Redskins Injury Update: DeSean Jackson 'Limited' In Practice

And exhale. The Redskins deep threat returns to practice on Thursday.

ASHBURN -- DeSean Jackson returned to practice Thursday. Even though just limited, the update is promising considering the receiver sat out the previous day with ankle and knee injuries

"Yeah, he needed a day to recover a little bit," coach Jay Gruden said of Washington's main deep threat. "He was sore, but he had a better day today. I didn’t see him running full blazing speed but he’s running, which is a good sign. And with a sprinter like that, he needs to be full go, and tomorrow we’ll give him a few shots to run deep and fast and see how he feels and we’ll go from there."

The hope is Jackson's availability for Sunday's crucial matchup at the New York Giants becomes more concrete on Friday.

"He went today, so we feel better than yesterday," Gruden said. "So we’re to a point now where we’ll see him tomorrow and make our decision. But he looked pretty good today."

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Defensive lineman Kendall Reyes (groin) missed his second straight practice after sitting out Sunday's loss to Dallas.

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Other injury news included six others joining Jackson on the limited list. Chris Baker (rib/elbow), Josh Doctson (Achilles), Kory Lichtensteiger (back), Ty Nsekhe (foot), Martrell Spaight (concussion), and Trent Williams (knee) do not take their usual reps but saw some practice time.

Su'a Cravens (hip), Deshazor Everett (knee), Matt Jones (shoulder), and Preston Smith (ankle) were all full participants for the second day in a row.

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Ben Standig is the Publisher of Breaking Burgundy and the Huddle Report's 2012 NFL Mock Draft champion. You can find him on Twitter @benstandig and on Google+.

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