DeSean Jackson catches two passes in first preseason action
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (8/18/14) 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 (8/18/14) 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.
"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 (8/11/14) 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 (8/9/14) 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.
08/20/2014 08:14 NFL's 10 most interesting: Romo (again!), Manziel to ride roller coaster
When picking the NFL's 10 most interesting players, it's easy to start in Dallas, where Tony Romo produces for a team with leaky defense, and gets blamed for the failures. In Cleveland, Johnny Manziel is starting what looks like a career more about perception than what he can do on the field.
08/19/2014 17:05 2014 Draft Prep: WR tiers, 2.0
With so many quality receivers to sift through on Draft Day, identifying the right ones can be difficult. Our Dave Richard shares his overview on the position with his updated tiers.
DeSean Jackson had a career season with the Eagles in 2013, and he was rewarded for it by being cut due to apparent differences with coach Chip Kelly and management. The Redskins signed Jackson, and he will immediately become their No. 2 receiver behind Pierre Garcon and deep threat for Robert Griffin III. Jackson had career highs in catches (82) and yards (1,332) in 2013, and he matched his career high for touchdowns. His value will take a hit going to the Redskins since 2013 was the first time he was the clear-cut No. 1 option (he previously shared that role with Jeremy Maclin). We’re expecting him to post stats similar to his production prior to 2013, which was around 55 catches, 950 yards and five touchdowns on average. He should be drafted as a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver worth a pick in Round 5 or 6. The touchdowns should be better than his average prior to 2013, but don’t be surprised if he falls below 1,000 yards and has fewer than 60 catches with this move to Washington.