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DeSean Jackson “twisted his ankle just a hair”

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The Redskins got a scare during Wednesday’s practice when wide receiver DeSean Jackson injured his left ankle and went to the sideline, but it doesn’t sound like the team is overly concerned with his health.

Coach Jay Gruden said after practice that Jackson “twisted his ankle just a hair” after getting cleated during the team’s joint session with the Patriots. They’ll play the Patriots in their preseason opener on Thursday night and Gruden said that Jackson is considered questionable for that contest, which will see the Redskins starters play around 8-10 plays before giving way to reserves.

While the team may decide that precaution is the better course of action, the fact that they haven’t ruled him out immediately bodes well for his availability in the near future. If Jackson doesn’t play, the Redskins will be doubly short at wide receiver as Pierre Garçon is not going to play after dealing with a hamstring injury over the last week or so.

Washington will also be without safeties Ryan Clark, who tweaked his hamstring in Tuesday’s practice, and Bacarri Rambo as they kick off their exhibition schedule.

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61 Responses to “DeSean Jackson “twisted his ankle just a hair””
  1. 700levelvet says: Aug 6, 2014 10:44 AM

    Jay Gruden… Ha ha ha ha ha

  2. govtminion says: Aug 6, 2014 10:45 AM

    So Jackson is hurt, Pierre Garcon’s hamstring is still hurting… yeah, this is off to a good start already around here. Good thing they have Houston in Week 1…

  3. edouble86 says: Aug 6, 2014 10:46 AM

    All in for Week….oh, wait.

  4. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 6, 2014 10:48 AM

    Sounds like not a Smidge of truth!

  5. missingsock215 says: Aug 6, 2014 10:49 AM

    After he was paid in Philly, this happened then too. He plays no more than 10 games for the Redskins this year. #money

  6. Bill Belitext says: Aug 6, 2014 10:54 AM

    Sounds a lot like a guy who spent 2 days getting pwned by the New England corners and took the easy way out and “tweaked” his ankle, rather than competing…

  7. loonaticvoicesays says: Aug 6, 2014 10:57 AM

    nfc east final standings

    Washington redskins

    Philadelphia eagles

    Dallas cowboys

    new York giants

    in that order

  8. JackedUpSports says: Aug 6, 2014 11:00 AM

    that offense is up to RG3 rebounding. i dont think itll happen so smoothly

  9. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 6, 2014 11:01 AM

    2014 nfc east final standing
    1NYG
    2EAGLES
    3WASHINGTON
    4COWBOYS

  10. deezenucks says: Aug 6, 2014 11:02 AM

    He isn’t actually wearing number 1 is he?
    Lame

  11. succulentnipples says: Aug 6, 2014 11:03 AM

    Sissy.

  12. guiness17 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:08 AM

    deezenucks says: Aug 6, 2014 11:02 AM

    He isn’t actually wearing number 1 is he?
    Lame

    —————————————————–

    No, I’d say that’s an ‘I’.

  13. heathn09 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:13 AM

    How does one twist an ankle hair?

  14. scrp2 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:15 AM

    Top 5 Greatest Redskins:

    1. John Riggins
    2. Sonny Jurgeson
    3. Clinton Portis
    4. Art Monk
    5. Gus Frerotte

  15. dcstinks says: Aug 6, 2014 11:15 AM

    LoL…

    -Eagles Fans

  16. eagleseagleseagles says: Aug 6, 2014 11:17 AM

    whats new?

  17. dfried119 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:18 AM

    @ deezenucks
    he only wears number 1 in practice. he’ll be 10 for games. just saying

  18. jamaltimore says: Aug 6, 2014 11:19 AM

    It must be shanahan’s fault.

  19. codythao35 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:19 AM

    Not a NFC East teams fan but the team standings after Dec. goes like this:
    1. Eagles or 1. Giants, 2. Eagles
    2. Giants
    3. Redskins
    4. Boycows

    Wait, can Desean play defense?

  20. amaf21 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:20 AM

    They should call Dr. Jones for a second opinion.

  21. Chris says: Aug 6, 2014 11:22 AM

    DeSean tweet: Twisted my Anccle.

  22. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:24 AM

    That’s a shame.

