Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) catches a pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

DeSean Jackson missed Washington Redskins OTA’s because he’s on vacation


You’d think DeSean Jackson would be trying to make a good impression with the Washington Redskins given his history. But the wide reciever might have already ruffled a few feathers by missing ‘voluntary’ OTA’s with his new team because he was on vacation.

The Redskins, because they have a new coach, are allowed to begin their OTA’s a few weeks early and multiple key players like Robert Griffin III made sure to attend, but Jackson was a no-show, opting to post pictures of his island vacation instead.

Now, in fairness to Jackson this was likely a vacation he had pre-planned dating back to his days with the Eagles, but still, being the new guy in town you’d likely want to impress by showing up and being a leader.

It’s not as if Jackson couldn’t push back the vacation a week or so, right?

Everybody was saying the right thing in regards to Jackson’s absence and again, he wasn’t told or required to be in attendance so it’s not as if he completely flaked. But as a Redskins fan, you probably would have preferred he attended.

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  • Brian Stull

    It’s OTAs.. they run laps and lift weights. No one cares. No one. Not a single player is upset. Stop trying to manufacture stories.

    • manbearpig01

      “not a single person”

      great, please list every person on the roster and their quote in regards to this.

    • http://www.rantsports.com/blog/author/patrickschmidt/feed/ Patrick Schmidt

      I care. He’s a selfish player and he’s getting off in the wrong foot.

  • Vanessa RedSkin

    Redskins knew of this b4 they signed him…haha…planned vacation n paid 4 , b4 he was cut by the eagles…skin players have no issue nor coaches…stop that with ur drama starting stories…haha