Wide receiver DeSean Jackson didn’t practice on Wednesday because of knee and ankle injuries that kept him on the sideline when the rest of the Redskins were prepping for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
That naturally created some doubt about Jackson’s ability to play in the game, but things are looking a little bit better on Thursday. Jackson returned to the field and got in a limited practice, which coach Jay Gruden said sets up a big day on Friday.
Gruden said the team will give Jackson a couple of “deep shots” during Friday’s practice to assess whether or not he’s at full speed.
“With a sprinter like that, he needs to be full go,” Gruden said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today.