Instant analysis: Eagles promote Tyree Jackson to the active roster

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 30: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Tyree Jackson (80) catches a pass during Philadelphia Eagles training camp on July 30, 2021 at Novacare Complex in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles received some good news ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the Los Angeles Chargers. Tight End Tyree Jackson has been activated from injured reserve and will be eligible to play on Sunday.

Whether we see Tyree Jackson take to the field or not is another discussion entirely, but we should at least expect Jackson to make his full Eagles debut within the next couple of weeks.

Jackson began his transition to TE less than 12 months ago, but you’d find that hard to believe watching him during the offseason. The former Bills QB stole the spotlight all summer long and was primed for a preseason breakout prior to picking up a back injury during a practice. Standing at 6’7, 249 lbs, Jackson turned heads from the get-go and will be looking to pick up where he left off.

Howie Roseman found it hard not to gush over the 23-year-old’s potential when discussing the future of the TE position after trading Zach Ertz.

Then you talk about our young guys, and I think what changed a little for us was the surprise of camp, and it was just camp because we didn’t see it in the preseason games was Tyree [Jackson] and just seeing how he’s working to get back and the skills that he has in his body.

We want to make sure that we’re going into next year knowing as much as we could. If he’s going to look like he did during training camp, like, that’s going to be a player for us. But he’s got to show it in games. And this is an opportunity for him to come back and for us to see that. We don’t think that’s just a shot in the dark. We think this guy’s got some traits.

After impressing so much this offseason, fans were excited to see what Jackson would look like in Sirianni’s offense. With Zach Ertz now out of the equation, there is a clear path to TE2 for the big-bodied pass-catcher to take. It will be really interesting to see how he fares over the remainder of the season, especially since it will be his first real exposure to regular season snaps as a whole not just as a tight end.

The ceiling is high for Jackson and his name is naturally associated with a lot of excitement. Keep an eye to see if he’s among the inactives on Sunday or if Sirianni wants to drop him straight into the deep end.

Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire

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