Quantcast

DeSean Jackson reportedly agrees to deal with Redskins

DeSean JacksonThe worst-kept secret in the NFL has been confirmed: DeSean Jackson will be joining the Washington Redskins.

Dianna Rosini of NBC News 4 in Washington reported that Jackson and the Redskins have agreed to terms on a deal.

DeSean was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles last week over a number of reasons, which include his attitude, contract, work ethic and alleged gang ties. There was interest in him from a number of teams shortly thereafter, but the Redskins quickly emerged as the strongest suitor.

Jackson was recruited by Kevin Durant, Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garcon and DC-based rapper Wale. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall wasted no time welcoming him to the team:

Kevin Durant wants DeSean Jackson to join Redskins

Kevin Durant RedskinsNow a free agent, wide receiver DeSean Jackson has begun the process of finding a team to continue his NFL career with.

Tuesday, it was the Washington Redskins who met with Jackson for reportedly three hours. While it appears there is no deal in place yet, a couple notable names have given their stamp of approval should it become reality.

Robert Griffin III told ESPN’s Britt McHenry that Jackson is “his kinda guy.” Then there’s Kevin Durant, who took to Twitter in an attempt to encourage Jackson to join his beloved Redskins.

Clearly, DeSean Jackson would add an explosive option for the Washington Redskins offense.

He’s already met with the team’s starting quarterback and hung out with a member of the receiving corps. One of the biggest stars in the NBA wants to see Jackson on his favorite team. All that’s left is for the Redskins to make it happen. Seems simple enough.

Rapper Wale takes shot at Chip Kelly while hanging with DeSean Jackson

Wale-Chip-Kelly-peace-sign

DeSean Jackson visited the Washington Redskins on Monday, and there are many who believe he will not leave without a contract. On Monday night, Tim McManus of Philly Magazine reported that a source close to Jackson said the 27-year-old signing with the Redskins is a “done deal.”

The photo you see above shows Jackson hanging out with rapper Wale, who is a known Redskins fan and good friend of Robert Griffin III, as well as Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and wide receiver Pierre Garcon. Wale took a shot at Chip Kelly with the caption he included.

“I was on my hippy schwag dear Chip Kelly this is a peace sign,” he wrote.

Wale is of course making light of a recent report that links Jackson to gang members. Last year, Jackson threw up a set on Hall during a game and flashed the same sign in a photo he posted on social media. Or, if you ask Wale, it was simply a peace symbol.

In any event, all signs point to DeSean signing with Washington. He seemed to be having a great time with his potential teammates on Monday and reportedly met with RG3 in Los Angeles before flying to the nation’s capital.

DeSean Jackson reportedly met with Robert Griffin III before Redskins visit

desean-jacksonThe Washington Redskins are considered a serious contender to sign DeSean Jackson. They are one of a number of teams who have expressed interest in the 27-year-old wide receiver since he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, and we all know Daniel Snyder is never afraid to spend money. In fact, he may have even sent Robert Griffin III to do a little recruiting.

TMZ Sports is reporting that Jackson and RG3 hung out in Los Angeles over the weekend for “several hours” and that things went well. Jackson was scheduled to visit the Redskins on Monday.

According to ESPN Radio 980′s Chris Russell, Jackson does not intend to settle for a team-friendly deal in the wake of a troubling report about his alleged link to members of a gang. Jackson, a 2013 Pro Bowler, was scheduled to make $10.5 million with the Eagles in 2013 prior to his release. He is reportedly looking for an average annual value of $9 million to $10 million on the open market.

Again, Snyder is not afraid to spend. The Redskins have just under $7 million in cap space heading into 2014, whereas other potential Jackson suitors like the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders have roughly $14 million. That said, money won’t be the reason Washington misses out on Jackson. If they want him bad enough, they’ll find a way to make it work.

Richard Sherman shows support of DeSean Jackson with Little League baseball photo

Richard-Sherman-SeahawksAfter weeks of speculation and rumors, wide receiver DeSean Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles this week.

Jackson has denied gang affiliations, but his off-the-field relationships were apparently enough to cause concern with the Eagles.

While one Eagles player seemed excited with the decision made by the organization, a member of the Super Bowl winning Seahawks has expressed support of DeSean Jackson.

Richard Sherman took his Twitter account Saturday with a message regarding the situation and included a photo of the two on the same Little League baseball team.

Given his game-changing ability, DeSean Jackson likely won’t be without a team for long. He’s expected to visit the Washington Redskins on Monday. The Raiders, Jets, Chiefs and Bills are also reportedly interested in the 27-year-old who posted career-highs of 82 receptions and 1,332 yards in 2013.

H/T Bleacher Report

Jason Kelce ‘excited’ with decision to cut DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson Crips DeAngelo Hall

Chip Kelly has made it clear that he is going to do things a certain way with the Philadelphia Eagles, and it should be noted that his decision to cut DeSean Jackson on Friday is receiving some support from the team. Shortly after the news surfaced, offensive lineman Jason Kelce sent the following tweet.

Kelce, who has been with the Eagles for the last three seasons, obviously agrees with the decision. That means Jackson must have been doing something — whether it was skipping meetings and not working hard or associating with shady people off the field — that his teammates didn’t agree with. Otherwise, why would anyone be happy to lose their best wide receiver?

Kelce then wished Jackson well in a separate tweet.

In addition to releasing Jackson, the Eagles have also gotten rid of Michael Vick and Jason Avant this offseason. Kelly is clearly taking the team through a change that involves getting rid of veterans and people who don’t fit in with what he’s trying to accomplish.

Image via Twitter/that_dude9

Derrick Ward on DeSean Jackson: What does gang banging have to do with football?

Derrick-Ward-TexansOpinions on the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to release DeSean Jackson continue to roll in, and former NFL running back Derrick Ward shared one of the most controversial. Ward defended Jackson on Twitter shortly after the news came out. One of his main arguments is that what a player does in his personal time has nothing to do with production on the field.

Simply put, Ward believes the possibility of Jackson being affiliated with a gang is no reason to release him. Not only are the Eagles unsure if the information is true, but Ward feels that “ballin out for your team” is all that matters.

Ward also took aim at Tedy Bruschi and Ron Jaworski for their coverage on the topic. He claimed almost all of Bruschi’s former New England Patriots teammates can’t stand him.

[Read more...]