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Jay Gruden hints at when the Redskins expect Jackson and Crowder back

Jul 30, 2015; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (1) catches the ball in front of Redskins defensive back Chris Culliver (29) during drills as part of afternoon practice on day one of training camp at the Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 30, 2015; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (1) catches the ball in front of Redskins defensive back Chris Culliver (29) during drills as part of afternoon practice on day one of training camp at the Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins have several key players on the injury report heading into the second preseason game. Wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder missed the first preseason game with injuries, and although they won't play in the second game, Gruden expects them back for the third preseason game.

Jackson has been sidelined with a shoulder injury after running into a blocking sled during the Redskins' joint practices with the Texans.

Crowder has been sidelined with a hamstring injury that occurred just after Jackson's injury. Before the injury, Crowder had been very impressive during training camp.

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The third preseason game is known as the dress rehearsal for the regular season, so it will be interesting to see what kind of participation each player has in that game. Jackson is entrenched as the starting split end, but Crowder's role is less certain. He was making a strong push to win the slot receiver job before the injury.

(h/t @Redskins)