DeSean Jackson not playing in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles? That’s not going to happen. This is about revenge.
Then again, Jackson didn’t practice the majority of this week still recovering from sprained AC joint. The injury was the result of a fall on his shoulder in the Washington Redskins‘ 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Considering how he left the team, he has more than enough motivation to get healthy before game time. ESPN reports the Redskins camp plans to work him out with trainers all the way up to game day.
And even though he’s expressed on countless occasions he’s over it, he’s not. He came off one of his best careers at Philly, only to be given the boot. Targeted 126 times, with more than 1,000 yards receiving and this isn’t about a little bit of revenge? Come on Jackson, we’re smarter than that. Otherwise, he’d sit this one out and heal properly.
“I’m not focused on why it happened or why it transpired or the way it happened – I’m not really too worried about that,” Jackson told media this week. “That’s their decision. They made their decision. They moved on, and I moved on.”
Jackson will move on when he plays Sunday, and if they win, he’ll have closure. He’ll walk off the field and look over at them and smile. Not only would he have beaten the team that dropped him, he would have ended their short undefeated season.
That’s more than enough reasons to be ready to play, even if it is for a few snaps.