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WR DeSean Jackson, QB Sam Darnold out for Sunday's Jets-Eagles game

Head coach Doug Pederson announced on Friday morning that wide receiver DeSean Jackson (abdomen) will be out for the Jets-Eagles matchup on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. He has been sidelined since the Falcons game on September 15. Jackson saw 11 snaps in the Week 2 matchup before having to leave the game.

"DeSean's out," Pederson said. "Obviously, he's a runner. He's a sprinter, so you have to be careful. He's doing everything in his power to get back out there. We'll evaluate him next again week and see where he is at."

Tackle Jason Peters (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday. Pederson acknowledged that Peters will be ready to go for the game.

"He felt something, but he's fine. He'll play," Pederson said.

As for the cornerbacks, Pederson expects Sidney Jones (hamstring) to be ready to go for the matchup in two days. Jones would join Rasul Douglas, Craig James, and Orlando Scandrick as the four cornerbacks set to take on the Jets. With injuries affecting this position group, Pederson is confident in the players who will take the field on Sunday.

"I believe we'll have four," Pederson said regarding the healthy cornerbacks on the roster.

After an hour-long practice, the official injury report came out. Cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring), tight end Alex Ellis (knee), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (abdomen), defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (foot), and cornerback Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck) did not practice and will be out for the game on Sunday.

Cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring) and tackle Jason Peters (knee) were both limited in practice today. Jones is questionable for the Jets-Eagles matchup. Defensive end Derek Barnett (groin) and center Jason Kelce (not injury related – personal) were full participants in practice.

Meanwhile, the New York Jets announced that quarterback Sam Darnold will miss a third straight game due to mononucleosis. Luke Falk will start at quarterback.

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