Finding a good pass rusher is no easy task.
Finding a good pass rusher when free agency began the month prior and the market has all but dried up is nearly impossible.
On Friday, the Washington Redskins brought back one of their own pass rushers, re-signing linebacker Rob Jackson according to the team’s official twitter account.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 4, 2014
Jackson was originally drafted with the 242nd overall pick of the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Redskins. The former Fort Scott Community College and Kansas State Wildcats’ star had trouble getting on the field early in his career, playing in just 10 games during his first two seasons.
In 2011, he began to find a niche and played in all 16 games, becoming the backup to start pass rusher Brian Orakpo. As injuries to Orakpo mounted, Jackson began to get more playing time, starting 14 games in 2012. He had 4.5 sacks and four interceptions.
Last season, he appeared in 12 games, recording 19 tackles and 2.0 sacks.