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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 (shoulder) is expected to be held out of Saturday's preseason game.
D-Jax has resumed practicing, but the Redskins have no reason to risk an aggravation on the exhibition field. Jackson would likely be ready to go were it Week 1. The WR2's status for the opener is not in doubt. Aug 25 - 1:52 PM

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DeSean Jackson (sprained shoulder) returned to practice on Sunday.

Jackson only participated in individual drills. Coach Jay Gruden said last week Jackson was close to being 100 percent, and if he escaped Sunday without any setbacks he should be participating in team drills soon. Jackson should be healthy enough for the team's dress rehearsal.
Aug 24 - 8:50 AM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) will sit out Thursday's preseason game against the Lions.

D-Jax is nearing a return, and should be ready for next week's regular season dress rehearsal.
Aug 20 - 5:54 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said DeSean Jackson (sprained AC joint) is "feeling pretty good."

"He’s got almost full range of motion back," Gruden said. Jackson is unlikely to play in the Redskins' second preseason game, but he is a good bet to suit up for the dress rehearsal.
Aug 17 - 10:52 AM

DeSean Jackson has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint, and will be sidelined 1-2 weeks.

It's good news after initial reports suggested Jackson might miss most of camp. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora describes Jackson's injury as a "slightly separated/badly bruised" shoulder. D-Jax apparently landed hard on his right shoulder, and did not run into a tackling sled, as had been previously reported. The 1-2 week timeline means he should be ready for Washington's regular season dress rehearsal against the Ravens on August 29.
Aug 6 - 3:46 PM

DeSean Jackson has been diagnosed with a separated shoulder, and will be sidelined "a few weeks."

Per ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini, D-Jax is dealing with a Grade 2 separation. FOX Sports reports Jackson was injured by a blocking sled. The injury leaves him highly questionable for the preseason, but his Week 1 isn't in doubt. The Redskins' No. 1 receiver is currently coming off the board as the WR19 in fantasy drafts after finishing last season as the WR17.
Aug 6 - 1:02 PM

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

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