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Redskins' Jackson is moving closer to playing


Redskins' Jackson is moving closer to playing

When DeSean Jackson strained his hamstring early in the Redskins’ Week 1 game against the Dolphins, the team estimated that he would be out for three to four weeks. He could be very close to returning.

Jackson, who led the league last year with an average of over 20 yards percatch, has now missed four games and he is getting back into the swing of things. He practiced on a limited basis last week but he was very limited, only taking part in some of individual drills.

He was limited in practice today but he appeared to be more active during the portion that media was permitted to observe.

“We're slowly starting to get more and more reps,” said Jay Gruden. “He's taking them and he looks pretty good. With a hamstring you've got to work it then you've got to recover and rehab. We'll come out here tomorrow and see if he improves. If he has any negative effects we'll go from there.”

That is the official version. Unofficially some players in the locker room gave strong indications that they believe that Jackson will play.

But we will have to see tomorrow after Jackson goes through the cycle of recovery and rehab and then going through practice again.

The Redskins’ offense has missed Jackson, their only experienced deep threat. Their average yards per pass attempt last year was 8.2 yards; so far this year it has fallen to 6.6. Certainly, missing Jackson’s average of 20.9 yards per catch accounts for at least part of that substantial decrease. 

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2018 Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

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2018 Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.

Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?


Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.

The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.

So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?

And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards. 

How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance? 


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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting


The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.