The Washington Redskins have come to terms on a three-year, million deal with former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, . The Redskins were one of the rumored favorites to land Jackson and moved aggressively to finalize a deal.
Jackson will make million this season and receive million guaranteed, according to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter. He will join the division rival Redskins, who went back to the drawing board and hired coach Jay Gruden this offseason after a disastrous 3-13 campaign.
Relatively quiet in free agency to date, Washington made a big splash with the addition of Jackson for a modest price tag. The 27-year-old will immediately become a top weapon for third-year quarterback Robert Griffin III alongside veterans Pierre Garcon, Andre Roberts and Santana Moss.
In a stunning move, Jackson was released by the Eagles last week amid a cloud of suspicion. There were reports of gang ties, which , and speculation about salary demands and the receiver s inability to coexist with coach Chip Kelly.The Eagles have yet to address the decision, only issuing a brief statement that read:
After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today.
Jackson led the Eagles and set new career-highs in receptions (82), targets (126), yards (1,332) and touchdowns (nine) last season. He made the Pro Bowl for the third time and re-established himself as one of the NFL s most dangerous deep threats.