Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson might finally return to the field this Sunday when his NFC East side travels to New England to taken on the Patriots. This is something Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has taken notice of, according to reports.
Jackson has been out of action for Washington since the season opener against the Miami Dolphins due to a hamstring injury. His inclusion back in the team for the NFC East side could be a game-changer in what is a very tight division.
Belichick knows how much of a threat the wide receiver could pose on Sunday and that he must be accounted for on every single play because he is such a dynamic player.
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He said, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk: “Just tremendous in all three levels. He can catch and run, he can get over the top of the defense and he’s a very good intermediate route runner that can get open, create space and make intermediate plays and turn those into big plays, too. Big threat.”
With a close come from behind win of 31-30 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last time out before their bye week, the Redskins will be pumped up to pick up another surprise victory on Sunday against one of the few remaining undefeated teams in the NFL.
The wide receiver and return specialist will be welcomed back with open arms on Sunday by Washington if he is able to play. He will provide an added edge to the offense that has been lacking recently, and could well end up being the driving force for a playoff push.
The state of the NFC East is still up in the air and certainly isn't a foregone conclusion. Any one of the teams could still finish at the top. If the Redskins do, I'm sure quarterback Kirk Cousins will be screaming 'You like that!' at the top of his lungs once again.