Jackson explained he missed all of last week because of personal issues he had to tend to and that he communicated with his coaches why he would miss the time.
“I had personal things I had to do back home,” Jackson said. “I’m a veteran in this league, going on my eighth year. Communication with my head coach and the guys here, they knew about it. Like I said, I had things I had to do, I was obligated to do back home in California. I’m here now, and I’m happy to be here with my teammates, and they’ve been putting in some great work, so I’m just trying to catch up and get back in the swing of things. But I had things I had to handle.”
Jackson, who led the team with 1,169 receiving yards and six touchdowns last year, said he was not phased by the time missed, and that his familiarity with the offense would help him bounce right back into the flow of things.
“I’m very familiar with the offense, the system, so it’s not like I have to re-learn something that I already know. I came back, I’m in the flow of things. I’m still starting wide receiver on this team. I’m just happy to be here, happy to be putting the work in and being around the fellows again.”
Jackson proved productive in his first year with Washington in 2014, snagging 56 passes for 1,169 yards and six touchdowns.
Either it was a simple mistake or an indication of how the
In a letter sent to season-ticket holders, the Redskins thanks fans for their support while mentioning the core group of players that are poised to lead the organization back into the winning column. One notable name was left off.
"Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of
Griffin, the Redskins' No. 2 overall pick in 2012, was not included in this group.
Griffin enjoyed phenomenal success as a rookie, throwing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and five touchdowns while running for 815 yards and seven touchdowns. Following an ACL tear during the 2012 postseason, Griffin hasn't been the same. After returning from a dislocated ankle this past season, Griffin was benched in favor of Colt McCoy.
Griffin played in nine games in 2014 and threw for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions.
Jackson scored on a 69-yard touchdown pass from Robert Griffin III during the first quarter. It was Jackson’s eighth reception of 50 or more yards this season which led the NFL. The touchdown was the lone highlight for Jackson, who finished the game with two receptions for 86 yards on three targets.
Jackson came down with a 51-yard reception in the first quarter and a 55-yard grab in the third quarter. Both catches came while being covered by Bradley Fletcher. He was targeted six times and finished with four catches for 126 yards. Jackson surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth time in his career. He has 54 catches for 1,083 and five touchdowns this season.
Washington will face Dallas in Week 17.
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