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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 178
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (49) / PHI
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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

DeSean Jackson (knee) was rested in Sunday's win over Dallas.

Jackson was active, but didn’t play any snaps. He’ll be a high-upside DFS play for the Wild Card Round.
Jan 3 - 7:27 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Jackson has been banged up for most of the season, and the Redskins have no ability to improve or decrease their playoff seeding in Sunday's meeting with the Cowboys. It would be a surprise if D-Jax played much, or at all.
Jan 1 - 2:06 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee) remained limited on Thursday.

Jackson will be healthy enough to play Sunday, but could still be held out as the Redskins prepare for the postseason. Washington's seeding is already assured, and coach Jay Gruden has hinted he plans to rest his starters for at least some portion of the game. D-Jax isn't a recommended DFS option.
Source: Mike Jon
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:40:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The injury isn't a concern, but Jackson could be held out in a meaningless game. Coach Jay Gruden has said he could rest his starters. Jackson should be avoided even if he plays.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 04:27:00 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 4-of-6 targets for 40 yards in the Redskins' Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Jackson missed a brief third-quarter spell due to cramping. He drew an end-zone target midway through the fourth quarter, but Kirk Cousins just missed him in the back left corner. This game set up well for Jackson on paper, but the Redskins never got their perimeter passing game going as Jordan Reed (9-129-2) and Pierre Thomas (7-67) hogged production in the middle of the field. In Week 17, D-Jax will take on a Dallas pass defense that has been stingy versus boundary receivers all year long.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:09:00 AM

DeSean Jackson (knee) is probable for Week 16.

Jackson was upgraded to full in Friday's practice. His status was never in doubt for Saturday night's game. Jackson is a high-upside WR2 against his former team.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 05:35:00 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee) is practicing Thursday.

D-Jax was officially "limited." He missed Wednesday's session, but there was never any chance Jackson would miss a chance to lock up the division against his former team. He will be a high-upside WR2 in that matchup.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Keith Marshall
4Mack Brown
5Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
4Maurice Harris
5Reggie Diggs
WR21Josh Doctson
2Pierre Garcon
3Ryan Grant
4Valdez Showers
5Jarvis Turner
WR31Pierre Garcon
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Vernon Davis
4Logan Paulsen
5Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
2Takoby Cofield
3Cody Booth
LG1Spencer Long
2Shawn Lauvao
3Al Bond
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
3Austin Reiter
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
3Nila Kasitati
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
3Kevin Bowen
K1Dustin Hopkins