Bucs WR DeSean Jackson is questionable to play in Week 2
After an explosive season debut, Tampa Bay Buccaneers veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson may not have the chance to follow that performance up this coming Sunday, as he’s currently labeled questionable for Week 2’s matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles due to a concussion and a shoulder injury, per Carmen Vitali of the Bucs’ official website.
However, Jackson managed to practice in full with the team on Friday, which can be taken as a very good sign for his chances to play against his former team.
In last week’s 48-40 upset win of the Bucs over the New Orleans Saints on the road, Jackson was among the key reasons of his team’s success. Jackson toyed with the Saints’ leaky pass defense and put up an impressive stat line of 146 receiving yards and a touchdown while catching all five targets.
DeSean Jackson could have added more to his numbers in the Saints game, but he left the game in the fourth quarter after getting hurt while completing a 35-yard catch.
Jackson, assuming he’ll get cleared for Sunday’s contest, may find receiving yards harder to come by against the Eagles’ stout defense that held Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to only 251 passing yards and zero touchdowns on 43 passes last week.
Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin will be on standby in case Jackson will not be given a green light to play. Godwin caught three of four targets and finished with 41 receiving yards and a touchdown back in Week 1.