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DeSean Jackson might just be right when he says nobody can cover him

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DeSean Jackson might just be right when he says nobody can cover him

DeSean Jackson thinks nobody can cover him, not even great corners like Darrell Revis and Richard Sherman. Looking at some recent numbers, Jackson might be right.

The topic came up at Redskins training camp when a reporter asked Jackson about his matchups with newly acquired cornerback Chris Culliver. This was not just Jackson boasting, it was a measured response to a relevant question (Full video above). 

"As far as what challenges me, I don’t really get caught up into any of that type of stuff," Jackson said. "It’s just how I feel about myself. I don’t feel no one could stop me. You could go get Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, whoever you want to get."

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In the last two seasons, Jackson has faced both Sherman and Revis. In those two games, the numbers look like the Redskins speedster was playing against a Big 12 defense. 

  • October 13, 2013 - Eagles vs Tampa Bay Bucs - While Revis spent one season in Tampa, Jackson went off against the Bucs in a 31-20 road win. D-Jax final line: 6 catches for 64 yards and 2 TDs.
  • October 6, 2014 - Redskins vs Seattle Seahawks - Sure the Redskins lost their Monday night game against the Seahawks, but it was despite a monster effort from Jackson. Catching passes from Kirk Cousins, Jackson had a huge game, putting up video game numbers against the Seahawks vaunted secondary of Sherman and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. D-Jax final line: 5 catches for 157 yards and 1 TD.

Jackson's efforts against Seattle even brought out praise from Sherman after the game.

"He's going to get a couple, he's a a Pro Bowl receiver," Sherman said of Jackson. "We didn't allow anybody else to get much."

On one deep completion, it appeared Jackson beat Sherman outright and television cameras caught Sherman complaining after the long TD grab. The corner later explained the error wasn't his but rather a bad coverage. 

"It was a bad call for the play that they ran. Our coordinator tried to get exotic and they had the perfect play for it," Sherman said. "They ran the perfect play."

Receivers are supposed to be cocky, even bombastic. At first glimpse, Jackson's comments seem just that. But after looking at the most recent games against Revis and Sherman, Jackson has a point. 

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Reuben Foster believed to be lost for 2019 with major knee, leg injury, per source

Reuben Foster believed to be lost for 2019 with major knee, leg injury, per source

Redskins officials fear that linebacker Reuben Foster has torn the ACL in his left knee, sources tell NBC Sports Washington.

Additionally, there is concern about a more significant injury that could include the artery in his left leg, sources said. 

Foster went down on his first snap in a non-contact drill during OTAs on Monday after stepping on the leg of guard Tyler Catalina. Immediately, Foster fell to the ground, and it was obvious he was in intense pain. He was audibly screaming and crying while writhing in pain on the field. 

Moments later, the Redskins medical staff rushed out to Foster, and within a matter of minutes, his leg was placed into a stabilizing device. He was then helped onto a cart and wheeled off the practice field. 

After practice, Jay Gruden said the team was unsure of Foster's prognosis but did say, "I’m just very disappointed in what happened in his first rep as a Redskin. He runs through the gap and gets injured."

The Redskins took a major public relations hit by signing Foster last fall, and the team's belief was that his play on the field would be worth the controversy that enveloped his signing. Foster won't be playing in 2019, but remains under contract for 2020, and Washington will have the option to keep him in 2021. 

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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival.

Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Cellphone video posted by celebrity website TMZ appeared to show Elliott speaking with a woman and then with several security and event staff members, including one who falls backward over a metal parking area barricade.

Elliott's attorney, Frank Salzano in New York, told TMZ that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas after the incident to be at his youth football camp Sunday.

Salzano didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.

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