Despite a new contract and a busy off-season, DeSean Jackson continues to headline Washington sports news. Even before the newly acquired wide receiver dons the burgundy and gold, his expectations are at an all-time high. Most recently, the former Philadelphia Eagle was named the 63rd best player in the entire National Football League by the League’s top 100 list. In 2013, Jackson had a career year catching 82 passes for 1332 yards.
Despite his outstanding season, the Eagles felt Jackson wasn’t an appropriate fit and the organization decided they were better off going in a different direction; subsequently releasing Jackson. All is fair in love and football and Jackson spurned many lucrative offers to stay in the NFC East with the rival Redskins. Being named to the elite list was just another award on the long list of accolades the California University product has received during his career.
Now, Jackson, who appeared to have pulled a hamstring in his first Organized Team Activity (OTA), claimed his hamstring to be “Just a little tight” and continued saying, “It’s all right. Not too bad. Not no big issue.” Jackson will continue to work on timing with quarterback Robert Griffin III as the duo hopes to rebound from disappointing 2013-14 season and win the conference crown.