Jackson Right At Home With Redskins

Former Philadelphia Eagle DeSean Jackson is feeling right at home with his new Washington Redskin teammates Pierre Garcon and DeAngelo Hall, along with  DC rapper Wale.

Jackson who was signed to the Redskins this week to a three-year deal worth $24 million, with $16 million guaranteed.

Said Garcon on Jackson joining the roster, “DeSean is a great player. He can help our offense, help our team. You know he’s definitely going to open up things. We’re going to make plays for each other and help get the ball into the end zone.”

Jackson makes the second high-profile Eagle acquisition since, you guessed it -Donovan McNabb. Redskin fans, who will get to see Jackson up close and personal during this year's training camp in Richmond, VA, are waiting to see how Jackson will pan out.   (Wonder if he ever found that $250k, though). 

Jackson trivia:

In 2009, Jackson became the first player in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl at two different positions, earning berths at both wide receiver and kick returner. That season, Jackson scored eight touchdowns covering 50 yards or more, tying an NFL record previously held by Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch (1951) and Devin Hester (2007). From 2008-10, Jackson became one of only two players in NFL history to have recorded a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and punt return touchdown in each of his first three seasons, joining Dick Todd, who accomplished the feat with the Redskins from 1939-41.

We still appreciate what Jackson did off the field in 2011 by helping a lil' guy deal with bullying from his peers.   He made our Athlete of the Week (Week, Week)!!! 

In the quarterback position, the Redskins signed free agent quarterback Colt McCoy.

McCoy (6-1, 215) was originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (85th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He spent his first three seasons with the Browns from 2010-12 before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers on April 1, 2013.

Welcome back Clark(er)

The Redskins also picked up former New York Giants safety Ryan Clark.

Clark (5-11, 205) is a 12-year NFL veteran who originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the New York Giants on April 22, 2002.   He spent two seasons with the Giants from 2002-03 before signing with the Redskins on July 31, 2004. He played 28 games with 24 starts with the Redskins from 2004-05 before signing as an unrestricted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he spent the last eight seasons from 2006-13.