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DeSean Jackson texts LeSean McCoy that he's playing in Eagles-Redskins game

DeSean Jackson expects to play against the Eagles this week.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles and current Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson really expects to play this week. Jackson even texted Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy yesterday on Tuesday to let McCoy know he's going to be ready to play against his former team.

Story via CBS Philly:

The former Eagles’ 2008 second-round draft pick, who suffered a mild sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder last Sunday, reached out to his old buddy LeSean McCoy via text on Tuesday.

"Just talkin’ about that he’s seen the game last night, and we looked good, and you know he said a little bit of this and that," McCoy told Anthony Gargano and Ike Reese on 94WIP’s Players Lounge show of his text conversation with Jackson. "He’s [Jackson] playing. He’s definitely playing. That’s the first thing he text, he said, ‘I’m playin’.'"

McCoy's text exchange with Jackson confirms a report on Monday that Jackson is willing to do "whatever it takes" to be ready for this week's Eagles-Redskins game in Philadelphia.

Still, this is all unofficial. Jackson is still listed as day-to-day with the shoulder sprain he suffered on Sunday against the Jaguars. There will be a better idea if Jackson will play or not as his progress is monitored over the next couple of days.

Washington and Philadelphia are both expected to release their first injury reports for this week's upcoming game later today on Wednesday, September 17th.