The Philadelphia Eagles made a crucial signing while taking a bye this week, bringing in wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice was the first to report the news, saying that the acquisition of Matthews was made to compensate for the recovery of starter DeSean Jackson, who is set to undergo surgery on his abdomen.

Jackson hurt a muscle in his core during the Eagles' Sept. 15 match against the Atlanta Falcons.

Jackson initially wanted to play through the injury and just rehabilitate it, but when his injury was aggravated when the Eagles took on the Chicago Bears on Sunday, they agreed that a surgery must be made.

Jackson's recovery from the core surgery will likely take four to six weeks, but some speculated that he may sit out the rest of the season.

While Matthews is not as fast as Jackson, the chemistry he built with quarterback Carson Wentz makes him a viable option to take the starting WR spot especially that Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside are struggling so far.

Drafted by Philadelphia in 2014, this will be Jordan Matthews' third stint with the team, once making a return in 2018.

However, as per Kempski, one major concern regarding Matthews is his consistency, which could be critical since the team is chasing a spot in the National Football League playoffs.

Entering their bye week, the Eagles are 5-4 this season, just a half game behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

The Cowboys will be heading to the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings in a Sunday night action.

With Dallas having a hard time against tough opponents so far in the season, Philadelphia could find itself tying Dallas in the divisional standings should the latter lose on the road.

However, the Eagles will also have a tough foe next as they will travel to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots, who are also taking a bye this week, in their return to action.

Philadelphia, though, can get an idea from Matthews, who actually trained with New England last year.

Jordan Matthews Eagles Top receiver Jordan Matthews, middle, and the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles. Getty Images