RICHMOND, Va. – DeSean Jackson stayed after his first training camp practice with the Washington Redskins. He took extra catches when other players filed off the field. Once finished the extended workload, Jackson walked to the ropes that held fans back three or four deep.
He signed autographs and posed for photos. After a turbulent offseason, Jackson confessed that he’s “happy.” The Eagles unceremoniously released the Pro Bowl receiver in March, allowed rumors to swirl about him for a month, and have since contended it was a football decision and moved on with a revamped receiving corps. The Redskins are happy to have Jackson and the fans are eager to watch him, because Jackson is vital part of a team that is perhaps the Eagles’ biggest competition to win the NFC East.
“I just look forward to being here,” Jackson said. “That’s the biggest thing I can really say. I’m not really caught up with the past, what went on. Biggest thing I can say is we have some great guys here, great coaches, great front offices. And I’m happy. At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters.”
During a five-minute interview, Jackson repeated multiple times how he’s looking forward. He never mentioned the Eagles specifically, and downplayed even comparing what he’s experiencing in Washington to his six seasons in Philadelphia.