Just four days after his shocking release from the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson signed a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins, the Eagles' rival.
Jackson is a three-time Pro Bowler and has averaged 17.2 yards per reception during career in six seasons. The veteran was released from the Eagles after reports surfaced that he was affiliated with a gang.
"He's the right kind of guy we need in our locker room," Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall told USA Today Sports. "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.''
Jackson met with the Redskins on Monday and had dinner with the general manager Bruce Allen. The news was officially revealed late Tuesday night when Jackson's publicist posted a tweet that read: "Congrats to our client @DeseanJackson10 who is now officially a @Redskins." Soon after, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo posted a similar tweet saying, "Three-year deal for DeSean Jackson with the Redskins. And it's apparently a whopper. We'll see what the numbers wind up being." Finally, Jackson himself confirmed the news, also on Twitter, with an exciting tweet that read: "ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD!"
— Denise White (@DeniseWhite_EAG) April 2, 2014
Three-year deal for DeSean Jackson with the Redskins. And it's apparently a whopper. We'll see what the numbers wind up being.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 2, 2014
ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD http://t.co/tPN4g6AbeS
— Desean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10) April 2, 2014
According to Fox Sports, Jackson signed a three-year deal worth $24 million, with $16 million guaranteed.
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