Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson has a new home. According to a report by USA TODAY Sports on April 2, the recently released Jackson has agreed on a three-year deal worth $24 million with the Washington Redskins.
In signing with the Redskins, Jackson will remain in the NFC East and will have a chance to get a little payback against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The move also teams him with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Along with wide receiver Pierre Garcon and running back Alfred Morris, the Redskins will present an explosive offense.
Redskins’ cornerback DeAngelo Hall is happy to have the 27-year-old Jackson on his team for two reasons. One reason is he doesn’t have to face him. Another reason is the competitive nature he fells Jackson brings to the Redskins. Hall texted USA TODAY Sports just moments after the signing.
“He’s the right kind of gay we need in our locker room. Fierce competitor and player, but great guy and humble guy that wants nothing more then to show people the real him. And there’s no better place then in the nation’s Capitol.”
He also adds gives first-year head coach Jay Gruden another offensive threat as he hopes to turn around an offense that struggled last season. With the Eagles last season, Jackson posting career highs with 82 receptions for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.
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