Bye weeks often give players a chance to recover from some of the aches and pains that accumulate over the course of a season, but it looks like Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will need more time before he’s ready to return to action.
According to multiple reports, Jackson will not play against the Vikings this weekend. Jackson hurt his shoulder against the Bengals in London two weeks ago and has not practiced yet this week. He had an MRI Thursday that didn’t show any structural damage, but the ongoing pain was enough reason for coach Jay Gruden to suggest Jackson could miss time.
“That’s something we’ll have to decide, whether or not to give him some rest and get fully recovered, fully healthy, or see if he can fight through it or not,” Gruden said, via Washington Post.
Jackson has 30 catches for 416 yards and a touchdown so far this season. Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder would be joined at receiver by Rashad Ross, Ryan Grant and Maurice Harris if Jackson is out of the lineup.