Eddie Jackson back for limited practice with Bears

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Safety Eddie Jackson was a major playmaker for the Bears for most of the 2018 regular season, but they had to play without him the last two weeks.

Jackson hurt his ankle while recording his sixth interception of the season in a Week 15 win over the Packers and he remained out of practice on Wednesday. Head coach Matt Nagy said that Jackson tested his ankle on Wednesday, but the team felt it was better to keep him out.

Thursday brought a better result. Jackson was a limited participant in the session and another day of work on Friday would be a good sign for his chances of playing against the Eagles.

Linebacker Aaron Lynch (elbow) was the only player to sit out of practice with an injury. Wide receivers Taylor Gabriel (ribs), Anthony Miller (shoulder) and Allen Robinson II (ribs) were all full participants.

9 responses to “Eddie Jackson back for limited practice with Bears

  1. Get yourself healthy Eddie. We will need you next week. I’m optimistic that the Bears will beat the Eagles so if your not ready, don’t rush it. Go Bears all the way…

  2. He’s a major factor. Just knowing what he can do back there has to make QBs think twice about attempting certain throws they would otherwise just let fly.

  3. This is a big deal. Mack gets all press (and he certainly is an excellent player), but Jackson has been the Bears best player on either side of the ball over the course of the season.

    He just had the best season of any safety since Ed Reed in 2004 and it has apparently gone completely under the radar. Foles likes to throw those deep rainbows…not gonna fly with Jackson owning the back end.

  4. He didn’t even play last week and that defense destroyed us. The Eagles are going to get smoked!

  5. vikingf0rlife says:
    January 3, 2019 at 6:42 pm
    He didn’t even play last week and that defense destroyed us. The Eagles are going to get smoked!

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    Gotta love it when Vikings fans have so many layers of hurt from all the losing and near misses that they are actually trying to extract vicarious revenge on the Eagles by rooting for their division rival to beat them.

  6. therealtrenches says:
    January 3, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    vikingf0rlife says:
    January 3, 2019 at 6:42 pm
    He didn’t even play last week and that defense destroyed us. The Eagles are going to get smoked!

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    Gotta love it when Vikings fans have so many layers of hurt from all the losing and near misses that they are actually trying to extract vicarious revenge on the Eagles by rooting for their division rival to beat them.

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    Just in case you forgot, up until last year……the Eagles where identical to the Vikings since 1960 as far as failure to win a Superbowl. The Vikings are not the rival of the Bears. Everyone and their mother that knows anything about the NFL knows it’s the Packers and that it is the oldest rivalry in all of sports.

  7. This is a big deal. Mack gets all press (and he certainly is an excellent player), but Jackson has been the Bears best player on either side of the ball over the course of the season.
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    Nope… jackson actually played a huge role in costing them games in all 4 losses… overran medium crossing routes late vs gbay, miami and NE that went for 75, 75 & 55 yard TDS when if under control he corrals the in for 15-20 yard gains. Blew coverage on Beckham reverse pass for 50 yard TD… which is a bit of an outlier.

    He’s cleaned up pursuit angles since early in the year but they huge game costing mistakes. He’s maybe been the most dynamic but not the best player on D all year.

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