The Eagles' secondary now faces a new challenge -- two games a year against DeSean Jackson.
Jackson's Twitter account and his publicist, Denise White, reported a deal between the Eagles' former three-time Pro Bowl wideout and the Washington Redskins, late Tuesday night at the end of Jackson's second day in Washington. The deal is believed to be for three years and $24 million, with $16 million guaranteed. ESPN's Adam Schefter said Jackson will make $8 million this season.
The quick courting and agreement seemed to undercut the seriousness of last Friday's NJ.com report alleging Jackson had ties to the Crips, something Jackson denied in a statement issued after he was released by the Eagles -- the release coming only minutes after the report was posted on the internet.
Clearly, the Redskins aren't that worried about Jackson's associations. NFL.com reporter Jeff Darlington tweeted that he got a text from Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III that read: "Yeaaaaaaaaaaa."