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Coach Jay Gruden said DeSean Jackson "needs to be close to 100 percent" to play in Week 3 against the Eagles.

"He's gonna be a game-day type deal," Gruden said. "He wants to go really bad, obviously he's going back to Philly. But if he's not 100 percent, he's really not that good to us." Jackson is clearly not fully over his shoulder injury, but was able to practice on a limited basis Friday. He'll be reevaluated on Sunday during pre-game warmups. Jackson will be a boom-or-bust WR3 if active this week.
Sep 20 - 10:05 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 19 - 10:39 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Eagles.

Niles Paul will start in his place again this week and checks in as our No. 15 tight end. Reed remains week-to-week after going down in the opener.
Sep 19 - 12:55 PM

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

Jordan Reed (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Reed isn't going to play this week, leaving tight end duties to Niles Paul once again. Paul is a high-end TE2 with TE1 upside this week in Philadelphia.
Sep 19 - 11:32 AM

Roy Helu (knee) is practicing in full for Week 3.

Helu is ready to rock for Sunday's game against the Eagles, where he'll be an RB4 as the Redskins' passing-down back. Helu is worth a bench spot in standard formats, but isn't in the starting conversation outside of PPR leagues.
Sep 18 - 6:46 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

Jordan Reed (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

Barring a surprise return on Friday, Reed is going to miss his second-consecutive game. He should be considered week to week, and 50-50 for Week 4. Backup Niles Paul is an intriguing streaming option in Reed's absence.
Sep 18 - 3:02 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

Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Reed was limited to work on the side. Coach Jay Gruden said Reed needs to practice "at least a day" this week to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Sep 17 - 1:22 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

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Jordan Reed (hamstring) must practice "at least a day" this week to play in Week 3 against the Eagles.

We presume Gruden would have expressed more optimism if he thought Reed had a chance to play. Regardless, it's good news that the notion of Reed practicing at all this week is on the table. If Reed returns, Week 2 breakout TE Niles Paul's snaps would likely take a major hit. Reed appears to be day to day.
Sep 15 - 3:21 PM

Coach Jay Gruden was noncommittal Monday when asked if Robert Griffin III (dislocated ankle) would get his starting job back when healthy.

Reports Monday morning surfaced in D.C. stating that Gruden believed Kirk Cousins was a better fit for his offense than RG3. Gruden's refusal to anoint Griffin his starter when healthy adds fuel to that fire. "We'll cross that bridge when it comes," Gruden said. If Cousins plays well in the Andy Dalton role during RG3's 6-8 week absence, it's possible he'll remain the late-season starter. Griffin could then be placed on the offseason trade block.
Sep 15 - 3:06 PM

Robert Griffin III (dislocated ankle) is without a timeline for a return.

"We'll know in a few more weeks to know how long he'll be out," coach Jay Gruden said Monday. The Redskins have no plans to place Griffin on I.R., and are "optimistic" he'll return this season. Gruden stopped well short of guaranteeing RGIII would be returning to his starting job, however. "We'll cross that bridge when it comes," Gruden said of Griffin and Kirk Cousins. Although it's entirely possible Cousins face-plants during Griffin's absence, RGIII is droppable in 10-12 team fantasy leagues. He appears likely to miss at least six weeks.
Sep 15 - 3:05 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


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