Seeing Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson on the field at the same time has been somewhat of a rarity in recent weeks as the Redskins wide receivers nursed minor injuries.
But it happened again Thursday at Redskins Park. And, if all goes well in the coming days, both are expected to make their preseason debut Monday night against the Browns.
“We’re excited to see them run out [there] and compete, get them in a game situation and see how they do,” Jay Gruden said. “Just get the rust off of them. It’s important for them to get some type of continuity with the quarterback and the offense in general, just the speed of breaking the huddle on game day and how many plays in a row can you go without getting tired.”
“If I send them deep, can they come back and dig out a first forced block, or can they run deep again, two or three times in a row?”
Both Garçon and Jackson missed the preseason opener against the Patriots last week. Garçon was sidelined with a nagging hamstring injury. Jackson was hobbled by a sprained ankle. On Thursday, however, both handled a full workload. Which almost certainly means Robert Griffin III should finally have his full complement of weapons against Cleveland.
“It’s great to have everybody healthy, have all of our weapons out here ready to go,” Griffin said. “We’ve had it out here in practice for a couple of days. But it really wasn’t that way in training camp. One was out. The other was out. Both were out. It’s good to have them both back.”