Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Jackson’s Friday practice will be key. He has a great matchup with the Lions, but if he can’t go, it means more targets for Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garçon (and Vernon Davis if Jordan Reed remains out).
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson should be able to play. Depending on Jordan Reed’s status, there may be a few extra targets to go around. The matchup against the Lions is great (#28 in WR aFPA).
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Jackson played through the injury last week and should be able to do so again. He has a nice matchup with the Browns.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm
After hauling in a beautiful 44-yard TD from Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson was targeted over the middle on the Redskins’ closing drive before the half but came up limping after trying to dive for the ball in traffic.
DeSean Jackson being evaluated for left knee and ankle injury. Same injuries that limited him earlier this week.
Jackson walked off the field under his own power but with assistance from Redskins personnel.
Jackson returned to the game in the second half but it's obviously something to keep an eye on. Jackson finished five catches for 96 yards and a TD.
Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Jackson isn’t on the final injury report, which means he’s going to play on Sunday. These injuries explain why the normally productive Jackson had a quiet (3-40) game against Dallas.
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. HC Jay Gruden said that Jackson’s Friday practice will determine his playing status. These injuries explain why the normally productive Jackson had a quiet (3-40) game against Dallas. If he can’t play, it will mean more snaps for rookie Josh Doctson.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. This explains why the normally productive Jackson had a quiet (3-40) game against Dallas. If he can’t play, it will mean more snaps for rookie Josh Doctson.
The focus has been on what Josh Norman has done, or hasn't done. But the mailbag deals with the guy on the other end: receiver DeSean Jackson -- and what sort of camp he's having.
Brian Prongay @Hcane28
@john_keim Forget the negativity to Norman...is this best D Jax has looked as a skin? #Jkredskins
9:14 AM - 5 Aug 2016
John Keim: Yes, DeSean Jackson is having a good camp and part of the reason, coaches and teammates say, is because of Josh Norman’s presence. That’s what good competition does for a player, or should do. It brings out their best and the prevailing notion with the Redskins is that’s exactly what Norman has done for Jackson.
The story pointed out another reason, too - Jackson is healthy. The last two summers he’s dealt with minor injuries that took a bit longer to return from; you can take from that what you want. This is probably the longest Jackson has practiced in training camp with Washington since signing in 2014.
Matthews will spend the bulk of his time lining up from the slot, but he still sees time on the outside.
There’s competition for the “X” receiver spot, which is the DeSean Jackson-receiver role in Andy Reid’s offense. That guy is ideally the game-breaker, the outside receiver the quarterback needs to rely on the most because he typically starts on the short side of the field. Givens has the most speed of the group. Agholor has the most riding on his success. Randle may have the most talent of the three.
Huff’s role may morph. He’s received a lot of screens over the last week.
The big question is who plays on the outside. The Birds have rotated WRs in the past but it seems like the team hopes Agholor and Randle earn the outside jobs with Givens speed getting mixed in. Overall it's not an impressive group but, as they say, someone will have to catch the balls. Factor in a slower-paced offense, and the Eagles just don't have a lot of highly-desired fantasy weapons.
A lot of attention at receiver focused on rookie Josh Doctson and veteran DeSean Jackson. But Jamison Crowder is the target who left folks at Redskins Park excited. Late last year, the Redskins felt Crowder wore down (he admitted as much) and it impacted his ability to get free. Crowder has looked decisive and explosive in his routes this offseason. And don’t think that just because Doctson is here that Crowder will somehow get bumped in some three-receiver sets. The Redskins will be reluctant to sit Crowder based on how they felt he looked this spring, building on his 59-catch rookie season. He still must show he can shake defensive backs when they play press coverage.
Offensive coordinator Sean McVay not only believes Doctson can do so, he's confident the Redskins will get the most out of the 6-foot-2, 202 pounder early on in his career.
“The great thing about it is we got a bunch of great players, and he’ll start out as an outside receiver, where he’ll play behind both Pierre and DeSean, and we’ll be able to groom him,” McVay said Wednesday on ESPN980. “And however well he does, he’ll earn that playing time if his play dictates that. He’s a guy that we’re very excited about.”
McVay went on to compare Doctson to A.J. Green and did say that he could earn more playing time if his play dictates it. We're assuming both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon will be back, and don't envision Doctson beating out either player in training camp. Garcon is probably the most vulnerable, so if Doctson has a great summer and earns a larger role, it will probably come at Garcon's expense. Jackson is also known to be somewhat injury-prone, so Doctson could see more snaps due to simple attrition.
Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm
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