Free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been spending the better part of the last two days with the Washington Redskins, in what has been one of the most back-and-forth negotiating periods ever, and it all apparently was worth it as NBC in Washington is reporting that the two sides have agreed to a deal.
#Breaking Its official. DeSean Jackson is a Redskin.
— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) April 2, 2014
ESPN also reported the deal, which appears to be for three years.
Now looks like a three-year agreement between the Washington Redskins and WR DeSean Jackson.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2014
This was the first visit that Jackson has made since he was abruptly released from the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday, and everyone knew that Daniel Snyder needed to make sure that this was the only visit he made, or he would lose him, as was evidenced by the fact that other teams were calling while he was in the nation’s capital.
But, Snyder apparently did what he had to do to make sure that Jackson did not leave without a contract, and now the Redskins offense has a new weapon to rebuild the offense around.
UPDATE: Jackson’s agent has confirmed the deal.