Birds 24/7's Tim McManus reports a source close to free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson says Jackson to the Washington Redskins is a "done deal." That would immediately bolster an electrifying offense that features Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris. Not to mention he gets the chance to face his former team, the Eagles, twice a year.
Jackson, 27, went to the Pro Bowl in 2013 for the first time since 2010 and the third time in his six seasons in the league. The former-second round pick had a career year setting career-highs in receptions (82), yards (1,332), and first downs (60) while tying a career-high in touchdowns (9) and games played (16).
In his six seasons with the Eagles, Jackson caught 356 passes for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns to go along with four punt returns for touchdowns and three rushing scores.
We debated why the Eagles should and should not trade DeSean Jackson two weeks ago based on a few reports of the team shopping the receiver. He wasn't traded - just outright released on Friday. NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks reported, prior to Jackson's release, the team was concerned about the negative influence of his friends, particularly members of a Los Angeles street gang.
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