After missing the team’s preseason opener Thursday against the Patriots, Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson says he will play Monday night against the Browns.
“I’m going to be out there flying around with my teammates,” Jackson told ESPN.com after practicing with the team Monday.
"I felt good, man. Had a little sore, bruised ankle for the last couple days. So good to be back in the midst of things. Felt good."
"He did some cutting today, scored a couple of touchdowns so he’s in good shape," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said, via CSNWashington.com. "I think now it’s just a matter of letting it go for a whole practice and letting him get that done tomorrow, barring the rain. And, of course, we still have Thursday, Friday, Saturday to get him ready so I think he’ll be fine by Monday."
Jackson had arguably the best season of his career last year with the Eagles, recording career-highs in receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,332) and tying his career-high in receiving touchdowns with nine.
Jackson, released by the Eagles on Mar. 28, signed with NFC East-rival Washington less than a week later on April 1.
The Eagles host Jackson and the Redskins in Week 3 of the regular season on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.