The Jets just caught another break.
Redskins speedster DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was officially downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
After suffering a setback in practice earlier this week, Jackson was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. But Saturday, the organization announced that he did not travel with the team to New Jersey.
His absence means Washington (2-3) will be without six of its starters for tomorrow's 1 p.m. game.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Friday that left tackle Trent Williams (concussion), cornerbacks Chris Culliver (knee) and DeAngelo Hall (toe), center Kory Lichtensteiger (shoulder, finger, neck) and tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) would not play. Now, add Jackson to the list.
The Redskins are 4-0 against the Jets when playing on the road and 8-2 all-time. Their .800 winning percentage against the Jets is its best against any opponent with a minimum of 10 games played. But Washington's injuries could result in a change of fortune for the Jets, who began the season 3-1 before last week's bye.
But Jets head coach Todd Bowles cautioned that his players have no reason to be overconfident.
"I think when you try to take people lightly, they're going to kick your butt," he said. "We've just got to go out and play our game."
In August, Jackson said "no one can stop me" -- and he included Jets shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis in that category.
"He's an explosive player. He makes plays," Revis said of the Redskins receiver, who led the NFL with 20.9 yards per catch last season.
But Revis also made it clear that he wasn't concerned about Jackson's game-time status.
"I don't care if he plays or not," the cornerback said. "It's about us as a team."
Now, he and the Jets don't have to worry about facing Jackson after all.