PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was officially ruled out for Sunday's game at Tennessee, while quarterback Michael Vick could return in backup role, head coach Andy Reid said on Friday.
Jackson suffered a concussion when he was involved in a violent collision with Atlanta cornerback Dunta Robinson that forced both players to leave the Eagles' win over the Falcons last Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Robinson was docked $50,000 for the hit.
Reid called Jackson's status "a real stretch" on Monday and will give the star wideout some extra recovery time with Philadelphia heading for a bye in Week 8.
Also missing the contest against the Titans for the 4-2 Eagles will be defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley (elbow) and offensive tackle Jason Peters (knee).
Bunkley, most likely out for the remainder of the season, suffered ligament damage in his elbow in an Oct. 10 win at San Francisco, while Peters is on the mend after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee on October 14.
Reid said Vick "will be up" for the Titans, however, the head coach did not stipulate if the signal-caller will be the backup to Kevin Kolb or serve as the third-stringer.
Vick, who has been progressing since suffering cartilage damage and a small fracture in his rib area in a loss to Washington on October 3, has missed the last two games.