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Eagles' Jackson misses second practice in a row with back strain

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who suffered a lower back strain in training-camp drills Saturday, again was held out of practice Monday morning at Lehigh University.

Jackson last year became the first player in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl at two positions -- receiver and punt returner. Jackson also missed both sessions Sunday.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Jackson was "doing all right," but didn't give any indication as to when the receiver might return.

Two others starters, middle linebacker Stewart Bradley and cornerback Asante Samuel, also were held out of practice Monday morning because of hamstring spasms. Bradley hadn't practiced Sunday, either, and Samuel also left practice Sunday with his injury.

Reserve running back Mike Bell strained a hamstring Sunday and didn't practice Monday morning.

Also missing Monday were wide receiver Jordan Norwood (hamstring) and center A.Q. Shipley (ankle). Starting guard Stacy Andrews (shoulder) and backup tight end Martin Rucker (hamstring) were injured during morning drills and didn't practice in the afternoon.

Defensive tackle Antonio Dixon suffered a head injury, and defensive back Macho Harris injured a hamstring during the afternoon session.

Guard Max Jean-Gilles returned after leaving Sunday's practice early because of dehydration. Tight end Brent Celek departed Monday morning's practice early, also because of dehydration, but was available in the afternoon.

The Eagles had placed starting guard Todd Herremans (foot), starting center Jamaal Jackson (knee) and reserve defensive end Victor Abiamiri (knee) on the physically unable to perform list at the beginning of camp.

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