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Mr. Jackson goes to Washington

By Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

DeSean Jackson opts to join the Redskins. (USATSI)
DeSean Jackson opts to stop beating, join the Redskins. (USATSI)

DeSean Jackson has spent an entire career striking fear into the hearts of NFC East defensive coordinators, and he obviously didn't want to stop just because the Eagles released him last week under -- ahem -- questionable circumstances.

In fact, Jackson's decision to sign with the Redskins Tuesday might be as much about joining forces with a dynamic young quarterback as it is about getting back at his former team.

Regardless of why he opted to sign so quickly with a team that went just 3-13 a year ago, this is a pretty great landing spot for him. Washington's offense wasn't their only or biggest problem last season, but they clearly needed more weapons in the passing game. Now they've got one of the league's most dangerous options in the vertical passing game.

This is a franchise that knows all too well what Jackson can do, as his five career receiving touchdowns against them are his highest total against any opponent. Redskins fans will be able to sleep without these kinds of images haunting them at night twice a year:

Redskins are mostly just happy this won't be happening to them anymore. (TheBigLead.com)Redskins are mostly just happy this won't be happening to them anymore. (TheBigLead.com)

Washington will head into the season with a presumably healthy Robert Griffin III and a cache of weapons that already included Pierre Garcon and impressive rookie tight end Jordan Reed. This should be one of the most potent offenses in the league next season, and a potential gold mine for Fantasy purposes with five possible starters, including Alfred Morris

At the very least, after a trying season, RGIII is going to have a lot of fun tossing up deep balls in a newly retooled offense. That alone should be worth the price of admission on Jackson's three-year deal.

This, but to someone way faster. (gif.mocksession.com)This, but to someone way faster. (gif.mocksession.com)

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