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The start of DeSean Jackson's reunion with the Philadelphia Eagles may take a little longer than expected.

Jackson, who spent the first six seasons of his NFL career in the City of Brotherly Love before joining the Redskins in 2014, fractured his ring finger during the Eagles practice on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

The injury is expected to take 3-4 weeks to heal, which puts his status for Week 1 in jeopardy. According to Anderson, the 32-year-old receiver will test out a custom splint at practice on Wednesday, which if successful, would prevent Jackson from missing any time.

There will be a lot more clarity on the significance of Jackson's injury on Wednesday when the team releases their official injury report.

The Eagles host the Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 8 for Week 1 of the 2019 NFL regular season.

The last time Jackson suited up for the Eagles was in 2013, where he boasted a career-best 82 receptions for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns before he was shockingly cut by former head coach Chip Kelly the following March.

The speedy receiver spent the next three seasons with the Redskins, totaling 142 receptions for 2,702 yards and 14 touchdowns in 40 total games. He spent the last two years in Tampa Bay as the No. 2 wide receiver behind Mike Evans, but was unable to establish any form of chemistry with quarterback Jameis Winston. The Buccaneers traded Jackson back to the team that drafted him this past March.

 

Jackson is expected to have a significant role in the Eagles' offense. He stayed in Philadelphia all offseason to establish a connection with Carson Wentz, and the duo looked unstoppable during the early stages of training camp.

Now, it may take a little longer to see the pair in action together.

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