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Andy Reid Says That Jamaal Jackson Is Ahead Of Schedule

It was a bit of a surprise when the Eagles announced that they took center Jamaal Jackson off the PUP list. It was only late last season when he went down with a knee injury and he was expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season at the very least. So when came off the PUP list, Andy Reid was asked whether that was a sign he was ahead of schedule.

“I would probably say that. We’ve got to see how this part of it goes, but he’s done well to this point. They’re all different. A guy that has one of those ACL’s is a little different. We’ll see how it works.”

He was also asked whether he thought Jackson could be ready to play by opening day.

“It’s too soon. I can’t tell you that. I’ve got to see how his leg reacted after this practice, then it’s going to be the same thing the next day, and we’re just doing to take it day by day and see how he does, and make sure you don’t over work it. There’s a fine line there.”

At the start of camp Reid was very doubtful that Jackson would be ready for the season, now his tone is… cagey? Has to be good news.