Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DJack targets second game

Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson will sit out Eagles' opener Thursday.

But Jackson expects to be in football shape for the second preseason one week from Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"I should be ready for the next preseason game," Jackson said after the Wednesday morning walkthrough. "So i'll just have some fun and coach (teammates) up a little bit."

With Jackson idle, having held out of camp to make a statement about his contract, Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Jason Avant and Riley Cooper wil start at wide receivers in the Eagles' preseason opener Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens at the Linc.

The game also is the Eagles debut of quarterback Vince Young and running back Ronnie Brown, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, who should see action in the first half. Ryan Harris will start at right offensive tackle.

Looking at the additions Jackson likes the extra firepower and anticipates the offense being able "to be able turn it up to another notch this year."


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