After playing in the Washington Redskins‘ Week 3 matchup against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is ready to square off against another NFC East rival, the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football.
Jackson sprained his AC joint in Washington’s Week 2 blowout against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He sat out or was limited during most of last week’s practices but clearly the Redskins just wanted to give the 5’10’ speedster optimal rest. He exploded against the Eagles hauling in 5 catches for 117 yards including an 81 yard touchdown catch, blazing by Cary Williams on his way to the endzone. He showed no ill side effects of the injury and did not suffer any setbacks during the game.
After being limited in practice all of this week, Jackson should be about 100% for tonight’s matchup versus the G-Men. Starting quarterback Kirk Cousins and D-Jax seem to be developing a nice chemistry together and against a 23rd ranked Giants pass defense, that chemistry should be on full display tonight. It’s not a great matchup against the Giants’ strong corner duo of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara, but it only takes Jackson one catch to satisfy owners. With Jackson completely healthy and Cousins behind center, you can start D-Jax as a WR2 with complete confidence.