ers.

The Eagles have a mini-bye weekend ahead of their Week 8 showdown at home against the Dallas Cowboys.

Pederson said the team would have to wait until next week to learn more about players like wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back Miles Sanders, and others.

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