Receiver DeSean Jackson missed the opening week of offseason workouts in Washington, due to a previously scheduled vacation.
This week, Jackson reported for duty.
Per the Washington Post, Jackson has shown up for week two of the offseason program. It’s still lifting and running, but in the first phase of the program quarterbacks are permitted to throw to receivers, as long as the receivers aren’t covered.
Jackson could have scored major P.R. points by ditching the vacation, but it’s unfair to criticize him for deciding to choose to skip the first week of offseason work. He didn’t miss much, and when he scheduled the vacation he was playing for a team that doesn’t open offseason workouts until April 21.
Besides, the process remains voluntary. If the Redskins wanted to ensure 100 percent participation, they could have/should have required 100 percent participation in the offseason program in order to earn his $500,000 workout bonus.