Cornerback Asante Samuel was excused for a personal reason, according to the Eagles. (UPDATE: There was a death in Samuel’s family.) The team had no official reason for Jackson’s absence.
Jackson has been the subject of (over)praise for handling his contract situation without skipping any work.
It remains to be seen if this absence is merely a warning shot from the wide receiver, a random occurrence, or the first step in a Pay DeSean campaign.