The Washington Redskins have their man in wide receiver DeSean Jackson as they agreed to a three-year contract, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter and Jackson’s Instagram account.
The Redskins met with Jackson and his representatives earlier on Tuesday for a sit down meeting, but did not reach an agreement immediately after the session. However, it was reported earlier in the night that Jackson was negotiating a contract with the Redskins.
Jackson was scheduled to visit the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders later this week, but it looks like contract talks went so well that no trip will be made out to the west coast for any interviews.
The 27-year-old receiver was released from the Philadelphia Eagles amid reports from NJ.com about locker room troubles when it came to work ethic and attitude. The report also said of Jackson’s ties to a Los Angeles street gang that is linked to two homicides since 2010.
Jackson, who caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns for the Eagles last season, will be joining a Redskins team already with potent weapons Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed. He’ll be a vertical threat for quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was quoted earlier Tuesday saying “DeSean Jackson is my kinda guy.”
Jackson will also be playing against his former mates in Philadelphia twice a year with the Redskins. He’ll certainly embrace the opportunity to burn his now division rival who turned his back on him.