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11 DeSean Jackson WR
Height/Weight: 5-10/178 | Birthdate: 12/1/1986 | Birthplace: Long Beach, CA, USA | Team: Washington | College: California | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 100/85 | Average Draft Position: 64.76
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DeSean Jackson catches two passes in first preseason action


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson caught two of his four targets for 34 yards in Monday's preseason game against the Browns.

Jackson connected with quarterback Robert Griffin III on a 23-yard play on the team's first drive. Jackson caught another pass in Browns territory on the offense's second drive as was targeted on Griffin's next two attempts on the drive, with one falling incomplete and the other being intercepted. Jackson has been limited by an ankle injury during the preseason.


Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson set to return Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Redskins wide receivers Pierre Garcon (hamstring) and DeSean Jackson (ankle) will return to action Monday after missing the team's first preseason game, the Washington Post reports.

Monday's game against the Browns will be the first opportunity to see how each receiver is featured in new head coach Jay Gruden's offensive scheme in a game setting.


Injured Redskins wide receivers might play Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Redskins wide receivers Pierre Garcon (hamstring) and DeSean Jackson (ankle) could suit up for Monday's preseason game against the Browns. Both players practiced in full Thursday, according to CSN Washington.

"We’re excited to see them run out [there] and compete, get them in a game situation and see how they do," coach Jay Gruden said. "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 gameday 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?"


DeSean Jackson says he'll play in second preseason game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson participated in team drills and said he'll play next Monday against the Browns, reports the Washington Times. Jackson had been limited by an ankle injury.

Asked how he feels, Jackson said: "Close enough. I'm at where I need to be." Jackson caught a few touchdown passes in team drills.


DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon return to practice in limited capacity


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Redskins receivers DeSean Jackson (ankle) and Pierre Garcon (hamstring) both returned to practice at a limited capacity on Saturday, ESPN reports. Jackson participated in individual drills, while Garcon took part in some seven-on-seven work as well as some full-team sessions.

The Redskins will return to action Aug. 18 at home against Cleveland.

Report: DeSean Jackson to miss Thursday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will not play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots due to an ankle injury he suffered in practice Wednesday, according to NBC4 in Washington D.C.

DeSean Jackson twists ankle 'just a hair'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson got "cleated" -- his foot got stepped on -- and "twisted his ankle just a hair" during a morning walkthrough, coach Jay Gruden said. He's questionable to play in Thursday's preseason opener against New England.

Leg discomfort has DeSean Jackson out of Saturday session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Redskins new wideout DeSean Jackson was sidelined from Saturday practice with discomfort in his legs. He did not speak to the media about it.

Jackson, who watched practice from the sideline, is coming off his finest season with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns with Philadelphia.


DeSean Jackson not yet 100 percent


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson said Wednesday his hamstring is around 90 to 95 percent recovered, reports ESPN.

"That's good enough speed for me to get out here and work," Jackson said following minicamp practice Tuesday.

Jackson missed nearly two weeks of OTA sessions because of a strained hamstring. He returned last week and looked better Tuesday.


DeSean Jackson back at practice


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson returned to practice this week after spending last week on the sideline nursing a strained hamstring, reports the Washington Post.

Jackson tweaked his hamstring two weeks ago, and he sat out last week’s session while allowing it to heal. He went through a full practice Wednesday, and he didn't report any problems following practice.

"He feels good running straight, it’s just sometimes coming out of cuts that he's sometimes tentative, but we're watching him," coach Jay Gruden said. "Obviously, we hoped he could run this week. That’s why we kept him out last week. It was good to see him out there pushing it. ... He's still probably not 100 percent yet. He's still working through a little bit of pain a little bit."


Injury might keep DeSean Jackson out next week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he's unsure if receiver DeSean Jackson will participate in OTAs next week due to a hamstring injury, reports CSNWashington.com. Gruden said he doesn't Jackson to rush back and aggravate the injury.

Washington is scheduled to hold OTAs Monday through Thursday.


DeSean Jackson limited at practice


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) New Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson was described as "limited" in practice earlier this week to ESPN 980 in Washington. On Wednesday he was again "very limited" while wearing a visor, going through positional drills at half speed according to ESPN. 

According to Comcast Sportsnet, Jackson is dealing with a hamstring injury


DeSean Jackson surprised at locker-room talk


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2014) New Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson was surprised to hear his former teammates with the Eagles thought he was a locker-room trouble maker, reports Pro Football Talk.

"The funniest thing, man: all this stuff like he's not a locker room player, he don't get along with his teammates, the people that really know me, they’re like, 'Man where is all this coming from?'" Jackson said, via the Washington Post. "I had teammates texting me and hitting me up, teammates that's still on the Eagles right now, like, 'What were they talking about you ain't a team guy, you don't get along with people in your locker room?' Everybody in the locker room loved me, you feel me?"


Eagles say they got no offers for DeSean Jackson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the team received no offers for receiver DeSean Jackson before releasing him. "It doesn't matter what we wanted, because we had no offers," Kelly said, via the New York Post.

Kelly reiterated Jackson was released for "football reasons." He signed with the Redskins.


DeSean Jackson has 'something special' for Eagles


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/22/2014) Denying that he was ever a problem in the Eagles locker room, new Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson said on The Arsenio Hall Show that he's planning to play big when he takes on his former team this season. 

"Not once, twice," Jackson said about how often he'd play the Eagles. "There's going to be something special about those two games for sure."

Jackson also claimed all the discussion about him being a bad teammate is off base.  

"As far as being a bad energy in the locker room, none of that stuff ever occurred," he said via NFL.com. "I love my teammates, I love to go out there and do the things I can to help my team win and at the end of the day, that's all it's about." 


DeSean Jackson finally reports to Redskins


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/14/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson reported to the Redskins for the offseason training program on Monday. He's a week late because of a previously scheduled vacation. The Washington Post noted that Jackson didn't miss any on-field work and only missed a week of conditioning and strength training. 

Redskins jumped at chance to sign DeSean Jackson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) As soon as receiver DeSean Jackson became available, the Redskins moved fast. "He got released by Philadelphia, and as soon as that happened, it was, ‘Wow,’ for us," coach Jay Gruden said on The SiriusXM Blitz.

"Because obviously people around here have played against him a couple of times a year. Guys like that don’t come around very often and when they do, you have to do your due diligence, and you have to do whatever it takes to get the guy if you think he’s a fit. And we felt like he was a fit for us. So Bruce Allen [was] all systems go and made a play for him and [it] ended up working out to get him."


DeSean Jackson's absence not a big deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Receiver DeSean Jackson was one of the few Redskins not to show up for the start of voluntary workouts Monday, reports ESPN.com. But according to the website, Jackson told team officials before signing his contract that "he had a previously planned vacation and would be in town next week."

LeSean McCoy: DeSean Jackson 'will definitely be missed'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was caught off guard by the team's release of receiver DeSean Jackson.

“I heard the rumors, but I was surprised for sure,” McCoy said, per Fox Sports. “I mean, he’s probably one of our biggest playmakers that we had. He can make plays at any given time. He can control the game. He’s probably the biggest deep threat in the NFL. To lose a guy like that is definitely tough. He’ll definitely be missed. Obviously every move is made for a reason.

“The guys upstairs made the decision for a reason. When you do things like that, you have backup plans in your mind. You don’t let one of the top wide receivers go and then not have anything to back it up. I’m sure coach (Chip) Kelly and (general manager) Howie (Roseman), they’ll be able to take care of it.”

Jackson signed a three-year contract with the Redskins.


Report: DeSean Jackson cursed out Chip Kelly in front of team


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) The Eagles released receiver DeSean Jackson because of his me-first attitude and his insubordination toward coach Chip Kelly, sources told CBS Philly. "Jackson was not very well liked by his teammates, was blatantly insubordinate, with temper tantrums cussing out Kelly several times in front of the team," the report said.

Jackson "pushed the NFL rookie coach the way 'a child would test boundaries,' and was more concerned with his rap label than he was about winning football games," the report added.

The Redskins quickly signed the 27-year-old wideout to a three-year contract, giving him $16 million guaranteed. He'll face the Eagles twice per year within the NFC East.


Robert Griffin III to keep No. 10, DeSean Jackson to switch


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) New Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson has worn No. 10 his entire career, the same number as quarterback Robert Griffin III. After semi-jokingly saying he might get Griffin to change numbers, Jackson agreed to start fresh with a new jersey number, reports the Washington Post.

It's unclear what number Jackson will wear.


DeSean Jackson: Getting released 'a humbling experience'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) New Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson told reporters that getting released by the Eagles was "a humbling experience" given that he was coming off a career year. But he said he believes his best is yet to come.

Jackson didn't want to elaborate on the circumstances of his departure from Philly.

"Honestly, man, I'm not really here to address that," he said. "I feel people that really know me and know what type of player I am, they respect me and they know I'm a team guy and I just go out there and put in on the line," he said.

Jackson said he's excited about joining this offense. New coach Jay Gruden "has a lot of toys to mess around with," Jackson said. "Some great things are going on in Washington."


Why DeSean Jackson is a good fit for Redskins


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) DeSean Jackson's skill set will mesh with the Redskins' offense and quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to ESPN.com. "Griffin's ability to throw the deep ball sits well with Jackson's penchant for catching them in the past," the report said. "It's what Jackson does best, and it's why he scares a defense so much. 

"Griffin might not have a laser arm like Michael Vick -- few do -- but it's a very good arm and it's certainly one that should connect with Jackson down the field. Oh, there's also Griffin's ability to extend plays with a group as fast as this one. That, too, should lead to headaches for opposing defensive coordinators in the week leading up to facing this offense."

Jackson joins wideouts Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts and tight end Jordan Reed to give Griffin four dangerous targets. The improved passing game also should open up running lanes for Alfred Morris.


DeSean Jackson gets $16 million guaranteed


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) DeSean Jackson's three-year contract with the Redskins is worth $24 million, including $16 million guaranteed, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 27-year-old receiver, who was cut by the Eagles last Friday, gets to face his old team twice per year.

Report: DeSean Jackson stays in division, joins Washington


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson spent his second night visiting with the Redskins Tuesday, and appears to have been persuaded on his new home.

According to NBCWashington.com, Jackson has agreed to terms with the Redskins, a report that multiple media outlets confirmed shortly after. An announcement for a multi-year deal is expect Tuesday night, according to ESPN.com.

Jackson became a free agent less than a week ago, after the Eagles surprisingly parted ways with him, citing off-field issues. He is coming off the most productive season of his career, finishing with 1,332 yards on 82 receptions with nine touchdowns, all of which are career highs.