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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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DeSean Jackson caught 5-of-8 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown Week 11 against the Panthers.
Jackson was the only bright spot for the Redskins offense. He ran right past Colin Jones for a 56-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and he made a 20-yard grab in the second half. Jackson was limited by the offense the rest of the day, and he could not make much happen on multiple screen attempts. Jackson is looking healthier by the day, and he will be worth using next week against the Giants. Nov 22 - 4:54 PM

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DeSean Jackson caught 2-of-4 targets for 44 yards in Washington's Week 10 win over the Saints.

Jackson got all his yards on a 42-yard catch on the opening drive. He was injured on a knee-to-helmet hit in the first quarter, but stayed in the game. Jackson was out-targeted by Jamison Crowder and didn't look completely back to form. He'll remain a boom-or-bust WR3 for Week 11.
Nov 15 - 5:20 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said DeSean Jackson "looked faster" in practice this week.

"We saw this week, he really let a few go," Gruden said. "The big thing is to get his confidence back and ability to stretch it. I feel good about the progress." Jackson didn't look fully healthy in his return last week, getting held to three catches on six targets. He'll have an easier time against a Saints secondary that's allowed the most passing touchdowns in the league, but is limited by Kirk Cousins' downfield accuracy. Jackson is a boom/bust WR3 for Week 10.
Nov 14 - 3:39 PM

Redskins OC Sean McVay said he believes DeSean Jackson is 100 percent recovered from his hamstring injury.

Jackson did not look it against New England as he struggled to make an impact and was targeted just once downfield. Coach Jay Gruden said he hopes to get Jackson more involved in the offense, and this week against the Saints' burnable secondary would be a great time to do it. Despite the plus matchup, Kirk Cousins has not shown the ability to consistently push the ball downfield this season. Jackson is still a risky WR3 bet.
Nov 13 - 2:16 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said he hopes to get DeSean Jackson more involved in the offense moving forward.

"The problem is he wasn’t here in OTAs, he missed a lot of camp and he missed the first [seven] games, so to have the cohesiveness with the quarterback right out of the chute would probably be a little bit wishful thinking," Gruden said. "But hopefully next week, we’ll see more balls flying his way and he can go get them." Jackson was stuck on one catch deep into the game against the Patriots, and he was targeted downfield just once. Jackson did not have his patented speed against New England, and he may not be a good fit in what has become a dink-and-dunk offense. Jackson has the upside to use next week against the Saints' terrible secondary, but he has a scary floor.
Nov 10 - 8:48 AM

DeSean Jackson caught 3-of-6 targets for 15 yards Week 9 against the Patriots.

Jackson was stuck on one catch late into the game, and his first deep target did not come until the fourth quarter. Jackson did not look completely healthy, but he appeared to make it through the game without suffering any setbacks. Jackson is still a questionable fit in Washington's dink-and-dunk offense, but he will be worth a start next week against the Saints' burnable secondary.
Nov 8 - 5:05 PM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is officially active for Week 9 against the Patriots.

As is Ryan Kerrigan (broken hand). Kirk Cousins has been dreadful throwing deep this season, but he might point to Jackson being sidelined for all but 13 snaps as a big reason why. Jackson will slide in as a WR3 with upside in his first game back, and he could become a lower-end WR2 if Cousins proves he can effectively push the ball downfield. Washington declared QB Robert Griffin III, NT Terrance Knighton, WR Rashad Ross, CB DeAngelo Hall, DE Frank Kearse, C Kory Lichtensteiger and TE Anthony McCoy inactive for Week 9.
Nov 8 - 11:33 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots.

That has been the assumption all along. He returned to practice Monday after the Redskins' bye week. D-Jax will immediately step in as the No. 1 wide receiver for Washington. His return will knock Pierre Garcon down a few pegs. Jordan Reed could also see fewer targets, though today's game against the Patriots will likely require a lot of passing. This will be Jackson's first game since hurting his hamstring in Week 1.
Nov 8 - 8:08 AM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 9 against the Patriots.

He was limited all week but should be in line to play Sunday against New England. The Redskins will have to throw it early and often to keep up with the Patriots' high-powered offense. D-Jax should see plenty of targets on Sunday.
Nov 6 - 4:00 PM

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

We thought Jackson would be "full" by now were he guaranteed to play this weekend, but most signs still point toward him making his return from a seven-week absence. Jackson will be an upside WR3 if he can take the field against New England.
Nov 5 - 1:39 PM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) participated in individual drills Wednesday.

In other words, he was limited. Jackson has already said he'll be back for Week 9 against the Patriots, giving the Redskins a deep threat they badly need.
Nov 4 - 12:13 PM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) says he's returning for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

"Everything's a green light for Sunday," D-Jax said after Monday's practice. "I'm good and ready to go, man." Jackson has been sidelined since Week 1, and suffered a setback on October 15. He remains at risk of another aggravation, but owners can pencil Jackson in as their WR3. He could quickly return himself to WR2 status if he proves he's healthy on Sunday.
Nov 2 - 3:22 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir said the "expectation" is DeSean Jackson (hamstring) will return this week against the Patriots.

El-Bashir was sure to add "unless he suffers another setback." Jackson practiced on Monday, but ESPN's John Keim said he "did not do much." Jackson has been sidelined since Week 1. We should have a better idea of his chances to play after Wednesday's practice.
Nov 2 - 12:23 PM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is practicing Monday.

ESPN's John Keim said Jackson participated in one-on-one drills, but "did not do much." The Redskins do not have to release a practice report until Wednesday, so we will not officially know how involved he is until then. Washington has struggled to push the ball downfield with Jackson out of the lineup.
Source: ESPN
Nov 2 - 10:59 AM

CSN Washington expects the Redskins to move on from DeSean Jackson after this season.

Jackson hasn’t played since Week 1 with his hamstring injury. He also missed longer than expected with a shoulder sprain in training camp. GM Scot McCloughan wasn’t part of the regime that signed Jackson and reportedly has concerns with keeping him given his durability issues. Washington would save $6.75 million by releasing Jackson next offseason.
Oct 31 - 9:29 PM

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QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Jones
3Chris Thompson
GLB1Matt Jones
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Andre Roberts
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Rashad Ross
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Spencer Long
2Tom Compton
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins