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DeSean Jackson returns to practice

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Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson had to leave one of the team’s OTAs a couple of weeks ago because of tightness in his hamstring, which was hardly the start that the team was looking for from a player they acquired to provide a jolt to their offense.

Jackson said it was “no big issue,” but still sat out all of last week’s work to give himself time to heal. The time off didn’t bring Jackson all the way back to 100 percent, according to head coach Jay Gruden, but things improved enough for him to return to action with his teammates during Wednesday’s practice session.

“He feels good running straight, it’s just sometimes coming out of cuts that he’s sometimes tentative, but we’re watching him,” Gruden said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “Obviously, we hoped he could run this week. That’s why we kept him out last week. It was a minor deal, he thought and we thought, and once he got clearance from Larry [Hess, the team's head trainer] and we felt good about it, he was out there running. It was good to see him out there pushing it. … He’s still probably not 100 percent yet. He’s still working through a little bit of pain a little bit.”

Jones reports that Jackson participated fully in the practice and was targeted often on passing plays, so it seems the Redskins weren’t overly concerned about things taking a turn for the worse. Assuming all remains clear, his brief absence will be long forgotten by the start of camp.

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16 Responses to “DeSean Jackson returns to practice”
  1. jackburton77 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:30 AM

    You sure you guys don’t want to whine about the team name. Missed opportunity.

  2. birdobeamen says: Jun 12, 2014 9:33 AM

    “He feels good running straight” Jay?

    Sounds about right. That’s all he CAN do.

  3. cinfante54 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:44 AM

    Desean has to actually run routes for him to be worried about being able to cut.

  4. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Jun 12, 2014 9:46 AM

    what about the name though

  5. sonopazzo6 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:50 AM

    Hey, what about re-naming the team the Washington Jacksons?

  6. sonopazzo6 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:52 AM

    Come to think of it, you could call them the Washington Griffins and use said mythological beast as the logo and mascot…….just sayin’.

  7. janvanflac says: Jun 12, 2014 9:54 AM

    He strained it trying to pull a cork out of a bottle of Cristal.

  8. natelan says: Jun 12, 2014 9:58 AM

    This kid is human garbage.

  9. djstat says: Jun 12, 2014 9:59 AM

    Hopefully he misses the season…cannot stand this guy

  10. painsyndicate says: Jun 12, 2014 10:05 AM

    Don’t wanna practice. Don’t wanna work. Jus’ pay me for play’n’.

  11. birdgang321 says: Jun 12, 2014 10:21 AM

    Desean is a weak minded fool. Glad he’s the redskins problem now.

  12. skins1970 says: Jun 12, 2014 10:28 AM

    I can’t wait to see the Eagles go back to last place like most NFL experts have said they are the least talented team ever to make the playoffs.

  13. peppel25 says: Jun 12, 2014 12:10 PM

    What experts said that? Please enlighten me?

  14. mutantman87 says: Jun 12, 2014 1:07 PM

    That’s not good when your main job requirement is sprinting. Having had a couple hamstring injuries before, the worst thing you can do is ignore nagging hamstring soreness and keep pushing through it- that’s when the big rip occurs that puts you out of action for 2 or 3 months.

  15. mutantman87 says: Jun 12, 2014 3:00 PM

    Hey, what about re-naming the team the Washington Jacksons?

    You know what, I think Native Americans will like that one even better!

  16. dlove4392 says: Jun 12, 2014 3:54 PM

    Redskins sucks, should change their name to deadskjns cuz they go be dead in last place of the division again..coming from a Eagles fan that’s right

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