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DeSean Jackson gets another day off from practice

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Washington needs and expects a big impact this year from unexpectedly available free-agent receiver DeSean Jackson.  Toward that end, the team is being careful with its newest weapon.

Jackson didn’t practice on Saturday.  It’s the second full-pads session Jackson has missed since training camp opened.

We held DeSean out,” coach Jay Gruden said, via Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com. “He had a little soreness in his legs.”

Washington has Sunday off before starting three days of joint practices with the Patriots on Monday.

“Just trying to keep him fresh,” Gruden said of Jackson. “He’s been running a lot.”

Gruden hopes Jackson will be running a lot this season, preferably with the ball in his hands.

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38 Responses to “DeSean Jackson gets another day off from practice”
  1. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 2, 2014 5:27 PM

    another offseason bust for the redskins

  2. cobrala says: Aug 2, 2014 5:29 PM

    Yeah, keeping him fresh for the first preseason game is paramount for Jay Gruden’s master plan? Right…

  3. floratiotime says: Aug 2, 2014 5:30 PM

    Smoked up again?

  4. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Aug 2, 2014 5:45 PM

    Looks like the eagles may have fleeced the REDSKINS just like they did the chiefs.

  5. bigsam64 says: Aug 2, 2014 5:53 PM

    and so it begins

  6. crm0055 says: Aug 2, 2014 5:55 PM

    frail

  7. fiverings37 says: Aug 2, 2014 6:07 PM

    damaged goods

  8. jayovalentine says: Aug 2, 2014 6:08 PM

    Frail ? Percy Garvin would be out 8 weeks. It’s just training camp. Rest up. The real action doesn’t start until September.

  9. jayovalentine says: Aug 2, 2014 6:08 PM

    Harvin*

  10. dutchkindelberger says: Aug 2, 2014 6:10 PM

    @ tinkletinkleonyourstar:

    Please explain to me how, exactly, the Eagles fleeced the Redskins.

    The Eagles cut Jackson.

    The Redskins signed Jackson: they gave the Eagles absolutely nothing to do so.

    The Redskins signed Jackson for some $3 million a year less than what the Eagles were paying him.

    How is this a “fleecing” of the Redskins by the Eagles?

  11. stan97 says: Aug 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    Soft

  12. zam0854 says: Aug 2, 2014 6:29 PM

    He will never produce like he did in a Chip Kelly offense. DJack is upset he doesn’t have an innovator like Chip to help him blossom into a better player. His better years are past him, and JGruden will not be able to get him he rock like he will want it.

    7-9 at best

  13. nceaglesfan says: Aug 2, 2014 6:49 PM

    @dutchkindelberger

    He’s taking a roster spot!

  14. jnks10 says: Aug 2, 2014 6:54 PM

    Isn’t he suppose to be in his prime? Saying he needs a day off for rest is complete bs or there’s bigger issues here.

  15. tical312 says: Aug 2, 2014 7:08 PM

    It’s hard to be at practice when you’re driving to Cleveland to sell Josh Gordon an ounce of purple koosh

  16. 941bucs says: Aug 2, 2014 7:08 PM

    He softer than a babys butt cheeks

  17. pv1960 says: Aug 2, 2014 7:11 PM

    Wish Desean no luck. Passionate Eagles Fan!

  18. officialgame says: Aug 2, 2014 7:27 PM

    Gruden didn’t mention that it was Fan Appreciation Day did he?

  19. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 2, 2014 7:29 PM

    Eagles used Jackson for what he was worth and got rid of him. Now the redskins pick him up and expect gold… see donovan mcnabb…. redskins… what a joke of a franchise.

  20. Doctor G says: Aug 2, 2014 7:30 PM

    “Caveat Emptor” Buyer Beware!

    The buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

  21. trollingforjustice says: Aug 2, 2014 8:00 PM

    seems to be a lot of sour grapes here from Philly……

  22. flavordave says: Aug 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    Fans don’t seem to understand that this was one of many reasons that he was cut. Every summer practice he would evade practice with ailments and cramps.

    Chip came in and that act got old quick. Demean would always put his hand up for a substitution.

    Point is, this cat is bringing his lazy game right down I-95.

  23. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 2, 2014 8:03 PM

    Typical sour grapes Eagles fans. You know you wish he was still a Eagle. 6000 yds in 6 seasons is a heck of a lot better than what you are fielding now and you know it. The fact of the matter is whether or not he busts in Washington he is no longer a Eagle getting 82 catches 1300 yds and you got nothing for him. Bad football move. Your locker room is so much better you got fights in practice and a running back who can’t stop talking about himself. Maybe it’s the smoothies.

    In Chip We Trust…LOL
    HTTR

  24. skins26portis says: Aug 2, 2014 8:09 PM

    The mighty Eagles fans have their chests all puffed out like they won the Super Bowl. Oh wait they have never tasted a Super Bowl victory. So now they have all the answers with Chip running the show. Lets see how his gimmick offense works the 2nd time around. As far as D-Jax , hey you did not want him any more so we gladly took him for less money. Lets see how you like it when he and Garcon are torching your secondary. HTTR

  25. baddegg says: Aug 2, 2014 9:11 PM

    nceaglesfan says:
    Aug 2, 2014 6:49 PM
    @dutchkindelberger

    He’s taking a roster spot!
    ———–
    Yeah, if the Redskins didn’t have Jackson, then they’d be playing Aldrick Robinson more. In this way the Eagles have totally screwed the Redskins over.

