DeSean Jackson WR WAS 2 days ago

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he isn't worried about Jackson's spotty attendance at voluntary offseason workouts, ESPN.com reports. "He has been here, he has popped in and had a cup of coffee," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "Last time I looked up the word 'voluntary,' that is his choice, and he has been in the league nine years. He knows what type of shape he has to come in. Obviously, last year he pulled his hamstring, and some people say it was because he was out of shape, but he wasn't really."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Whatever else his reputation might be, Jackson has never faced any serious questions regarding his conditioning, even after missing six games with hamstring injuries last season. Further alleviating any potential concern is the fact that he'll be playing in the same offensive scheme for a third straight season as he enters the final year of his contract. The Redskins did draft WR Josh Doctson at No. 22 overall, but GM Scot McCloughan said the team will retain both Jackson and Pierre Garcon, who is also entering the final year of his contract. Given Jackson's value as a top deep threat, Garcon is likely the one in real danger of losing snaps and/or targets to the rookie. Interestingly enough, the Redskins may actually be pleased with Jackson's lack of attendance, as he could've collected a $500,000 bonus if he'd shown up for 90 percent of the voluntary program.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 4 weeks ago1 Comment

Washington GM Scot McCloughan said the team's selection of wide receiver Josh Doctson should not be interpreted as a display of dissatisfaction with Jackson or Pierre Garcon, The Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Jackson and Garcon both entering the final year of their respective contracts, Doctson's selection at No. 22 overall led to speculation that one of the veterans might be released. Cutting Garcon would save more money than cutting Jackson, and it also seems the former is less valuable from a pure football standpoint. However, the Redskins have strongly hinted that they plan to keep both players, which would alleviate some of the pressure on Doctson. It's still possible the rookie will push for playing time early on, but he's more of a threat to Garcon and Jamison Crowder than to Jackson.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson (knee) is active for Sunday's contest at Dallas.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Washington is already locked into the No. 4 seed in the NFC, meaning Jackson's appearance may be nothing more than a cameo during the first possession or two of the game. If the preceding comes to fruition, Pierre Garcon could suffer a similar fate to Jackson, leaving plenty of WR reps for Jamison Crowder, Ryan Grant (abdomen), and Rashad Ross.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There hasn't been any indication that Jackson's injury is serious, but with his team locked in as the No. 4 seed, there's no reason for him to play more than a few snaps. Even if he's active, it's safe to assume he'll be limited.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the NFC East wrapped up, head coach Jay Gruden suggested early in the week that he may rest a number of key members of the team, including Jackson. If a respite helps Jackson approach full health for Wild Card weekend, Gruden will likely choose that route. However, Gruden may not make the final decision until 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff at Dallas in order to avoid showing his hand.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson's coach, Jay Gruden, said that it might make sense to rest some key players in Week 17 against the Cowboys, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As a veteran who has dealt with various injuries this season, Jackson is one of the more obvious candidates to be rested, along with Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed and Pierre Garcon. While it would be unusual for any of those guys to actually play a full game, it won't be at all surprising if head coach Jay Gruden begins the contest with most of his usual starters.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson (knee) caught four of six targets for 40 yards in Saturday's win against the Eagles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson's numbers were nothing special but his speed opened up the field for Jordan Reed and Pierre Garcon to be big games.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson (knee) is active for Saturday's game against the Eagles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was fully anticipated that Jackson would take the field in a revenge game against his former team, and his status is now confirmed. Jackson has found the end zone in four of his last five games, and he should be a solid play Saturday in what could be a pretty high-scoring affair.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson sat out Wednesday's practice due to his injury, but he practiced on a limited basis Thursday and was a full participant in Friday's walkthrough, so he is good to go for Week 16. Jackson did not play in the Redskins' Week 4 matchup with the Eagles, but he torched his former team for 243 yards and a touchdown in two games last season.

DeSean Jackson WR WAS 5 months ago

Jackson (knee/foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Coming off his best performance of the season -- six receptions (on eight targets) for 153 yards and one touchdown -- Jackson remains a consistent TD threat, with four in the last five games. He started this week with a no-show at practice, but a limited session Thursday implies that he's progressing through knee and foot concerns. Expect Friday's injury report to provide clarity for the wideout's Week 16 availability.