The Washington Redskins could be ready to move on from DeSean Jackson’s services after the season, despite his productivity when he’s on the field.
Jason Cole of Bleacher Report passed along information from his sources Friday that indicates the dynamic speedster could potentially be looking for a new home after the 2016 campaign. The team reportedly believes Jackson is “injury prone,” and Cole reports the receiver has a “50-50” chance of remaining on the roster following the current season.
The main issue, Cole reports, is Jackson’s inability to stay on the field. He’s currently dealing with shoulder injury that will keep him out of Sunday’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
It’s another in a long line of injuries that have plagued Jackson throughout his tenure in Washington, and his NFL career in general. In nine seasons, Jackson has played in just two full campaigns. He’s been particularly banged up the past two years, missing six games last year and now showing up on the injury report again as “out.”
So far in 2016, Jackson has caught 30 passes for 416 yards and one touchdown.
At this point, any decision the Redskins make is not an issue of big money. Jackson is in the final deal of his current contract and is set to become a free agent after the season. Washington is trying to establish an offensive identity under head coach Jay Gruden, and an oft-injured star hurts attempts to develop continuity.