Philadelphia Eagles’ Center Jamaal Jackson Says He Could Start Week One

July 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While most people, including myself, are talking about the three-way battle at center between Mike McGlynn, A.Q. Shipley, and Nick Cole to take over for the injured Jamaal Jackson, there's at least one guy who thinks the battle is already over—Jackson.

"I feel good about it. (Head athletic trainer) Rick (Burkholder) and his staff have done a great job preparing me rehab-wise and getting my knee right," said Jackson. "I've been progressing ever since. Right now, I'm being positive about it."

It's also of interest to note that Jackson has been running and working on pass-protection drills for a little while now, and is certainly ahead of schedule.

While it would be a bit surprising to see Jackson snapping the ball in week one when the Birds take on the Green Bay Packers, it's not without precedent. It will, after all, be about nine months after suffering the injury and with the progress made in these types of surgeries, it's definitely not out of the ques...

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