DeSean Jackson WR WAS 3 weeks ago

Jackson missed Tuesday's OTA in order to deal with a personal matter, The Washington Post reports.

After missing the initial week of OTAs from May 26-28, Jackson returned to action last week, and his absence is expected to be followed by participation in the final two OTAs Wednesday and Thursday. The aforementioned personal concern won't affect his availability for the start of mandatory minicamp next week, nor for training camp at the end of July. As he prepares for the upcoming campaign, he'll attempt to uphold last year's league-leading 20.9 YPC in his second season with Washington.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 1 month ago

Jackson, who wasn't at OTAs last week, is expected to join his teammates this week, ESPN.com reports.

Jackson was one of the few players absent from voluntary OTAs for a reason besides an injury or travel complications, but Redskins president Bruce Allen said he wasn't bothered by the veteran wideout's absence. Jackson was in touch with the team all along and will soon participate in voluntary workouts. Conditioning has seemingly never been a problem for the 28-year-old speedster, as the bigger issues are target volume and the Redskins' quarterback play. Robert Griffin is heading into a make-or-break year as the presumed starter, with a receiving corps that largely remains unchanged from last season. Jackson has plenty of competition for targets, but he's the premier talent of the bunch.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 6 months ago

Jackson had two catches on three targets for 86 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Jackson scored on a 69-yard pass from Robert Griffin in the first quarter, but the Redskins wouldn't get back in the end zone until the fourth quarter in their eventual 44-17 loss. Jackson's first season in Washington finishes with 56 catches on 95 targets for 1,169 yards and six touchdowns, his second consecutive season -- and fourth in his career -- with at least 1,000 yards. Jackson still has two more years on the contract he signed in April, and he is fully expected to return next season to play opposite Pierre Garcon, though his fantasy potential could fluctuate greatly depending on who will be throwing the passes to him.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 6 months ago

Jackson shredded his former team for 126 yards on four receptions in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Eagles.

Jackson has really cooled off in the second half of the year after a torrid first nine games, but he turned it up a notch Saturday against the team that let him go last offseason. In two games against Philadelphia this year, Jackson racked up nine receptions for 243 yards and a touchdown. With Robert Griffin III playing with renewed confidence, Jackson makes for a solid WR2/WR3 play in Week 17 against the Cowboys.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 7 months ago

Jackson (shin) had three catches on eight targets for 15 receiving yards and one carry for nine rushing yards during Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Jackson had one catch on two targets for six yards from quarterback Colt McCoy before he was knocked out of the game in the first quarter with a neck injury and replaced by Robert Griffin, who connected with Jackson twice on six targets for nine yards. Despite the paltry yardage figure, Jackson led the Redskins in targets and will look to connect more in Week 16 against an Eagles defense allowing the seventh-most passing yards per game and giving up the fourth-most passing touchdowns this season.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 7 months ago

Jackson (shin) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants in New York.

Jackson has brushed off a 50-50 chance to play in Week 15, but those odds imply the wide receiver isn't close to full health. Nonetheless, he'll seek to exploit a Giants defense that has allowed 13.3 YPC and five receiving touchdowns to wideouts in the last four contests.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 7 months ago

Washington believes Jackson (shin) will play Sunday against the Giants, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Jackson suffered the injury in Week 13 against the Colts and was unable to play last Sunday against the Rams, but after being limited in practice this week, he looks poised to return after head coach Jay Gruden said he was 50-50 to play. The biggest issue is that Jackson has struggled to run at full speed this week, which is obviously a big part of his game.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 7 months ago

Jackson (shin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Jackson was questionable last week and ended up missing the game, but he now has another week of recovery under his belt and was able to do more in practice this week than he was last week. Nevertheless, this looks like a true game-time decision, though fortunately Washington plays in the early slate of games Sunday.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 7 months ago

Jackson (shin) was limited in practice Thursday.

Jackson was contained to individual drills for a second consecutive day, leaving the same question marks heading into the final practice of the week. Friday's injury report will hand down his potential Week 15 availability against the Giants in New York, but he may not achieve active status if he's unable to show off his normal jets in advance of the game.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 7 months ago

Jackson (lower leg) took part in individual drills Thursday, CSN's Tarik El-Bashir reports.

Jackson has been able to get on the practice field two days in a row, but is status for Week 15 remains in question, as head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson will need to run at full speed in the next day or two in order to play Sunday.