Redskins Pushing To Retain DeSean Jackson

The Redskins will make a “final push” to re-sign free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link), who notes that such an overture will be expensive.DeSean Jackson

Washington had been expected to part ways with Jackson, and while a breakup could still occur, it sounds as though the Redskins haven’t yet given up on retaining the 30-year-old pass-catcher. Jackson has already developed a large market during the legal tampering period, as the Buccaneers, Eagles, and Cowboys have all been tied to the veteran pass-catcher. As such, his annual salary could conceivably brush the $12MM area.

Jackson, who led the NFL in yards per reception for the second time in his career last season, has also been linked to the Patriots, but he’s unlikely to land in New England unless he accepts a “steep discount,” tweets Mike Garafolo of NFL.com. Jackson rates as PFR’s No. 26 free agent.

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3 comments on “Redskins Pushing To Retain DeSean Jackson

  1. Wildbill1952

    Desean was an excellent Redskin and I would be sorry to see him go. Despite the media hoopla when he came here there were no gang-related incidents in his time here. He was a leader in the locker room and a model citizen, as well as being a good football player.

    But if Desean stays and they can’t sign Kirk to a long-term deal, then it looks to me that the owner promoted himself to GM again.

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  2. Thronson5

    I would be bet my paycheck that he doesn’t go back there. Their QB doesn’t even want to be there

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