Sure, the Washington Redskins would like the league’s top deep threat in their lineup this preseason, as the first-team offense works on gelling as a unit before the games start counting.
But most important for DeSean Jackson – and the team in general – is ensuring the wide receiver’s injured shoulder is at 100 percent when the Miami Dolphins come to FedExField Sept. 13 for Week 1 of the regular season.
“I think I’ll be ready to go,” Jackson said. “You won’t have to worry about me at all. I’ll be the same person I’ve always been, making plays and being the guy that brings the energy to this team.”
Jackson, who suffered an AC sprain in his right shoulder Aug. 6 in a training camp drill, told reporters Tuesday he’s not likely to see any game action in the remaining two preseason matchups – on Saturday vs. the Baltimore Ravens and on Sept. 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the story said. It went on to say, Jackson participated in practice drills Sunday for the first time since suffering the shoulder injury, taking part in individual and positional drills. He had a similar role in Monday’s practice, but was not wearing shoulder pads and is yet to take part in 11-in-11 action.