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Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson expected to make preseason debuts

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The Redskins have high hopes for their receiving corps this year, but they didn’t get a chance to see the full complement of pass catchers in action during last week’s preseason opener.

That should change against the Browns on Monday night. Pierre Garçon, who has been battling a hamstring injury, and DeSean Jackson, who was sidelined by a knee injury, have been practicing in full and coach Jay Gruden said the time looks right for them to take the next step in getting ready for the season.

“We’re excited to see them run out and compete, get them in a game situation and see how they do,” Gruden said, via CSNWashington.com. “Just get the rust off of them. It’s important for them to get some type of continuity with the quarterback and the offense in general, just the speed of breaking the huddle on game day and how many plays in a row can you go without getting tired. If I send them deep, can they come back and dig out a first forced block, or can they run deep again, two or three times in a row?”

With tight end Jordan Reed recovered from the illness that put him on the shelf for a few days, it looks like the Redskins could have all offensive hands on deck when they square off with Cleveland. That should allow them to take a step forward in Gruden’s offense and continue building toward what they hope will be a bounceback season in D.C.

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16 Responses to “Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson expected to make preseason debuts”
  1. mightymightylafootball says: Aug 14, 2014 3:07 PM

    No a Skins fan, but that’s actually a pretty damn good 1-2 WR package.

  2. ariani1985 says: Aug 14, 2014 3:09 PM

    And nothing of value will be gained!

  3. isabsir says: Aug 14, 2014 3:22 PM

    I know this is just preseason but this could get real ugly for the Browns.

  4. thesmartestmanever says: Aug 14, 2014 3:29 PM

    nfl sunday ticket being installed today. I will not miss another Redskins game ever!!!!

  5. 23rdusernameused says: Aug 14, 2014 3:30 PM

    preseason debuts… in the hot tub, both nursing aches and pains!
    have fun!

  6. Getoffmylawn! says: Aug 14, 2014 3:55 PM

    They are going to kill it this preseason!!!

  7. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 14, 2014 3:56 PM

    If you don’t think this receiving tandem is dangerous you either are jealous or don’t know a thing about football. As far as them not playing yet if it was regular season they would have been playing….common sense…
    Thanks for DJAX Chip!
    In Chip we trust..LOL
    HTTR

  8. greymares says: Aug 14, 2014 3:57 PM

    Wait , he expects Jackson to go deep and then come back and BLOCK on the next play. OMG. Ha ha ha. Funniest thing I have read on here in a long time.

  9. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 14, 2014 4:06 PM

    Best WR combo in the NFL!!!!

  10. DawgPound83 says: Aug 14, 2014 4:09 PM

    Haden > Garçon
    Skrine > Jackson

  11. skins26portis says: Aug 14, 2014 4:10 PM

    I don’t care what happens in preseason I just want my skins to be healthy when the season starts. I do want to see all of the offensive starter get some reps the next 2 preseason games. Also want to see how RG3 gets the ball out quicker this season . Can’t wait to see the defense against the Browns Monday Night . HTTR

  12. skinsfan91 says: Aug 14, 2014 4:47 PM

    Jackson is coming back from getting his ankle cleated, not a knee injury. And I don’t know what ” . . . dig out a first forced block” means.

  13. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 14, 2014 4:49 PM

    Haden>Garçon= good matchup..fun to watch
    Skrine>Jackson =LOL…you better get that guy some help. Please man up Skrine on DJAX the Dawg Pound will be wimpering.
    HTTR!

  14. skinsfaninphilly says: Aug 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    Buster Skrine?!? Really?? Of all names to use to try to make some notion of a point..u pick Buster Skrine?!? C’mon man!! Lol

  15. skins1970 says: Aug 14, 2014 6:38 PM

    Buster Skrine is going to be in a fetal postition crying for his mommy after he gets burned by DeSean Jackson

  16. laserw says: Aug 14, 2014 10:05 PM

    As long as the clown prince RGME is the QB in DC, adding weapons won’t change a thing. Unless he has his head removed from his backside, Washington is toast again this season.

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