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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 178
College: California
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ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim does not expect DeSean Jackson to improve on his 2014 numbers.
In Jackson's first year as a Redskin, he posted a 59-1,169-6 line while hauling in a league-best 13 catches of 40+ yards. Perhaps the touchdown number can rise, but the Redskins want more balance in terms of both running the football and getting Pierre Garcon more involved. "The most important thing with an offense is being able to spread the ball around and get everybody involved," coach Jay Gruden said. "It’ll benefit everybody. [Jackson's] fantasy numbers might not be where everybody expects it to be, but I think from production, as an offense will be up." Apr 7 - 8:51 AM

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DeSean Jackson caught 2-of-3 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in Washington's Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

Jackson's 69-yard score came in the first quarter. He caught a quick screen from Robert Griffin III, and was off to the races for a surprisingly-easy touchdown. Despite struggling through rough quarterback play and multiple minor injuries, D-Jax closes the book on his first year in Washington the owner of 56 catches for 1,169 yards and six touchdowns. His 20.9 yards per catch goes down as his best mark since 2010. Still only 28, Jackson will be back as a rock-solid WR2 in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:11:00 PM

DeSean Jackson had four catches for 126 yards in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Jackson made a nice adjustment to come down with a 51-yard catch in the first quarter, and later burned Eagles CB Bradley Fletcher for a second 50-plus yarder. He also drew a pass interference penalty in the end-zone that set up the Redskins' third touchdown. Jackson leads the NFL with 12 catches of 40-plus yards this season and will be a top-25 receiver play against Dallas in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:54:00 PM

Speaking about DeSean Jackson in a Tuesday conference call, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said "we haven’t seen the DeSean we need to see."

Gruden spent all day Tuesday going in on his players. "He’s a very good wide receiver but … the last couple weeks he’s been dealing with an injury, and he hasn’t been quite the same," Gruden said of his No. 1 wideout. "I’m a ‘what-have-you-done-for-me-lately’ kind of guy, and lately we haven’t seen the DeSean we need to see." Gruden's comments were made more interesting by the fact that they were juxtaposed with praise for Jeremy Maclin. D-Jax has indeed been banged up, but owns a 50/957/5 line across 13 games. Not a bad line for a player who's had three different quarterbacks.
Source: CSN Philly
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 03:38:00 PM

DeSean Jackson was held to three catches for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

Jackson couldn't get anything going downfield and wasn't a factor in the short pass game despite a team-high eight times. He'll have a chance to rebound against the Eagles' secondary in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:24:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (shin) is officially active for Week 15.

Jackson should be close to 100 percent after practicing throughout the week. He's a WR2/3 against the Giants. Inactive for Washington are QB Kirk Cousins, RB Roy Helu, WR Leonard Hankerson, S Brandon Meriweather, LB Keenan Robinson, OL Josh Leribeus, and DE Jason Hatcher.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:25:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, DeSean Jackson (shin) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Giants.

Jackson returns after a one-game absence and immediately cuts into the target projection for Pierre Garcon. D-Jax should be near 100 percent after practicing every day this week. He's a fine WR2/3, going for 6-136 and 5-84-1 in his two starts with Colt McCoy this season.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Speaking Friday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden called DeSean Jackson's (fibula) chances of playing in Week 15 against the Giants, "50-50."

Jackson practiced throughout the week on a "limited" basis after getting no reps last week, when he was inactive. We suspect D-Jax will play against the Giants, though a final decision may not be made until just before game time.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:46:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (leg) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Jackson says he still isn't 100 percent. But signs point to him making his return after missing Week 14. He'll be a mere WR3 with some upside against the Giants.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:49:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (leg) returned to practice Wednesday.

He got in a limited session. Coach Jay Gruden said Jackson can "jog pretty good," but still isn't able to cut it loose. Per Gruden, D-Jax remains 50-50 for Week 15 against the Giants. We'd guess Jackson suits up as long as he practices the remainder of the week. It remains unclear who will be at quarterback.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 12:44:00 PM

The Redskins are unsure of DeSean Jackson's (bruised leg) Week 15 status.

"Hopefully he'll play this week," coach Jay Gruden said Monday, shedding zero light on the issue. "We'll wait and see on that." D-Jax didn't seem particularly close to suiting up against the Rams. He should be considered no better than 50-50 for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 03:24:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (leg) is inactive for Week 14 against the Rams.

As expected. Andre Roberts will get the start opposite Pierre Garcon and be the No. 3 option in the pass game behind Garcon and Jordan Reed. Garcon has some WR3 appeal, while Reed is on the TE1 map. Also inactive for the Redskins are QB Kirk Cousins, DL Kedric Golston, OG Josh LeRibeus, and OT Tyler Polumbus.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:33:00 AM

NBC Washington reports the Redskins are planning as if DeSean Jackson (questionable, leg) will not be active this week.

Jackson is expected to go through pre-game warmups, but there's a "very small chance" he plays Sunday. Andre Roberts will start opposite Pierre Garcon, with Jordan Reed a candidate to see an increase in targets. Jackson should be removed from Week 14 fantasy lineups.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 03:07:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (questionable, leg) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Rams.

The Redskins aren't holding Jackson's inability to practice against him; he was never expected to practice this week. Per beat writer John Keim, Jackson's availability will be a pain-tolerance matter. "Hopefully, he’ll feel better tomorrow and come Sunday, he’ll be ready to go," coach Jay Gruden said on Friday. "If he’s not full strength, then he’ll be a longshot to play."
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 03:16:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (leg) is questionable for Week 14 against the Rams.

We'd guess he's on the wrong side of the "Q" tag. Jackson didn't practice at all this week, and coach Jay Gruden said he'd be a "long shot" if Jackson isn't at full strength. He's clearly not at 100 percent. We'll hope for more clarity before the weekend is over. It's a situation to monitor into Sunday morning.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:39:00 PM