Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson says he expects to be good to go for Sunday’s game against the Bills, despite some lingering soreness in his knee.
Jackson is officially day-to-day with a patella contusion that he suffered in Chicago. Coach Jay Gruden said it’s possible his star wide receiver could miss some practice time this week.
“It’s all right,” Jackson said Tuesday evening. “It’s a little sore and banged up a little bit. But it’s nothing too serious that would keep me out. I played through it.”
The injury occurred in the third quarter of Sunday’s 24-21 victory over the Bears when Jackson made a diving catch near the sideline. A hobbled Jackson returned to the game but was in considerable discomfort afterward.
Two days later, though, he said he felt much better.
“I don’t want people to think it’s too serious,” he said. “It will be all right. I’ll be good.”
Jackson made the comments during an event at Franklin Middle School in Chantilly, Va., where he helped promote EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers, an educational game that combines football and math.
Jackson also said he’s excited that the Redskins have put themselves in position to claim a playoff berth after they struggled to four wins in his first season with the team.
“Being in the position we’re at, we have a great opportunity,’ Jackson said. “It’s going to bother everybody to death if we don’t close this out and do what we need to do. The past few years, we haven’t been in that position. It’s on us. If we don’t get it done, we have us to look at and say, ‘We blew it.’”
Jackson hasn’t been part of a playoff push since he was a member of the Eagles in 2013. So he said he intends to savor these final three games.
“I’m just excited about having the opportunity, once again, to be playing meaningful games in December,” he said. “It doesn’t get any better than this. Every game from here on out, it’s like a playoff game. As long as we look at it from that perspective, and handle what we need to handle, we’ll be playing in January.”