Eddie Jackson didn’t play a snap on Sunday

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The condition of Bears safety Eddie Jackson‘s ankle was closely monitored in the days leading up to Sunday’s game against the Eagles and the final word appeared to be positive because Jackson was on the 46-man roster for the Wild Card contest.

Jackson never got off of the sideline, however. Deon Bush got the start in the secondary and Jackson never played in the 16-15 Bears loss.

Jackson said after the game that he wanted to believe he was able to cover Eagles receivers, but “in reality you really can’t” do what’s necessary.

“I didn’t want to go out there and not be able to perform to the level that I can, that I know I can,” Jackson said, via NBC Sports Chicago. “So there was no point to going out there and having a bad game to hurt the team. That was just the biggest thing, don’t go out there and try to be a superhero, you can’t perform, you hurt the team giving up big plays and stuff like that. But the s–t sucks, man, It sucks. We fought this hard, do everything to come this far and — it’s football, man.”

Jackson will have an extended wait for his next chance to get on the field after Chicago fell short on Sunday.

3 responses to “Eddie Jackson didn’t play a snap on Sunday

  1. This, and the inexplicable deactivation of Trey Burton after a “groin injury” in the wee hours of Sunday morning, both warrant some investigative reporting by the Chicago media. The vibe of the whole Bears team was off yesterday and you saw the results on the field. Nagy has done a mostly great job this season but the coaching yesterday came up well short.

  2. Injuries can be devastating to a team. The Eagles had to play without their starting QB, and they didn’t have any of their big time RB’s either. They also lost their shut down CB, Ronald Darby earlier in the year, and his replacement was getting torched all say.

  3. When Nagy told Burton that he was going to install the Chicago/Philly special (back in October), Burton started having panic attacks. One wonders if he started feeling similar queazy about playing his former teammates.

    If so, ‘groin injury’ was a polite way for the Bears to announce his problem.

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