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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Redskins Injury Report: DeSean Jackson, Jordan Reed

By on 9/20/2014 04:15:00 PM

The Washington Redskins are going to be without star quarterback Robert Griffin III for a huge chunk of the season. Meanwhile, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is trying to work his way back from a shoulder injury he suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week two. Over the course of the last week Jackson has been doing light drills, but has not practiced much in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jackson’s injury was diagnosed as a sprained acromioclavicular, or AC, joint in his left shoulder. He has plenty of incentive to return to the field against the Eagles. They cut Jackson this summer after he spent his first six seasons with the team.

Head Coach, Jay Gruden, stated that he wasn’t sure if Jackson would be cleared but hoped he would be ready by game-time. The coach also insinuated that even if Jackson is able to go, he may only see a handful of snaps.

The Redskins have a number of injuries on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), inside linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee), cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) and defensive end Kedric Golston (groin) did not practice during the week and will not play.

While fullback Darrel Young (back/neck), safety Ryan Clark (foot), linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle), guard Shawn Lauvao (knee), and running back Roy Helu Jr. (quadriceps) are probable with their respective injuries. Center Kory Lichtensteiger (groin) and place kicker Kai Forbath (groin) were both limited and remain questionable.

If Jackson is limited, look for Andre Roberts and rookie Ryan Grant to have big games in his stead. Roberts was electric against the Jaguars, and will look to build off his performance. While Grant caught five balls for 57 yards from quarterback Kirk Cousins.

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