  23. nodak2de says: Aug 6, 2014 11:24 AM

    2014 NFC east final standing

    1-Eagles
    2-Giants
    3-Cowboys
    4-Redskins

  24. shatho1 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:29 AM

    2014 NFC East final standing is actually more like this
    1. Cowboys
    2. Eagles
    3.Giants
    4.Washington

  25. Big Blue On You says: Aug 6, 2014 11:30 AM

    He’s just mad because the skins won’t change their jersey colors to blue.

  26. logicalvoicescowboybrother says: Aug 6, 2014 11:34 AM

    Logicalvoices ~ oh how I missed you and your terrible predictions !!!

  27. justintuckrule says: Aug 6, 2014 11:35 AM

    The witch doctors on the reservation are pin pricking all your important players hammies. Dan Snyder makem mad with his stubborn refusal to change name.

  28. cannabisisgreat says: Aug 6, 2014 11:48 AM

    I love how eagle apologists are out in full force. Last year desean was a top 5 wideout this year he’s the redskins problem.

  29. cbs1971 says: Aug 6, 2014 12:00 PM

    Desean was NOT a top 5 wideout..try again….

  30. GettingNoRespect says: Aug 6, 2014 12:06 PM

    witch doctors? Now that’s racist.

  31. 3yardsndust says: Aug 6, 2014 12:07 PM

    Turdskins.

  32. jimmyt says: Aug 6, 2014 12:15 PM

    Joint session with a team like the Patriots? So they can try and lift a playbook when you aren’t looking?

  33. stunzeed5 says: Aug 6, 2014 12:19 PM

    Eagles…..0 SUPERBOWLS…..hahahahahahahhahahahaha

  34. GettingNoRespect says: Aug 6, 2014 12:21 PM

    justintuckrule, clearly a giants fan, clearly a redskins hater, uses the term “witch doctors”, which shows his opinion of Native Americans. He wants the name changed. I am guessing its not because he respects Native Americans.

  35. justintuckrule says: Aug 6, 2014 12:26 PM

    @gettingnorespect – be careful what you say. Washington franchise fans aren’t immune either. If you feel a twinge in your knee, you know who to blame.

  36. bigbluepa83 says: Aug 6, 2014 12:26 PM

    The 3-13 team is gona win the division? Lmao Is rypkin quarterbacking??

  37. cannabisisgreat says: Aug 6, 2014 12:52 PM

    cbs1971 says:
    Aug 6, 2014 12:00 PM
    Desean was NOT a top 5 wideout..try again….

    according to eagle apologists as of last year he was. Every player to put on eagle green is a top 5 player in the league according to eagle apologists

  38. sbboundgiants says: Aug 6, 2014 12:58 PM

    Alfred Morris will put up career numbers.

    1 Giants
    2 Eagles
    3 Washington Washingtons
    4 cowboys

    Eagles and giants are the only n-east teams in the running for anything significant this season that’s just a fact.

  39. GettingNoRespect says: Aug 6, 2014 1:09 PM

    sbboundgiants , a belief, even a strongly felt one (as in this case) or strongly supported one (not in this case) is, in fact, not fact.

  40. sportsfan18 says: Aug 6, 2014 1:27 PM

    I think we have about all the possibilities of finishes for the NFC East and they’re all thumbs down.

    1) Eagles
    2) Giants
    3) Redskins

    4) Cowboys

    8 & 8 this year would seem nice for the Cowboys as they’ll not get there usual .500 this season.

    The Giants and Skins comes down to injuries.

  41. wolf0528 says: Aug 6, 2014 1:28 PM

    Before Chip Desean only had one season with 60 catches. Enjoy your diva, whiny, constantly “banged up”, can’t beat press coverage WR. He will annoy the crap out of you by Week 4 when he’s complaining about not getting enough touches.

  42. skinsfan91 says: Aug 6, 2014 1:55 PM

    “Comment supporting my team and disparaging the others.” I win!

  43. suriani21suriani21 says: Aug 6, 2014 1:59 PM

    Please get better before you bums come up and play us………We want you good an healthy for this beat down.

  44. suriani21 says: Aug 6, 2014 2:07 PM

    Good luck getting him the deep ball with that Oline……..Better bring a cradle and some rattles and toys on the sidelines for baby Me-sean……..Waaaa Waaaa Waaaaaaa……..He doesn’t wanna play, he wants to be the next Russell Simmons……Hip Hop Horray!!!!!

