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Doug Pederson ‘optimistic’ DeSean Jackson will return against Bears

After missing almost half the season with an abdomen injury, DeSean Jackson seems ready to return to the field against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, according to Doug Pederson on Friday.

“We are going to get through today, again. He’s had a great week of practice,” Pederson said. “He’s been limited on the injury report all week. We’ll get through today and tomorrow and we’re optimistic that he can play.”

Despite Jackson having practiced as a limited participant this week, the Eagles expect to see him return to play at the Linc Sunday.

With the Eagles making no moves prior to this week’s trade deadline, it certainly won’t hurt the Eagles’ somewhat-inadequate passing game to have Jackson back.

Jackson showcased his talents for just one game this season, against the Redskins, by having received eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns, to seize victory. Obviously, Wentz could certainly use him again.

Without Jackson these past six weeks, the Eagles have been playing as a run-first offense, but now they hope to alter their approach accordingly.

[via Yahoo! Sports]

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