ASHBURN — Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson sat out a rainy practice on Wednesday afternoon with lingering ankle and knee injuries, but remains hopeful he will play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Jackson expects to return to practice on Thursday and Friday.
“Kind of the same little injury. Still just trying to get right,” Jackson said. “I’m glad I got a good coach and good training staff that know I need my treatment.”
Meanwhile, cornerback Bashaud Breeland (right ankle), offensive guard Shawn Lauvao (right ankle) and rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson (left Achilles tendon) were not at practice at all. Doctson is a major concern now. The first-round draft pick missed almost the entire offseason and training camp with this injury. He returned for the first two games against Pittsburgh and Dallas and had a pair of receptions, but was a last-second scratch before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
“[Doctson] just didn’t feel comfortable, couldn’t push off the way he wanted to so we made the last-minute switch,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “We don’t know. We’re trying different treatments for him to try and get him back in action as soon as possible, but take it easy this week, next couple of days, and see if he can do anything Friday and where he is at.”
Slot cornerback Dashaun Phillips (hamstring) worked on the side field with team trainers. Defensive end Kendall Reyes (groin) was back on the field. He has missed the last two games.
Washington also added a player to its practice squad: Cornerback Lloyd Carrington, who was cut on Sept. 3, was signed to the 10-man unit to provide depth in the secondary, where safety DeAngelo Hall is now on IR and Breeland is designated “week-to-week” with his ankle injury, according to Gruden. Phillips is unlikely to play this weekend, either.
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