  26. mdf53 says: Aug 2, 2014 9:40 PM

    The haters prove that they are too stupid to be Redskins fans. I pity the team that has the support of your ignorance.

    Just think, you are so upset with the crazy dealings of the Eagles concerning Djax b that you want him to be a bust to exonerate the arrogance of Chip Kelly.

    Of the Eagles were so offensively powerful, why didn’t they represent the NFC in the Super Bowl last year?

    You sorry Eagles fans haven’t been to post season play past the first round since Donovan McNabb and you never appreciated him.

    We don’t need your negative vibes on our fan blog, so find your sorry butt some place else to vent and spew your ignorance!

    Go REDSKINS!! and go away haters!!

  27. flavordave says: Aug 2, 2014 10:12 PM

    Some of you nits weren’t even born the last time the redskins won anything. That was 3 wins last year right? Pipe down and bow down to the NFC EAST CHAMPS

  28. hanklin89 says: Aug 2, 2014 10:16 PM

    ^^^^^^^

    Speaking of ignorance, how do you know that Eagles fans all together don’t appreciate Donovan McNabb.

  29. phillyb60 says: Aug 2, 2014 11:54 PM

    As an Eagles fan, DJaX will miss practice, talk when he shouldn’t, be a loud& obnoxious little punk, and stretch the field for your offense, Burn the D on a9 route if they’re not playing press man and take it to the house for 6..Obviously it wasn’t GREAT NEWS hearing that we CUT our Star receiver after his best season, in his prime, and was a perfect fit for our new HeadCoaches Offense. All that being said, as good as he was for us last yr-I always thought Maclin was the ALL-AROUND better WR….no sour grapes here, I’ve said that since “Dream Team” yrs & besides last yr obviously he is not going to get nicked up as much as DJaX, will go over the middle, and was a high motor/effort player. I’m not picking Maclin over Jackson, just saying I liked us better having Both HEALTHY. Now that he’s gone, I’m not sure how I feel he will be in Wash.-on one hand Morris&RGIII means shouldn’t see any double cov/safeties over top, instead 8/9man boxes to stop the run & I can see DJaX being deadly on PlayAction with 1-1 and Cb’s glancing into the backfield for a split second(All he needs)….On the other hand I see them going back and running the rock with short to med throws off play action(RG3’s confidence up& keeps harm of injury away with quick release) to TE J.Reed n his favorite target P.Garçon, who is not doubt his security blanket. I don’t know how Jackson will feel not being the go to guy-Garçon is a more completeWR to Jackson kinda has the Moss stigma of a one trick pony-his one trick can be very, very deadly. Struggles on the outside vrs. A bigger pressCB, but w Garçon may be Gruden moves Jackson around? Who know’s just my two cents on it, not all Philly fans are posting idiotic statements-it did sting losing him to you guys & that’s where a lot of the sour grapes are coming from,we just have too much pride to admit it. That’s part of my take on it, well see how Jay Gruden uses the weapons on hand.

  30. dynam01 says: Aug 3, 2014 3:15 AM

    Preview of coming distractions…

  31. johnycomments says: Aug 3, 2014 3:30 AM

    Either Gruden doesn’t believe his corners won’t look bad or he thinks they’ll beat up on Desean until he starts to cry and pout. I’d like to know which it is.

  32. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 3, 2014 9:20 AM

    Keep bringing up Donavan…remember with the draft pick we got for trading him we landed Alfred Morris..not a bad end result for the Redskins.

  33. tory707 says: Aug 3, 2014 10:26 AM

    You don’t give up a pro bowl player for no reason. We told you about McNabb. Media makes it look like the philly fans are never happy. Wrong! Philly fans know more about the game then most cities. You made a bad move again Daniel. Now live with it

  34. revren10 says: Aug 3, 2014 11:27 AM

    He realized his quarterback is RG bust and that they must face the patriots Thursday where the first unit will make them realize how bad this redskins team is

  35. pastorbobs says: Aug 3, 2014 12:42 PM

    It’s too early to say anything about this move. Eagles cut him, time will tell if Chip Kelly was correct or not to do so.

    For the Redskins, they wanted to surround RG3 with receiving threats. It spreads the defense, and makes their strong running game harder to stop. So signing him as a free agent costs them nothing and it might pay big dividends. He is a dangerous threat.

    Remember when the Eagles brought in a high profile WR as a free agent? Although it ended with lots of drama, it was also the last time they went to the Super Bowl…

  36. mrbiggstuff says: Aug 3, 2014 6:49 PM

    Wow. Didn’t take him long for him to hate his contract!

  37. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 3, 2014 8:13 PM

    Yeah Philly is full of geniuses and football gurus…you can tell by all of their Lombardis they have won…LOL!

  38. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 3, 2014 10:47 PM

    Gruden putting together a very soft team there in D.C.

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