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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (49) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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DeSean Jackson is no longer on the Redskins' Week 3 injury report.
Dealing with knee and ankle issues, Jackson was held out of Wednesday's practice, limited on Thursday, and turned in a full session on Friday. He'll be all systems go for a tough matchup against the Giants' improved defense. Sep 23 - 1:36 PM

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Redskins coach Jay Gruden says DeSean Jackson's (knee, ankle) Friday practice will be key in determining his Week 3 status.

"With a sprinter like that, he needs to be full go," Gruden said, suggesting D-Jax's limited Thursday participation wasn't enough. Gruden said a few deep balls will be fed to Jackson on Friday to see if he's "full speed." Owners can keep Jackson penciled in as their WR3, but need to have an alternative ready.
Sep 22 - 2:52 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim noted that Jackson was limited to individual drills but was able to "plant and cut." Barring a setback, D-Jax should be okay for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Giants. Consider the Redskins' deep threat a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sep 22 - 2:51 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Coach Jay Gruden said Jackson's injury happened around the third quarter in the Week 2 loss to the Cowboys. Jackson was at practice Wednesday, but was merely a spectator. If he plays Week 3 against the Giants, Jackson will be hard to trust as more than a boom-or-bust WR3 in a tough matchup.
Sep 21 - 2:50 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 3-of-5 targets for 40 yards in the Redskins' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Jackson could have had a much bigger game, but Kirk Cousins missed him twice for would-be long gains including one that would have almost certainly gone for a deep touchdown. The Redskins play the Giants next. New York's rebuilt defense has smothered perimeter receivers so far this season.
Sep 18 - 5:34 PM

DeSean Jackson hauled in six-of-10 targets for 102 yards Monday in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

Jackson’s longest play of the night came on a 33-yard catch in the second quarter. He got in front of Mike Mitchell on the play as Kirk Cousins had seemingly forever to throw the ball. While Cousins’ output was mostly aided by garbage time, Jackson was a factor for the Redskins all night. Jackson has developed a reputation as one of the more boom-or-bust players in fantasy but he’s still the Redskins’ No. 1 receiver and a safe bet for 8-10 targets a game. He’ll be on the WR2/3 borderline next time out against Dallas.
Sep 12 - 11:39 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 4-of-5 targets for 56 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game Friday night.

During the telecast, Redskins announcer Joe Theismann noted D-Jax has put on seven pounds of muscle and is having an "outstanding camp." This is a contract year for Jackson, who will hope to parlay it into a big deal next offseason, with Washington or someone else. Healthy all August, Jackson is one of the top value picks in fantasy this year. He usually lasts until round six.
Aug 26 - 10:57 PM

DeSean Jackson was on the field for practice Monday.

Jackson had been skipping OTAs to this point, forfeiting a $500,000 workout bonus along the way. He is still owed $7.5 million in salary and bonuses in the final year of his deal. He will turn 30 in December.
Jun 6 - 12:24 PM

DeSean Jackson forfeited a $500,000 workout bonus by skipping OTAs.

Must be nice. In order to collect the bonus, Jackson needed to participate in at least 90 percent of Washington's offseason activities, which began on April 18. "He has been here, he has popped in and had a cup of coffee," 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." Jackson is still owed a $3.75 million base salary in addition to a $3.75 million roster bonus.
May 31 - 8:56 PM

DeSean Jackson didn't report for the start of Redskins' OTAs.

OTAs are voluntary, and the Redskins don't seem interested in making a mess of this via the media, as the team "expects [Jackson] will eventually be here." Jackson sat out the voluntary portion of the offseason last year as well.
May 25 - 9:55 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler reports DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon are "going nowhere," even after the Redskins took Josh Doctson at No. 22 overall.

Jackson and Garcon will count a combined $19.45 million against the cap this season, and after the Redskins took Doctson in the first round, it was widely assumed one of the veterans would be cut. But GM Scot McCloughan has always drafted to his board, even if Doctson is viewed more as a "luxury" for 2016. In three-wide sets, the Redskins can shift Jackson into the slot.
May 11 - 10:44 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim would be "shocked" if the Redskins released DeSean Jackson.

The combined cap hit for Jackson and Pierre Garcon is $19.45 million. The staggering number has sparked speculation one or both of the receivers would be given the boot this offseason, but it does not appear likely either will be cut. The Redskins do not have much talent on the depth chart besides Jackson and Garcon, and the free-agent class is uninspiring at best. An extension or restructuring could be in the cards to lower the cap hit, but Jackson and Garcon should top the depth chart again next season.
Source: ESPN
Feb 15 - 9:11 AM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler believes DeSean Jackson's future with the Redskins is "back up in the air."

Jackson had a few big games in his return from a lengthy hamstring injury, but his price tag may not be worth it. Jackson is due a $3.75 million salary and $4.25 million in bonuses, carrying a $9.25 million cap number in the final year of his deal. The Redskins can save $6.75 million by cutting Jackson.
Jan 13 - 2:54 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 2-of-5 targets for 17 yards in the Redskins' Wild Card Round loss to Green Bay.

Jackson regrettably missed a first-quarter touchdown on a drag route where he gave poor effort a half-yard shy of the pylon. After a goal-line stand by Green Bay, the Redskins settled for a short field goal. Jackson's lazy miscue cost his team four points. Jackson finished an injury-riddled 2015 campaign with 30-528-4 receiving in nine games. Despite the disappointing year, D-Jax should return to Washington at his $8 million in salary and roster bonuses.
Jan 10 - 8:44 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Packers.

D-Jax practiced fully all week. He rested during last week's meaningless regular season finale. Jackson got off to a slow start after missing six games with a hamstring injury but has caught fire by scoring touchdowns in four of his last six outings.
Jan 8 - 4:33 PM

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Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Matt Jones
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Josh Doctson
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Shawn Lauvao
2Spencer Long
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins