Philadelphia Eagles: DeSean Jackson May Be Too Small to Survive in the NFL

November 28, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Maybe this sounds harsh, but it is entirely possible that no matter how fast, elusive and gifted he may be, DeSean Jackson is too small to play in the National Football League.
Listed at 5'10" and 175 pounds (per espn.go.com), Jackson frankly looks even smaller than that surrounded by the huge men he shares the field with on many Sundays.
Jackson was placed on the injured reserve list by the Philadelphia Eagles following their 30-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football. The injury was described by probable lame-duck head coach Andy Reid as having "multiple fractures...up high in his chest," according to USA Today.
This diagnosis was certainly consistent with the real-time reporting by Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who posted the following within 90 minutes of the game's end: 
"DeSean Jackson exited Monday night's game in the first quarter with a rib cartilage injury, but X-rays in the locker room were negative. The team said an MRI...

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