The Washington Redskins made a big splash in free agency when they added wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who was released by the division rival Philadelphia Eagles.
Jackson also got a nice pay day, so it comes as no surprise that the team is trying to protect their investment.
On Saturday, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden explained that Jackson was held out of Saturday’s practice session as he recovers from soreness in his leg.
“We held DeSean out,” coach Jay Gruden said, via Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com. “He had a little soreness in his legs.”
Gruden has kept Jackson out of two separate practices throughout training camp, and he has a good reason.
“Just trying to keep him fresh,” Gruden said of Jackson. “He’s been running a lot.”
With Jackson figuring to be a big part of the Washington Redskins offense during the 2014-15 season and a go-to target for quarterback Robert Griffin III, who needs to bounce back from a poor sophomore campaign, the team should be doing everything they can to make sure he is ready but not too exhausted when the season begins.