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Jay Gruden: We’ll see if DeSean Jackson is full speed Friday

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 26: DeSean Jackson #11of the Washington Redskins antagonizes fans of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter of a football game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

Jackson has nine catches for 142 yards through the first two weeks of the season. If he can’t go, rookie Josh Doctson may see a bigger role in the offense alongside Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon.

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1 Response to “Jay Gruden: We’ll see if DeSean Jackson is full speed Friday”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 22, 2016 3:37 PM

    Please make Colt McCoy the starter. I don’t want the frightened mental midget to throw picks all over the place as usual.

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