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Jackson signs three-year contract with Washington

Wed., April 2, 2014

Less than five days after the Philadelphia Eagles released DeSean Jackson, the Pro Bowl wide receiver signed a three-year contact with the Washington Redskins, according to an NFL source.

“It’s going down!! Burgundy and Gold,” Jackson posted on Twitter.

The agreement was reached late Tuesday night after a day of negotiations and days of speculation about where Jackson would land after the Eagles cut their top receiver. In the end, he chose the NFC East rival Redskins, although it was unclear how many other teams were seriously interested in the controversial 27-year-old.

The Redskins are expected to officially announce the signing today.

Around the league

The Raiders have released guard Mike Brisiel after two disappointing seasons in Oakland. … Bills owner Ralph Wilson’s death has raised the sense of urgency for a newly formed stadium search committee to address the franchise’s long-term needs to remain viable in Buffalo. The group is exploring options whether to construct a new stadium or renovate the team’s home, Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills’ future is in question because Wilson’s estate is expected to sell the franchise, opening the possibility of the team being relocated. … Saints GM Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. He played in every regular-season game, starting eight, and was credited with 35 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and a pass breakup. … The Jets have signed free-agent receiver-kick returner Jacoby Ford. … The Rams have signed Kenny Britt to a free-agent deal, adding depth to a young group at wide receiver. The Rams also added DL Alex Carrington.


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