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Eagles DT Malik Jackson Reportedly Expected to Miss Entire Season With Foot Injury

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 08: Malik Jackson #97 of the Philadelphia Eagles is carted off into the locker room in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on September 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 32-27. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles made sure to stock up on defensive line depth, but they're now experiencing significant issues with that after Week 1.

Malik Jackson, who the Eagles signed to a sizable three-year deal in the offseason, is already reportedly expected to miss the entire year with a Lisfranc injury.

That's going to change a lot along the defensive front, considering Jackson was expected to be a force next to Fletcher Cox on the inside. Now it seems as if Timmy Jernigan will slide into the familiar role and help the Eagles stay fierce up front.

Let's also not forget about Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry, who can create havoc in the middle of the D-line. The biggest question is, could this lead to the return of Chris Long?

Perhaps it could, but the Eagles might want to reserve those reps for young pass rushers Derek Barnett and Josh Sweat, both of whom the team is hoping will make an impact this year.

Plus, Long's a Ringer podcaster now.