Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will sit out Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings after sitting out two straight practices due to a shoulder injury, a source tells Breaking Burgundy.
Jackson was not at Thursday's practice. "Yeah, he was getting checked out today, got some extra treatment," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "Got the MRI, we got the results and he’s just dealing with a little bit of pain right now.”
Asked later about the MRI results and whether Jackson would be monitored throughout the season, Gruden said, "Yeah, that’s something we’ll have to decide – whether or not to give him some rest and get fully recovered, fully healthy, or see if he can fight through it or not.
"What the better option is, we’ll make that determination Saturday. The MRI just showed some issues there in his shoulder with the rotator cuff. He does have some things going on there, but we’ll make a determination Saturday whether or not it’s best to keep him out this week and try to get it stronger for the last seven.”
Jackson's absence would likely mean Rashad Ross remains active for Week 10 as a fifth receiver and speed threat.
CSN's JP Finlay first reported that Jackson would sit.
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