Jackson has been out since Week 2 with a strained hamstring. He did make his practice debut Wednesday, a positive sign he could be close to a return to game action.
But don't count on it just yet.
Here are the rest of the injury updates from around the NFL:
- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was on the field Thursday, one day after sitting out practice with an ankle injury. His availability for Week 8 has never been in doubt, but any injury involving Manning is going to be noteworthy. A reporter for The Denver Post thought Manning looked fine Thursday.
- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson revealed Thursday that a bruised hamstring has made him "hesitant" in recent weeks. The reigning MVP said he's been dealing with the issue for "four to five weeks," but he believes he's now cleared the mental hurdle that's come with the injury. Fun fact: Peterson must average 149 rushing yards per game for the rest of the season to hit the 2,000-yard milestone again.
- Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin continues to be held hostage by his balky hamstrings. Austin was held out of practice Thursday, a day after working with teammates on a limited basis. With Terrance Williams playing well in the No. 2 receiver role, don't be surprised if Austin sits until he gets closer to 100 percent.