Roundup: Eagles' DeSean Jackson returning to practice

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  • By Adam Maya NFL.com
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DeSean Jackson is officially on the mend.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the veteran wide receiver, who's been sidelined since Week 2 with an abdomen injury, is expected to return to practice this week. Jackson has been limited to running and rehab for the better part of two months. Pederson noted he'll be incorporated Wednesday, which means his status for Sunday's game against the Bears remains unclear.

But the Philadelphia fan favorite appears to be close to getting back on the field. His Week 1 performance likely provided a lasting memory for an offense that has struggled all season. Jackson led the team with eight catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns in his first game back with the Eagles.

Jackson isn't the only player returning to the fold for Philly. Pederson said running back Darren Sproles (quad) will participate Wednesday. Additionally, rookie running back Miles Sanders is day to day after further tests on his shoulder came back negative. He ran for 74 yards versus in Sunday's win over the Bills.

Pederson said offensive tackle Jason Peters (knee) will not practice this week, and linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle) isn't ready to either.

Here is other news we're monitoring Monday:

»  Dolphins CB Ken Webster (ankle) and CB Xavien Howard (knee) both sustained injuries during 'MNF' and never returned to the game. Miami coach Brian Flores told reporters that Howard will undergo an MRI on his knee injury on Tuesday.

Steelers G Ramon Foster left the game to be evaluated for a concussion and didn't return while RB Benny Snell didn't return after sustaining a knee injury. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Foster is in the concussion protocol.

Tomlin added that running back James Conner suffered a shoulder injury against Miami and will have his AC joint evaluated.

The Miami Dolphins have announced the following inactives for Monday Night Football: S Reshad Jones, RB Myles Gaskin, C Daniel Kilgore, C/G Keaton Sutherland, T Andrew Donnal, WR Isaiah Ford and DE Avery Moss.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the following inactives for 'MNF': QB Paxton Lynch, CB Justin Layne, RB Jaylen Samuels, LB Ulysees Gilbert III, OL Chukwuma Okorafor, TE Zach Gentry and DE L.T. Walton.

»  New York Jets coach Adam Gase says C.J. Mosley (groin) will be out five to six weeks. Mosley met with a specialist but is trying to avoid surgery.

Gase adds quarterback Sam Darnold is expected to play through the left thumb injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.

»  Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced quarterback Kyle Allen will start again this week as Cam Newton (foot) continues his rehab. Carolina hosts the Titans on Sunday.

Rivera said tackle Greg Little is still in the concussion protocol and there is no timetable for his return. But Rivera does not believe the injury is season ending.

»  X-Rays were negative for Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson, but he'll have more tests done on his injured ankle, according to Rapoport. The veteran lineman exited Oakland's Week 8 loss to the Texans with the injury.

»  Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil's shoulder injury is considered minor, per Rapoport.

»  Denver Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James aggravated the same knee he previously injured, Rapoport reported.

»  The New England Patriots are bringing back quarterback Cody Kessler, Rapoport reported. He stayed in the New England area since being released.

»  Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds will likely miss a few weeks with a hamstring strain, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Arizona traded for Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake on Monday.

»  Washington Redskins coach Bill Callahan said quarterback Case Keenum didn't practice Monday and remains in the concussion protocol. Callahan added that Dwayne Haskins will start Sunday against the Bills if Keenum isn't available.

Redskins running back Derrius Guice returned to practice on Monday. Washington expects Guice to return against the Jets in Week 11. The back has missed all but one game this season with a torn meniscus.

»  The Cleveland Browns announced they have traded edge rusher Genard Avery to the Eagles for a 2021 undisclosed pick.

»  Falcons coach Dan Quinn said if they had a game this weekend, he believes Matt Ryan (ankle) would be able to play. He anticipates Ryan being able to go when the Falcons return from the bye.

Quinn said defensive end John Cominsky suffered a sprained ankle Sunday and he's hopeful the rookie will be able to play Week 10 versus the Saints.

The Falcons announced they have waived quarterback Danny Etling and cornerback D.J. White.

»  The Dolphins activated defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche off the physically unable to perform list. Miami also claimed former Texans cornerback Xavier Crawford; the transaction won't go through until Tuesday.

»  The Tennessee Titans have re-signed defensive lineman Matt Dickerson and waived defensive back Kareem Orr, whom they promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 26.

»  Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed center Justin Britt tore his ACL in Sunday's win and will need season-ending surgery.

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