When the Philadelphia Eagles released DeSean Jackson just a few days ago, many around the Washington Metropolitan area breathed a sigh of relief knowing they wouldn’t have to face the 27-year old speedster two times a year. Now to add fuel to the fire the Redskins have expressed interest in possibly signing Jackson to a deal. Washington had made it very clear they hoped to another piece to the offense, but no one expected Jackson to be in the mix.
The two sides have most recently agreed to have Jackson fly in and visit Redskins Park on Monday. There appears to be several teams interested in the former Eagle wide out, but Washington will have the first chance to sign Jackson.
After having a career year, Philadelphia parted ways with Jackson when rumors surfaced that Jackson was affiliated with members of gangs located in the Philadelphia area. DeAngelo Hall formally announced his support for Jackson coming to the Redskins saying, “I’m going to take him under my wing and just try to put him on the right path.”
Hall’s support, however, may not be enough for Jackson who was expected to earn 10.4 million in 2014. Other teams mentioned to be interested are the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Jets with each team having more cap space than the Redskins.