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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
DeSean Jackson still angling for No. 10

By John Keim

DeSean Jackson wore the number for six years in Philadelphia. Quarterback Robert Griffin III has worn it since he entered college six years ago.

The question now is, who wears No. 10 in Washington?

The newly-signed Jackson didn't sound as if he were ready to abandon that number just yet, though he did wear No. 1 at Cal.

“Well, I definitely am familiar with the No. 10 and Robert Griffin,” Jackson said. “We talked about it a little bit. That hasn't been a decision that's been made yet. Maybe by the time the season starts we'll know. Maybe RG3 will wear No. 3 and I'll get No. 10. We'll see how it goes. You never know.”

Unless Griffin is willing to change, he should retain the number. He's the face of the franchise. He's the quarterback and he's not the one coming to a new team. It's hard to imagine him giving up the number and if he wants it, then by all means Griffin should keep No. 10. He's the one who made that a popular number in Washington -- and, the Redskins hope, will continue to do so in the future.