Redskins WR DeSean Jackson ready to return from hamstring injury

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, sidelined by a hamstring injury since the season opener, proclaimed himself ready to return.

Jackson said he practiced in full Monday -- the Redskins' first workout since Oct. 26 -- and that his left hamstring feels "great" heading into Sunday's game against the undefeated New England Patriots.

"Everything's a green light for Sunday," said Jackson, who added that he was medically cleared to return. "I'm good and ready to go, man."

Jackson injured the hamstring on a deep ball in the first quarter of the season opener. He tried to return for the Oct. 17 game versus the New York Jets, but he tweaked the hamstring in practice three days before the opener. The original estimate by the team put Jackson's return at three to four weeks.

Jackson is among a handful of injured starters, which includes all three top cornerbacks -- Chris Culliver, DeAngelo Hall and Bashaud Breeland. None of them expressed the same level of optimism as Jackson did regarding his return.

Jackson said he wants to build confidence that the hamstring indeed is 100 percent, allowing him to play without worrying about more damage.

The Redskins have recorded just four pass plays over 30 yards in their first seven games. Last season, they had 30 such plays -- Jackson accounted for 15 of them. He also led the NFL with 13 receptions of at least 40 yards.