Report: Eagles DT Malik Jackson expected to miss season


Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) tries to scramble from the pocket as he is pressured by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (55) and defensive tackle Malik Jackson (97) during the first half of a pre-season game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a Lisfranc injury Sunday, according to the NFL Network.

Jackson, 29, suffered the injury during Sunday’s 32-27 win over division rival Washington.

The former Jacksonville Jaguar and Denver Bronco signed a three-year, $30-million contract with Philadelphia in March.

The Eagles have a lot of depth along the defensive line, but the loss of Jackson is a blow to the team’s front-seven as the Northridge, Calif., native offers positional versatility for defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

Selected in the fifth round (137th overall) in the 2012 draft, Jackson has racked up 253 tackles (55 for loss), 32.5 sacks and 86 quarterback hits in 111 career NFL games.

Jackson was part of the 2015 Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, who smothered MVP Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in the title game with stifling defence and a dominant pass rush.

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