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DeSean Jackson Injury: Washington wide receiver really wants to play against Eagles

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Of course he does.

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The Philadelphia Eagles play the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL Week 3 match-up tonight on Monday Night Football, but we take a quick break from Eagles-Colts coverage to look ahead to the Eagles' Week 2 opponent: the Washington Redskins.

Washington was in action yesterday on Sunday and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in a convincing win. Washington wouldn't go unscathed, however, as both starting quarterback Robert Griffin III and starting wide receiver DeSean Jackson left the game early with injuries. Following Washington's win, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Griffin suffered a dislocated ankle and Jackson suffered a shoulder sprain. Their status for Week 3 seemed to be in doubt.

It now turns out that Jackson, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason, may be able to play against his former team.

Jackson is apparently even doing whatever it takes to be ready for the game. Of course, I'm sure Washington would hope Jackson had that attitude regardless of the upcoming opponent...

There's little doubt Jackson is anxious to play against the team that unceremoniously dumped him this offseason despite coming off a career performance in 2013. At the same time, I imagine some Eagles players are looking forward to facing him.

We'll have a better idea if Jackson will play or not as his progress is monitored throughout the week. In the meantime, don't expect him to be ruled out just yet.

As for Griffin, Washington hasn't made an official announcement yet. It's highly unlikely he plays against the Eagles but he may return later in the season.