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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 178
College: California
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DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not appear 100 percent fluid when reaching above his head to make catches during Friday's practice.
Jackson only participated in the individual drill portion of practice. It's clear his sprained left shoulder is not 100 percent, but he's going to do everything he can to suit up against the team that cut him. The Redskins plan to work Jackson out with trainers on Saturday and again on Sunday morning before making a final decision on his status. We'll know by noon ET Sunday. Sep 19 - 10:39 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is questionable for Week 3 against the Eagles.

Jackson got in a limited practice session Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday. Coach Jay Gruden called it a "step in the right direction" for Jackson, and they'll look at him again on Saturday. Jackson has already said he doesn't plan on missing his return to Philadelphia. But the Redskins aren't going to jeopardize his long-term health by sending him out there. We tentatively expect Jackson to play. He's our No. 32 receiver play this week as a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sep 19 - 12:37 PM

DeSean Jackson remained out of Redskins practice Thursday.

D-Jax was limited to stationary-bike duties. He's expected to test his shoulder on Friday, and remains on track for Week 3. Jackson will be a boom-or-bust WR3 with Kirk Cousins making his first start in place of Robert Griffin III.
Sep 18 - 6:43 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Jackson's shoulder injury isn't expected to keep him out of Week 3. His practice status will be updated again on Thursday.
Sep 17 - 1:28 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) said he plans to play Week 3 against the Eagles.

"I don't plan on missing this game," Jackson said. You can bet Jackson will do everything in his power to play his first game back in Philly. And look for the Redskins to get him some looks early against his former teammates. Jackson can be penciled into fantasy lineups. His practice status will be updated later today.
Sep 17 - 12:09 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) "intends to play" in Week 3.

The team is calling Jackson "day to day," and plans to assess his status "throughout week based on pain." We may not get a firm update on his status before the Redskins return to practice on Wednesday, but fantasy owners can tentatively plan on Jackson suiting up for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Sep 15 - 2:45 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) appears to have avoided any serious structural damage.

Jackson sprained his AC joint early in Sunday's blowout of the Jags and was quickly ruled out for the day. He reportedly woke up "sore" on Monday, but we certainly wouldn't count him out of Week 3 yet. Jackson and the Redskins face the team that cut him this offseason, the Eagles.
Sep 15 - 11:25 AM

DeSean Jackson has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint.

The injury is also being reported as a sprained shoulder or bruise. It's an injury D-Jax has battled in the past, and sounds similar to the one that caused Jordan Cameron to sit out Sunday. Jackson has been ruled out for the day as the Redskins pummel the Jags and is listed as day to day going forward.
Sep 14 - 2:52 PM

DeSean Jackson left Sunday's game against the Jaguars in the first quarter with a left shoulder injury and will not return.

Jackson was trying to haul in a deep ball from Kirk Cousins when Jaguars S Josh Evans came across his body. Jackson ended up awkwardly falling with a ton of weight on his left elbow and shoulder. The former Eagle walked to the locker room under his own power, where he joins Robert Griffin (ankle). Andre Roberts has taken Jackson's spot as an every-down player opposite Pierre Garcon.
Sep 14 - 1:36 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes DeSean Jackson will get "more opportunities to go downfield" against the Jaguars Week 2.

According to Pro Football Focus, Jackson was targeted more than 10-yards downfield only once Week 1. Keim attributes the lack of downfield attempts to the large cushion Texans' corners were giving Jackson and Pierre Garcon, and expects the Redskins to be much more aggressive against the Jaguars. Jackson is a high-upside WR2/3 this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 13 - 10:47 AM

One Redskins player told beat writer John Keim that the team expects DeSean Jackson to have a "huge" Week 2 against the Jaguars.

"Huge day," the player said. "Huge. If it goes the way we think in the run game." The Redskins are going to build off Alfred Morris and the play-action pass game. Working in their favor is that top CB Dwayne Gratz has been banged up at practice this week, and SS Johnathan Cyprien (concussion) is likely to sit out. After a quiet Week 1, Jackson is a high-upside WR2/3 play at home.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 12 - 12:23 PM

DeSean Jackson caught eight passes for 62 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Houston.

Making his Redskins debut, Jackson was simply a YAC guy. The Redskins threw him quick passes behind the line of scrimmage and asked him to make the first guy miss, which he typically did. Surprisingly, there weren't any deep shots to Jackson -- probably because RG3 had J.J. Watt in his grill the whole game. D-Jax will be a borderline WR2 in a better matchup at home against the Jags in Week 2.
Sep 7 - 5:19 PM

DeSean Jackson was held without a catch in Washington's third preseason game Saturday night against the Ravens.

Jackson was targeted twice in the pass game, but couldn't come down with a slightly underthrown pass from Robert Griffin III that would have been a big play downfield. It could take time for Griffin and Jackson to get their timing down. Jackson is going to be the No. 2 option behind Pierre Garcon, and will also have to compete for targets with Jordan Reed. He has WR2 upside, but is being overdrafted at his current early-fifth-round ADP.
Aug 23 - 11:02 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 2-of-4 targets for 34 yards in Washington's second preseason game versus Cleveland on Monday night.

They were Jackson's first grabs as a Redskin. It was nothing spectacular, as Robert Griffin III was a bit off on Monday night. D-Jax was the target on a comeback route on RGIII's interception. RGIII has a rocket arm and can unleash one of the better deep balls in the league, so he's likely to fall in love with his new weapon on the outside. We're not very bullish on D-Jax at his current early-fifth-round ADP, as Jackson is sharing No. 1 receiver duties with Pierre Garcon.
Aug 18 - 9:43 PM

DeSean Jackson (ankle) returned to team drills Monday.

It was his first full-team work since tweaking his ankle last Wednesday. D-Jax plans to make his preseason debut against the Browns one week from tonight.
Aug 11 - 12:46 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Alfred Morris
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Santana Moss
3Ryan Grant
4Leonard Hankerson
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Logan Paulsen
3Niles Paul
K1Kai Forbath