Redskins wake-up call

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins will practice at 11:10 a.m. Friday followed by an open locker-room session. Here are three areas of interest:

  1. DeSean Jackson. He casually caught a couple of passes in individual drills Thursday, but none of the balls were thrown over his head to test his shoulder. But that could happen Friday as the Redskins want to see if he's progressed. It still could come down to a game-time decision, but we should get a better feel for his progress Friday. I'm not expecting a whole lot from tight end Jordan Reed.

  2. I'll have my prediction up later today. I will say, it was much harder to predict this game than I would have thought a week or so ago, just based on the Philadelphia Eagles' first-half struggles combined with some of what I think Washington might be able to do against them. This should be the best defense Philadelphia has faced, but it's one that still needs to eliminate the big plays.

  3. I know I said this Thursday, but the other Kirk Cousins story got pushed back to Friday, some areas he excelled at last week -- throws and decisions he made that impressed those who watched him. Yes, there are areas he must improve and those will be discussed, too. I'll discuss three things I learned about the Eagles after watching their game film and talking to players and coaches. There also will be a mailbag. Saturday, I'll have a mailbag and another in the Getting to Know series followed by notes and analysis Sunday morning.