  45. SeattleJones says: Aug 6, 2014 2:13 PM

    Wow, the world we live in is weird. Instead of the usual fair weather Cowboys fans and hopelessly hopeful Redskins fans…we’re now inundated with delusional, politically correct Giants fans.

    Well, I guess Eagles fans are still the same. Mad at the world…no SB trophy. :(

  46. jbeagles23 says: Aug 6, 2014 2:14 PM

    Dfried up there chimes in quickly like he knows something other people don’t. So if desean is only wearing 1 in practice and 10 in games than what is rg3 wearing?

  47. suriani21 says: Aug 6, 2014 2:44 PM

    Not mad at all….Our House is sold out for the next 30 years so Oh yeah, We’re just Furious!!!!!…You people, the rest of the world keep bringin it up….it’ll happen..Let keep the topic on the discussion though………Not the past….Will your ADHD allow that??????

  48. dawkphan says: Aug 6, 2014 2:50 PM

    Jbeagles23, I was just going to say that . he is a Knucklehead. I think his brain is dfried !

  49. davebarnes21 says: Aug 6, 2014 3:21 PM

    tough loss

  50. calvinthegreat82 says: Aug 6, 2014 3:21 PM

    Excuses already for the Redskins and their HEAVILY overrated team!

  51. firesnyder says: Aug 6, 2014 3:30 PM

    Omg! “My team is the best”, “Mesean is blah blah”, “Redskin Potatoes”, “That guys is horrible”, “My team’s corners are the best”.

    Commenting on articles on this site used to be fun when people had intelligent stuff to add.

  52. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 6, 2014 3:59 PM

    At least there are no gangs in Washington.

  53. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 6, 2014 4:23 PM

    What’s up with all these stupid posts of how people think the NFC East is going to rank. I’m a Redskins fan so I would love to say we will win but the reality of it is the team in the NFC East that has the best D will win the east PERIOD. Face it Cowboy, Giant, Eagle and yes Redskins fans you think anything different your just being a Homer. As far as DJAX…bad news for all you Eagle and Giant haters …he’s fine….he might still play in tomorrow’s game. The reason you run on to everyone of these Redskins post and hate is because you know darn well your pathetic defenses cannot contain the Redskin receivers. That is a fact…and you Eagle fans are looking for some sort of justification for your idiot coaches dumb move of canning DJAX for nothing.
    In Chip we Trust…LOL
    HTTR

  54. beerbudsnbevo says: Aug 6, 2014 4:28 PM

    scrp2 says:
    Aug 6, 2014 11:15 AM
    Top 5 Greatest Redskins:

    1. John Riggins
    2. Sonny Jurgeson
    3. Clinton Portis
    4. Art Monk
    5. Gus Frerotte

    ……………………..

    Clinton Portis?

    Gus Frerotte?

    Forgot about Doug Williams?

    Whatever dude.

  55. phillyjeff says: Aug 6, 2014 4:35 PM

    Practice! We talkin about Practice!

  56. djstickypants says: Aug 6, 2014 5:20 PM

    this team is such a shame, no wonder native americans don’t want to be associated in any way with it. Danny Boy, best thing that happened to the Redskins Rivals since Joe Gibbs first retirement………..

  57. skins26portis says: Aug 6, 2014 5:37 PM

    Don’t worry about our WR position we are the deepest in the division .
    Garçon D-Jax Roberts Moss Hankerson Robinson Grant Williams . Don’t worry Philly our WR are much better than your bums .

  58. skins26portis says: Aug 6, 2014 5:38 PM

    NFC East 2014
    Redskins
    Giants
    Eagles
    Cowboys

  59. skins26portis says: Aug 6, 2014 5:46 PM

    I smell fear from the Eagles and Giants fans . They all know that they are going to in trouble against our offense . Garçon Dez, and D-Jax best WR in the NFC East . That’s a fact HTTR

  60. 1phillyphan says: Aug 6, 2014 10:51 PM

    So karma is getting a firm hold on MeSean jackson..tisk tisk..what a shame…

    Not that it matters..but the Redskins ( opps is that a PC name?) can trot out Art Monk or any member of the funky bunch and it still wouldn’t give them sa play off spot….That O Line sucks..and the defense is shaky at best…
    Philly 11-5
    G-men 9-7
    Skins 7-9
    Cowgirls…6-10

  61. jbeagles23 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:50 PM

    Can have all the wr talent in the world in wash. Missing one key component. A qb.

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