*After his release Friday from the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is reportedly looking to sign with division rival Washington Redskins, where he would get to play his former team at least twice per season.

Skins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who clashed with Jackson last September on “Monday Night Football,” said the Redskins would welcome his addition.

“If we could add a piece like that … he’s a threat whenever the ball is in [his] hands,” Hall told

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Jackson is scheduled to visit with the Redskins today (March 31), a league source confirmed to ESPN.

The Eagles decided to cut ties with Jackson amid a report by that the receiver has ties to the Los Angeles Crips. The Eagles also independently uncovered information about Jackson’s off-field connections and activities, a source told ESPN.

But Hall thinks that the 27-year-old Jackson, who has garnered interest from multiple teams, would be a good fit in the Redskins’ veteran-laden locker room.

“I feel like our locker room has a good group of young guys, a good group of old guys, man,” Hall told “Some of the things [Jackson] has been going through lately, that’s life. That’s life.

“We’ve all been through something, so … if he’s able to come here, man, I’m going to take him under my wing and just try to put him on the right path.”

Jackson and Hall went head-to-head on national television in last season’s “Monday Night Football” opener on ESPN, when Philadelphia beat Washington in Chip Kelly’s NFL coaching debut with the Eagles. Jackson appeared to make a gang-related gesture at Hall during the game.


But Hall said Saturday that the Redskins would benefit from adding Jackson, who set career highs in receptions (82) and yards (1,332) while also scoring nine touchdowns last season.

“It automatically makes the special teams better,” Hall told “He’s a deep threat. You can’t put eight in the box. Man, if we could pull that off … I was a little disappointed early on in free agency, but if we could pull that off, hell, that would [make] my day, make my year.”

A league source told ESPN that the Eagles decided to release Jackson for a number of reasons due mostly to “work ethic and attitude.” The Eagles learned about Jackson’s associations in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and the report raised the team’s “level of concern,” the source said.


Following his release, Jackson issued a statement that both thanked the Eagles for initially giving him a chance and denounced reports like the one by

“I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field,” Jackson said in part of his statement. “I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang. I am not a gang member, and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible.”

The Eagles released Jackson just two years after he signed a five-year contract extension. The three-time Pro Bowler was due to make $10.5 million in 2014 and was owed $30.5 million over the remainder of his contract, but none of that money was guaranteed.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills are also reportedly interested in Jackson.