DeSean Jackson meeting with coaches, brass today after Washington Redskins players


 

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

There are strong links between the Washington Redskins and DeSean Jackson at this point, and I would consider them the overwhelming favorites to sign the former Philadelphia Eagles star wide receiver. The thought of Robert Griffin III having Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, and Jackson as weapons to throw it to is one worth salivating over for Redskins fans, as he is coming off of the best year of his career with over 1,300 receiving yards, nine touchdowns, over 80 catches, and more consistent play.

Not only are the Redskins and Jackson making progress, but the team generally regarded as the Redskins top competition for Jackson might have less interest due to his “me-first” attitude. And now, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Jackson has meetings with the Redskins coaching staff “on tap”, as well as a meeting with owner Dan Snyder and GM Bruce Allen. The wheels are in motion, and Rapoport tweeted out a bit later that veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall invited Jackson to hang out with teammates last night. Hall, of course, recently stated how much he would love to have Jackson on the team and added that he would mentor the star wideout.

However, it is important not to get ahead of ourselves, as Rapoport adds that although there is plenty of “positivity”, both sides haven’t “talked numbers yet”. I would honestly be a bit surprised if Jackson doesn’t sign with the Redskins, but this definitely isn’t a done deal yet.

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports


Tags: Bruce Allen Dan Snyder DeAngelo Hall DeSean Jackson Washington Redskins

  • Chris Schroeder

    #DJaxtoOakland. If he signs with the Redskins, he is a “about me player” and they can have him cause he obviously isn’t paying attention to the state he grew up in screaming his name from the mountain top. In Oakland he would have an opportunity to be one of the most recognized players ever leading a team once doomed back to the glory days. In Washington he will be as forgot about as Erick Decker with the Jets over the next few years. I don’t understand why all these great receivers are making boneheaded moves. Must be something in the water.

  • Derek Allen

    But in Wahington he has a better QB. You have to admit that Griffin can launch it! Then he would stay in the same division he is accustomed to playing in. (I think that is big…he knows he can serve the CBs) Also…Because of his familiarity with the skins….he knows more players there/ this helps him probably feel they can turn it around ….NOW. All of those relevant points before we get to the fact that he gets to play the Eagles twice a year.

  • David Dorman

    They call it “The Black Hole” …..enough said. Welcome to DC DJax! HTTR!!!!