DeSean Jackson wants to play in Philly on Sunday, everyone knows this, and he's said it multiple times this offseason. He gets asked about it in every interview, and usually laughs and then admits that he's got something special for them or he's got the date circled on the calender. I think the only person DeSean Jackson wants to embarrass more than Chip Kelly would be his former agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Jackson left last Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a shoulder injury and was ruled out after being examined. He had a similar injury in Philadelphia, but described this one as "a little vicious" in his post game presser. Jay Gruden told reporters that it was an AC joint sprain and Jackson was day to day. DeSean told reporters on Monday that there was no structural damage to his shoulder, and he was just a little sore. He also said that he was adamant about playing Sunday in Philly. In Jay Gruden's presser on Monday, he said that Jackson has a Grade 1 sprain, and that he is still day to day. He also said that Jackson could play, depending on his pain levels. If it's up to Jackson, he's playing.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was a friend of Jackson's on the team, and they remain in contact. McCoy told the hosts of 94WIP's Players Lounge radio show that DeSean Jackson told him via text message that he is playing on Sunday.
The former Eagles’ 2008 second-round draft pick, who suffered a mild sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder last Sunday, reached out to his old buddy LeSean McCoy via text on Tuesday.
"Just talkin' about that he's seen the game last night, and we looked good, and you know he said a little bit of this and that," McCoy told Anthony Gargano and Ike Reese on 94WIP's Players Lounge show of his text conversation with Jackson."He's [Jackson] playing. He's definitely playing. That's the first thing he text, he said, ‘I'm playin'.'"
The final decision will be with Jay Gruden and the Redskins medical/training staff. They know(we hope) what's best for Jackson's health and the team. If it's a minor strain and Jackson's dealing with the soreness and pain, he could definitely suit up against Philadelphia. They will need all the weapons they can get to match the Eagles, at least in the 2nd half of the game. Injury reports will come out today and I would expect Jackson to be listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
Check back here for more updates on Jackson's injury status for Sunday's game.