By Annie Ross
So, the cat and mouse game continues between the Eagles and the Redskins, who have proclaimed wide receiver DeSean Jackson as “questionable” for Sunday’s Birds-Skins game at the Linc.
The real question is who is the cat and who is the mouse.
A sprained left shoulder had forced Jackson out of the first two practices of the week. On Thursday, he wore a sun visor and jogged through a few pass routes and caught some passes, but didn’t do enough for the team to even be able to list him as “limited.”
On Friday, Jackson wore a helmet and joined his fellow wide receivers during the entire position drills segment.
“He did good today. We’ll see, though,” Coach Jay Gruden said Friday afternoon. “He was very limited, as you well know, as you could see out there. But I think it was a step in the positive direction.”
Gruden said Jackson would receive some more work on Saturday and then would be evaluated during pregame warmups Sunday morning at Lincoln Financial Field, and then a decision would be made on his availability.
Jackson didn’t speak to reporters on Friday, but he said on Wednesday that he planned to play against his former team.
Place kicker Kai Forbath (groin) and center Kory Lichtensteiger (groin) also are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Gruden said that Forbath kicked during Friday’s practice and felt “pretty good.” The coach said that punter Tress Way could again be used to handle kickoff duties, with Forbath handling field goals and extra point attempts, just as they did last week.
Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out, as have linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring). Defensive end Kedric Golston (groin) is doubtful to play.
Full participation Friday: S Ryan Clark, PK Kai Forbath, OLB Brian Orakpo, G Shawn Lauvao, RB Roy Helu Jr., FB Darrel Young. Limited: WR DeSean Jackson, C Kory Lichtensteiger. Did not practice: DL Kedric Golston, ILB Akeem Jordan, CB Tracy Porter, TE Jordan Reed. Out: QB Robert Griffin III.
Full participation Thursday: CB Nolan Carroll, DE Fletcher Cox, TE Zach Ertz, G Todd Herremans, WR Josh Huff, S Malcolm Jenkins, WR Brad Smith, T Matt Tobin, CB Jaylen Watkins, CB Cary Williams. Did not practice: LB Mychal Kendricks, S Earl Wolff.