RICHMOND — Send sympathy cards care of E.J. Biggers.
The sixth-year cornerback was in the end zone one-on-one with DeSean Jackson during team drills at Redskins camp Monday morning. Jackson went in, Biggers went in. Jackson went out, Biggers went out. Then, Jackson burst back in and Biggers remained where he was. Touchdown.
It was Jackson’s third touchdown of the morning. He was participating in full team workouts for the first time since spraining his left ankle Aug. 6. That injury forced the Redskins’ prized offseason signing to miss the first preseason game and be restricted to light individual drills at the start of practices.
“Felt good,” Jackson said of his return. “Was able to get out here and run around. I’m feeling good. I’m ready to play Monday [against the Browns].”
That would be a different sight midway through the preseason for the Redskins. With Jackson and Pierre Garcon, who missed the first preseason game because of a hamstring injury, appearing close to a return, the full receiving corps is getting back in shape.
Jackson’s speed was brought in to help relieve some of the pressure on the league’s leading pass-catcher from last season. Garcon’s 113 catches led the NFL. Showing the Redskins’ overwhelming reliance on him were his league-leading 184 targets.
“I think it’s a great position to have both [of us],” Jackson said. “Really, we just feed off each other. Really just have each other’s game at the highest level so once the season starts we’re able to do things together on one page. Beat teams. Beat defenses and have them staying up late. Defensive coordinators staying up late figuring out how to stop us.”
Jackson is accustomed to a significant load himself. He was targeted 126 times while with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. He made 82 catches and scored nine times.
“As far as what I bring, I’m just happy to be here and happy to be an addition,” Jackson said. “There are already great receivers, Pierre, Santana [Moss] and Andre [Roberts], so I’m excited to see a big year from us.”
The Redskins close camp in Richmond on Tuesday. Jackson is ready to head north.
“Kind of excited to get be able to get back home,” he said. “Overall, feel good. Feel like we had a great camp and did some great things. Just looking forward to getting back and getting started with the regular season.
“It’s about three weeks into it, I’m ready to go home. Sleep in my own bed.”