DeSean Jackson injures ankle, questionable for preseason game

DeSean Jackson set career highs in receptions, receiving yards and TDs last year with the Eagles.

 

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Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson left practice Wednesday with an apparent ankle injury.

Jackson, who was signed in the offseason after the Philadelphia Eagles cut him, left under his own power but was heavily taped on his left ankle and foot, the NFL Network reported.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Jackson got cleated, "twisted his ankle just a hair" and will be questionable for the team’s preseason opener Thursday against the Patriots.

Jackson spent the first six seasons with the Eagles before being released in March. He set career highs in receptions (82), receiving yards (1,332) and touchdowns (nine) last season.