*DeSean Jackson announced the news via Twitter: “ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD.”
According to reports, it’s a three-year-deal for $24 million, with $16 million guaranteed.
Last night, the Washington Redskins added the three-time Pro Bowl receiver less than a week after the dynamic playmaker was released by the rival Philadelphia Eagles.
He arrived in the D.C. area Monday night and spent much of Tuesday at Redskins Park while his agent negotiated with the front office.
Jackson set career-highs with 82 catches for 1,332 yards last season for the NFC East champion Eagles, but Philadelphia tried to trade him and then cut him last week amid reports of off-the-field concerns. Jackson issued a statement denying he was associated with street gangs.
The Redskins, coming off a 3-13 season, had been looking for a versatile threat to add to an offense that includes Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garcon, Andre Roberts, Jordan Reed and Alfred Morris.
Jackson becomes the second player the Redskins have lured from an NFC East rival this offseason. Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher signed with Washington after eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
Jackson’s signing is the first headliner move since the hiring of coach Jay Gruden and since general manager Bruce Allen was put in charge of the roster.