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Need to Know: DeSean Jackson’s five biggest plays vs. the Redskins

Mar 31, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT


Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 31, seven days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts.

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We don’t know if DeSean Jackson is going to play for the Redskins but we do know that he’s not going to be playing for Eagles. With his career in Philly over, here is a look back at Jackson’s five longest plays against the Redskins (all were TDs).

1. 88-yard pass from Michael Vick (Nov. 15, 2010)—Everybody was pretty pumped up for this Monday night clash at FedEx Field until Vick launched this bomb to Jackson on the very first play from scrimmage. Things went downhill from there in Philly’s 59-28 demolition of the Redskins.

2. 68-yard punt return (Oct. 5, 2008)—This play came the first time Jackson touched the ball in a game against the Redskins. He took a weak Durant Brooks punt to the house to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. However, Jim Zorn’s team rallied for a 23-17 win.

3. 67-yard run (Oct 26, 2009)—This was on a Monday night at FedEx field, a year before the Vick debacle. Foreshadowing the play at the top of the list here, Jackson took a handoff from Donovan McNabb and scooted around left end for the touchdown on the Eagles’ first series of the game. Philly went on to win 27-17 in a game that was not as close as the score indicated.

4. 62-yard pass from Michael Vick (January 1, 2012)—Both teams were playing out the string in the 2011 season finale. The Redskins scored early in the fourth quarter to pull to within 13-10. But four plays later Vick launched a bomb to Jackson, who had gotten behind the secondary. That was the first of 21 unanswered fourth-quarter points as Philly won 34-10.

5. 57-yard pass from Donovan McNabb (Oct. 26, 2009)—Later in the same game where Jackson had the 67-yard run, the Eagles faced third and 22 at their own 43. No problem as McNabb found Jackson open on the left side and the pass was good for 57 yards and the touchdown.

In 11 career games against the Redskins, Jackson has 32 receptions for 572 yards (17.9 avg.) and five touchdowns and six rushing attempts for 94 yards (15.7 avg.) and one touchdown.

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—It’s been 92 days since the Redskins played a game; it will be about 160 days until they play another one.

Days until: Offseason workouts start 7; NFL Draft 38; Training camp starts 114

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  1. lpddawg - Mar 31, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    I never will forget that opening play bomb on Monday Night.If I remember correctly Landry and Jackson were going at each other before the game and wasnt it also the night they annouced that they had resigned McNabb to an extension?lol

    • alextwrs - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      I was at that game and we got trounced like never before, I also got into an altercation with the four eagles fans that I came to the game with. They are my close friends and still remind me of it. The worst ride home of my life. Hail!

  2. 4skinzz - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I still think getting him would be a huge mistake. We don’t need another tiny wide reciever that takes up cap space for much needed depth. I am so looking forward to drafting a WR in the 2nd or third bc his draft is so packed with quality WRs with great size. Drafts usually don’t have this kind of WR talent in them. And if we get DJ then I feel like it’s almost a wasted pick to draft one then considering we already signed two other free agent WRs and those ones are tiny too. A draft like this just never comes around like this. I hate to see them miss on it. And overpay for a guy with a bad attitude that wants a raise after every TD he scores. He’s good , dont get me wrong but no good teams want him, even the ones that desperately need WRs. They will use the draft and we will use FA. They will keep winning and we will keep losing. Very simple. And we got Ryan Clark now. So we don’t need to despartely draft a safety now. We need a quality rookie WR to grow with rG3. Not a guy that is her for a year or two and eats up all our cap.

    • rlkmwyatt - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:02 PM

      “And we got Ryan Clark now. So we don’t need to despartely draft a safety now”
      and Clark is how old? he is very short term. Desean could be in DC for 3 to 6 years. He would also put at least one of our ‘cannot get the job done WR’ on the street and allow the Redskins to draft a WR who would not have to play right away. Imagine the WR’s would be Garcon, Jackson, Roberts, Moss and then whoever they draft. And this does not even include the TE’s and RB’s. I say let the management do their homework and then let’s see how it plays out.

  3. kenlinkins - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Rich, Wouldn’t it be a good idea for D. Jackson to sign a one year deal for about $6 million and then become a Free Agent in 2015? The down side is injury for him but if he can spend one year with a team willing to sign a “Hired Gun” WR and walk away clean with no problems after having a big year, wouldn’t that increase his value in a longer term deal in 2015? He would want a team with a hot QB that throws the ball deep and he would want to avoid Special Teams due to injury concerns, but IMO he could prove / show he is not a locker room problem or PR night mare just by keeping his mouth shut. Good idea for him or Not?

    • kenlinkins - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      Also, do you think that the Redskins bringing in Jackson had any effect on Clark signing this afternoon? Did Clark see the Cap Money drying up in DC and made the move?

    • alextwrs - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      I say we get him for 7.5 million a year for four years with four million guaranteed each year. Two million of that may be a signing bonus. I dont think we can pay him over 8 million a year. Archives

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