DeSean Jackson saw just 67 snaps throughout his injury-plauged 2019 return to Philadelphia, which was doubly disappointing for Eagles fans considering how well his first game with Carson Wentz went.

In case you forgot, he caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns and the Eagles torched Washington’s defense en route to a 1-0 start. It was awesome.

Jackson, 33, underwent core muscle surgery in the fall, and according to an Instagram post Tuesday from the man himself, it seems the veteran wideout is progressing nicely on his road back from injury.

The video shows Jackson in Lakers shorts and a white t-shirt, running a series of out, post, and dig routes on a soccer field. 

Jackson said in the caption that it’s the first time he’s run routes since December:

Five months off from running routes for a guy as competitive as Jackson probably wasn’t easy, especially considering how excited he was to return to Philadelphia after years away.

Jackson is entering his 13th season in the NFL, which explains why the Eagles added plenty of insurance in last week’s NFL Draft, picking speedy wideouts in Jalen Reagor and John Hightower, and trading for former 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin.

All that said, if Jackson is healthy this season, we saw in Week 1 last year what kind of an impact he can have on the Eagles’ offense.

Jackson made it clear on his Instagram story Tuesday that he still sees himself as a primary option:

DeSean Jackson seems ready for the 2020 season. pic.twitter.com/fN9TQrEClu

— Adam Hermann (@adamwhermann) April 28, 2020

He’s still one of the league’s most dangerous burners, and his ability to stretch the field will only help Carson Wentz and the Birds defend their NFC East title.

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The Eagles’ final 2020 draft pick, Stanford linebacker Casey Toohill, didn’t move the needle very much for Birds fans. But a look at his combine numbers could raise some eyebrows, and perhaps offer insight to his on-field potential.

A site called mockdraftable.com contains statistics for all NFL Combine participants dating back to 1999. Search for any player who did the Combine, and it will reveal their height, weight, 40-yard dash time, 3-cone drill and more. It will also provide comparisons to other players at their position whose Combine numbers most closely resemble the stats for the player for whom you searched.

Toohill’s numbers rank among the top tier in the database for height, weight, and arm length, as well as broad jump and vertical leap. And a look at Toohill’s closest comps shows a name familiar to Eagles fans: LB/DE Connor Barwin, now the special assistant to GM Howie Roseman.

Barwin played four seasons for the Eagles from 2013-2016, collecting 31.5 sacks, and making the Pro Bowl in 2014. He was drafted by the Texans in the 2nd round in 2009. A look at the Combine numbers for Barwin and Toohill is strikingly similar:

Barwin didn’t make a splash until his third NFL season, and largely played outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, but his athleticism and agility helped make him a solid 10-year NFL veteran, totalling 56.5 career sacks. If the Eagles can get anywhere close to that from Toohill, the 233rd pick in the draft, that would certainly be a feather in Howie Roseman’s cap.

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On the latest Eagle Eye podcast, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro break down Howie Roseman’s comments as he continues a media tour to explain the 53rd overall pick. 

Breaking down a few of Roseman’s talking points, including the Eagles’ love for Carson Wentz, the memory of missing Russell Wilson and the combination theory. Plus, a closer look at how Jalen Hurts might fit into the Eagles offense. 

The Eagles picked up Derek Barnett’s fifth-year option. And with the success of The Last Dance, Roob and Dave pick the years in Eagles history they’d most want to see a documentary about. 

• The Howie Roseman media tour rolls on • Eagles still love Carson Wentz • How Russell Wilson played a role in No. 53 • Eagles looked at combinations at 53 • How will Hurts fit in the Eagles offense? • Derek Barnett’s option gets picked up• The good and bad of Barnett • Roob’s pick for an Eagles documentary • The time Jerome Brown almost killed him 

• Dave gives his pick for a documentary series too 

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