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.
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.
»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.
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.
»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.
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 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.