After practice, DeSean Jackson says leg is fine

After practice, DeSean Jackson says leg is fine
May 29, 2014, 6:30 pm
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After Redskins practice Thursday, DeSean Jackson said his hamstring is tight but isn't a "big issue." (USA Today Images)

After a scary few minutes that saw Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson on the ground stretching his hamstring, the prized free agent signee said his hamstring was fine.

Jackson grabbed at his left leg after a deep fly route that fell incomplete during Redskins organized team activities on Thursday. After getting back toward the line of scrimmage, Jackson went to the ground while trainers helped worked on the hamstring. Redskins medical staff later applied an ice pack to the upper left leg.

"It's just a little tight," Jackson said after OTAs about his hamstring. "It's not no big issue."

Asked about Jackson's injury, Redskins coach Jay Gruden called it a slight pull, and added, "That happens to receivers."

Nobody around Redskins Park seemed even slightly worried about Jackson, and the receiver gave the thumbs up sign as he walked toward the parking lot to leave.

Prior to the hamstring tweak, Jackson impressed in practice. He had a nice intermediate catch of a pass from Robert Griffin III (the two are developing chemistry), and showed a burst of speed while taking a handoff around the side. 

"It's going good so far, just out here working," Jackson said of OTAs. "I'm a new familiar face."

The new familiar face line drew smiles from the media, as Jackson acknowledged how funny it was to see players he formerly faced twice a year as a member of the Eagles.

"I've always been a rival with the Redskins, so now being here, everything has been going good, you know, just getting in where I fit in."

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