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Jackson to Play Despite Brothers Recent Death

As the Eagles get set for the Steelers, it appears that the team will have starting center Jamaal Jackson in the lineup. Jackson’s brother was killed in Miami by a drunk driver on Sunday, and right now Jackson has been excused for all activities leading up to the game against the Steelers. The funeral was held on Saturday, and ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that Jackson and several teammates attended. The player are expected to rejoin the team on Saturday night or Sunday morning and Jackson is expected to start against the Steelers.

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