At this point in the Washington Redskins off-season, small, tactful moves appear to take the cake, and with that being said, the Redskins came to an agreement to resign linebacker Rob Jackson. In the past, the Redskins were known for overspending and impulsiveness, and it appears owner Daniel Snyder has learned a thing or two from former head coach Mike Shanahan. Even with the DeSean Jackson signing, Snyder has severely toned down his spending, which has allowed for more strategic additions.
Rob Jackson is one of those strategic moves, and the outside linebacker will be essential part of the team’s depth within the linebacking core as well as the special teams. Jackson, however, has had past issues with the League having been suspended for four games a season ago. Still, the Kansas State product has been a serviceable back up to the likes of Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo having recorded 2.5 sacks last season.
The seven-year pro has spent the duration of his career in Washington and had received interest from other teams including the Oakland Raiders, whom he visited earlier this month. Although the terms of the deal are unavailable, one would have to assume the deal was financially acceptable to the Redskins after having spent a large portion of their remaining salary to sign DeSean Jackson. Nonetheless, welcome back Rob Jackson!