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Gruden: Redskins WR DeSean Jackson 'very, very close' to return

LANDOVER, MD- OCTOBER 4: CAPTION CORRECTION Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11), left, joins Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) as he celebrates his second-quarter fumble recovery in the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field on Sunday, October 4, 2015. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD- OCTOBER 4: CAPTION CORRECTION Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11), left, joins Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) as he celebrates his second-quarter fumble recovery in the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field on Sunday, October 4, 2015. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The Redskins' wide receiver has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson could return from his hamstring injury to face the New York Jets on Sunday.

Washington coach Jay Gruden says Jackson is getting "very, very close," and at the latest should play the following weekend against Tampa Bay.

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Along with Jackson, left tackle Trent Williams (spine) and running back Matt Jones (big toe) were among the players limited in practice on Wednesday.

Jackson sustained a left hamstring strain early in Washington's Week 1 loss against Miami. He was trying to catch Kirk Cousins' deep throw to the right sideline.

Gruden says the three-time Pro Bowl player "needs to be 100 percent" when he returns.