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Week 13 Outlook
Eddie Jackson was placed on the injured reserve on Tuesday, which effectively ends his 2022-23 campaign.
Early reports pointed towards Jackson's season being over after suffering the injury in Week 12, but this move basically confirms that. With their starting safety out, the Bears have already made a move by signing former Tennessee Titan Adrian Colbert.
Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson is inactive for Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jackson's status was in serious doubt following a week of missed practices. The former All-Pro has been inconsistent from an IDP perspective but remains a critical piece of the Bears secondary. His absence should help loosen things up for the Steelers in both the passing and the running games. Jackson has started in 70 of a possible 72 games since joining the Bears and will be missing his first contest since 2018.
Bears' S Eddie Jackson (COVID-19) has been activated from the league's Reserve/COVID-19 list and will be available to play against the Packers in Week 12, per Ian Rapoport.
Jackson hasn't missed a game yet this season and his activation from the COVID-19 reserve list is a welcome sign for the Bears' defense, as they will do their best to contain Packers' star QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night. Jackson has been a force, tallying 58 tackles, three forced fumbles, two pass deflections and a fumble recovery in 10 games for Chicago this season. The Bears D/ST can be streamed in fantasy for Week 12 but there is some risk involved facing Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams.
Eddie Jackson was spotted in meetings and workouts with the wide receivers at Bears camp on Friday.
The explosive safety out of Alabama has been a huge playmaker for the Bears since getting drafted in the fourth round in 2017. In three seasons he has 10 interceptions, five forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries totaling 324 return yards and five touchdowns. Bears' ex-coach Lovie Smith notoriously ruined Devin Hester's career as a defender and special teams threat by switching him over to offense, and Bears fans everywhere are hoping that this won't happen to Jackson. Expect to see more trick plays and versatility from Matt Nagy's offense in 2020.
Eddie Jackson finished Sunday’s 22-14 loss to the Eagles with 10 solo tackles.
Hopefully, Sunday’s performance is a turning point for Jackson who currently has 33 total tackles and zero interceptions through Week 9. He can be left on waivers in most IDP leagues.