Eagles put DJax on IR, cut Babin

By Associated Press 12:44pm, November 27, 2012 - Updated 3:55pm, November 27, 2012
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson walks off the field after being hurt in Monday's game against Carolina. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
The Philadelphia Eagles will place wide receiver DeSean Jackson on injured reserve after he sustained multiple rib fractures in Monday night's loss to Carolina.

Jackson leads the team with 45 catches and 700 yards receiving, but has only two touchdowns. Coach Andy Reid says the injury could take six weeks to heal.

Reid says running back LeSean McCoy remains in phase one of his concussion recovery and Michael Vick is in the fourth of five stages. Vick has missed the last two games and McCoy didn't play against the Panthers.

The Eagles also released two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin in the first major roster move for a team that's lost seven straight games.

Babin had just 5.5 sacks after recording 18 last year. He signed a five-year, $28 million deal last summer after going to his first Pro Bowl with Tennessee following the 2010 season.

Coach Andy Reid says the Eagles cut Babin to give more playing time to younger players.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox injured his tailbone and offensive lineman King Dunlap sprained his knee. Neither will practice Wednesday.

The Eagles (3-8) visit Dallas (5-6) next Sunday night.

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