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DeSean Jackson Joins the Redskins

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DeSean Jackson aims to stick it to the Eagles by signing with rival Redskins.

DeSean Jackson Joins the Redskins

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The NFC East got a lot more interesting as former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson stayed in the division and signed with the Washington Redskins.

The deal between the two parties is a three-year, $24 million contract that includes $16 million in guarantees.

Jackson gives the Redskins a legitimate deep threat, something they have lacked for a long time. He also bolsters an already solid receiving corps that includes Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Andre Roberts, and Jordan Reed. Robert Griffin III should be a very happy quarterback, and opposing secondaries should be very unhappy.

The Washington Redskins are quietly having a nice off-season as they nab yet another player from a divisional rival. Last month, they stole away the Dallas Cowboys’ best defensive player last season in Jason Hatcher.

However, the signing comes with a lot of risk. Despite coming off a career year, where he caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns, Jackson was surprisingly released last Friday by the Eagles. The Eagles never officially gave a reason for his release, but it was likely due to his failing relationship with head coach Chip Kelly and his alleged gang connections, which Jackson vehemently denies. It will be a tough task for first-year head coach Jay Gruden to keep Jackson on his best behavior. If he can, Redskins fans can look forward explosive plays from Jackson like this one: 

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