A few days ago, newly acquired wide receiver DeSean Jackson left practice due to tightness in his hamstring and now Washington Redskins fans will breathe a collective sigh of relief after Jackson returned to practice yesterday afternoon. Jackson is expected to be major boost to the offense specifically on deep routes and a potentially injured hamstring could put a dent in the Redskins’ plans.
According to head coach Jay Gruden, the time off didn’t allow for Jackson to return all the way to 100 percent, but helped enough to allow the former Philadelphia Eagle to participate in practice as he hopes to learn the new offense. Via Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Gruden said, “He feels good running straight, it’s just sometimes coming out of cuts that he’s sometimes tentative, but we’re watching him.”
Indeed all of Redskins nation will be watching Jackson as he hopes to continue to improve prior to the July 24th opening of training camp. Jackson did contribute at full capacity on Wednesday and was targeted on multiple occasions. If the progress continues, Washington may all, but forget the injured hamstring.