Redskins WR DeSean Jackson feels better after taking week off

ASHBURN, Va. – After dealing with various leg injuries throughout the season, Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson liked having a week off before the postseason. It was needed.

“That was a great thing to have. I’m feeling good,” Jackson said. “It’s not necessarily fresher, but I do feel good.”

When Jackson is feeling good, the offense feels a lot better as well. He’s averaging 17.6 yards per catch this season – and 19.0 yards per catch from Weeks 10-16. Jackson is a big reason why the Redskins’ offense got on a roll late in the season.

Between Jackson and tight end Jordan Reed, the Redskins have two weapons who scare defenses – and then they have Pierre Garcon to make tough catches or Jamison Crowder to get open underneath.

“It’s definitely dangerous,” Jackson said of the Redskins' receiving talent.

One topic Jackson didn’t want to discuss much: the Eagles' firing of Chip Kelly before the season finale. Jackson had not been interviewed since that happened.

“I don’t really care too much about that,” Jackson said. “I’m happy where I’m at. I’m happy where my career has brought me to being here, a Washington Redskin. I’m just focused what we have here. We have a lot of focus on here and that’s what my mind is focused on. … I’ve learned a lot. I’m 29 years old. I’m not a young rookie doing the crazy mistakes, so I don’t get caught up in that.”

Other health updates:

RB Matt Jones: Coach Jay Gruden said he was “very limited” again Thursday with a hip pointer. Jones still sounds questionable, at best, to play Sunday against the Packers.

RB Chris Thompson: He injured his toe vs. Dallas, to go along with a lingering shoulder injury (torn labrum). He said he can plant and cut on his toe. “It feels a whole lot better,” Thompson said. “[Wednesday] I made huge strides. I was limping a little bit. It felt a whole lot better. Today was a really good day for me.”

CB Quinton Dunbar: He participated in some team work, but was listed as limited. Gruden said he showed bursts of speed. A big key for Dunbar will be how he feels Friday. “Signs are pointing in a positive direction with him,” Gruden said.

S Dashon Goldson: Limited with his shoulder and rib injury. But there’s little doubt as to whether or not he’ll play.

DE Jason Hatcher: Limited with his neck and knee. He’ll play.

LB Perry Riley Jr.,: Limited with a foot injury.