DeSean Jackson out of Pro Bowl

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Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson will not suit up for Sunday's Pro Bowl game. (Ron Cortes / Staff file photo)

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has pulled out of the Pro Bowl due to injury.

Jackson tweaked his left knee and did not practice today in Honolulu, according to an NFL spokesman.

An Eagles spokesman said he talked to the trainer at the Pro Bowl and the injury is considered very minor. "DeSean says he's good," the spokesman said.

Jackson injured the same knee in the first quarter of the Eagles' playoff loss to Green Bay. He returned in the second quarter, but did not make a catch until the fourth quarter. He finished with two receptions for 47 yards.

Jackson was on the field with the NFC during practice, and in a session with reporters afterward, he did not make any reference to an injury. He did practice Wednesday.

A roster change was announced shortly after practice. Jackson will be replaced by Dallas receiver Miles Austin, who will be making his second consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl.

Jackson also refused to talk about his contract situation. "I'm not really talking about that," he said.

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With the parting between Tennesse and coach Jeff Fisher now official, Andy Reid will be the longest tenured coach in the NFL.

Fisher was named the head coach of the then-Houston Oilers in 1994. Reid was named the head coach of the Eagles in 1999.

 


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