DeSean Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson walks off the field with an injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Michael Perez

PHILADELPHIA - The problems just keep piling up for the Eagles.

Eagles coach Andy Reid announced Tuesday that wide receiver DeSean Jackson will miss the rest of the season with broken ribs.

Jackson left Monday's 30-22 loss to Carolina in the first quarter after a 2-yard gain on an end around. The team announced Monday night that Xrays were negative, but Reid said Tuesday that he had suffered multiple rib fractures in his upper chest.

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Jackson is currently the Eagles' leading receiver with 45 catches for 700 yards. He also has two receiving touchdowns, ranking third on the Eagles behind wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (four) and running back LeSean McCoy (three).

Jackson signed a five-year, $51 million contract in the offseason that included $15 million in guarantees.

Reid also announced that both quarterback Michael Vick and McCoy are likely to miss next Sunday's game at Dallas because of concussions.

Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will make his third straight start against the Cowboys. He had a mediocre effort against the Panthers, completing 16 of 21 passes for 119 yards with no TDs or interceptions.

Rookie running back Bryce Brown will get a chance to build off his solid effort against the Panthers. He set a team rookie rushing record with 178 yards on Monday, but also lost two fumbles.

In other news, Reid announced tackle Jason Peters will not play this season. Peters has missed all 11 games after rupturing an Achilles' tendon in the offseason.



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