DeSean Jackson will sign a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins according to tweets from ESPN’s Adam Schefter late Tuesday night.
Jackson was released on Friday by the Philadelphia Eagles. It didn’t take very long for an NFC East Division rival to sign him up. The Raiders and 49ers were among the many teams pursuing Jackson, however he’ll stay in the greater DC area and sign an agreement with Washington — the only team he met with in the process.
Redskins fans figure to be giddy tonight thinking about Robert Griffin III throwing deep to Jackson. Eagles fans, meanwhile, probably aren’t too thrilled that they’ll see their former No. 1 receiver playing against them two times per season over the foreseeable future.
In 11 career games vs. Washington Jackson’s made 32 catches for 572 yards along with five touchdowns. He’s also scored a rushing touchdown an returned a punt for a score vs. Washington. Figure that Jackson’s play left an impression with Washington owner Daniel Snyder during those games.
Jackson confirmed the news himself early Wednesday morning.
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