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DeSean Jackson joins Redskins

DeSean Jackson's time on the unemployment line ended rather quickly as the star wide receiver has signed a 3-year deal with the Redskins after being unceremoniously released by the Eagles days earlier. It could be a risky move given Jackson's reported off-field issues, not to mention that the Redskins are being guided this season by a first-year NFL coach in Jay Gruden. Will this add up to disaster or will it be one of the shrewdest moves off the offseason?

  • What do you think of the Redskins signing DeSean Jackson to a 3-year, $24 million deal with $16 million guaranteed?

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  • How worried should Redskins fans be about the pairing of DeSean Jackson and a first-time head coach in Jay Gruden?

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  • Which of DeSean Jackson's previous seasons will most closely mirror his first season with the Redskins?

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  • Which of these NFC East QB-WR combos would you most like to have?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • What is your opinion of DeSean Jackson?

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DeSean Jackson to Redskins

With a simple tweet, the Philadelphia Eagles finally put an end to all of the conjecture surrounding DeSean Jackson's future in Philly, announcing his release from the team. NFL Insider Adam Schefter says that at least four teams contacted Jackson's agent within 30 minutes of the news of the wide receiver's release, so don't expect him to be on the sidelines long. Would you want Jackson on your team despite reports that his off-field activities played into the Eagles' decision to release him?

What do you think about the Eagles releasing DeSean Jackson?

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  • Would you want your team to sign DeSean Jackson?

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  • Which of these teams would be the best destination for DeSean Jackson?

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  • How much does losing DeSean Jackson hinder the Eagles' offense next season?

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  • Which team is the favorite to win the NFC East in 2014?

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Eagles a surprise in 2013?

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson talked at length Wednesday with ESPN about his team's tumultuous 2012 season, which ended in a 4-12 record and coach Andy Reid's firing. Will things turn around in 2013 for a team that not long ago was one of the NFL's best? That could be the case, but new coach Chip Kelly has some work to do -- including naming a starting quarterback.

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  • How many games will the Eagles win in 2013?

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  • What kind of NFL coach will Chip Kelly be?

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  • Who should be the Eagles' Week 1 starter at quarterback?

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  • Who should be the Eagles' quarterback of the future?

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  • When will the Eagles next make the playoffs?

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DeSean Jackson has admitted that he didn't give a full effort in 2011 because he didn't want to get injured before signing a long-term deal. Do you believe he'll give 100 percent this season?

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There have been more than a few noteworthy arrivals in Bethlehem, Pa., in recent weeks, as guys like Nnamdi Asomugha and Ronnie Brown showed for work at the Eagles' training camp. But might Monday's arrival of a more familiar face be the key to this team living up to the hype? DeSean Jackson still doesn't have a new contract in his hands, but the big-play receiver dropped his holdout after 11 days. Rank 'Em: Who are the NFL's top receivers?


Should Jackson get a new deal?

We can all agree Jackson is a bargain at $565,000 in the final year of his rookie contract, but is a wait-and-see approach the best call for the Eagles when it comes to an extension?

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Jackson or Asomugha?

The Eagles added a guy widely regarded as one of the best in the game at shutting down receivers. But is a receiver like Jackson, who opens up the offense, more valuable?

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Jackson or Terrell Owens?

Speaking of valuable receivers, the team's only Super Bowl trip in recent memory came with Terrell Owens catching passes from Donovan McNabb.

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Does Jackson bring the whole game?

No receiver averaged more yards per catch last season than Jackson, but plenty of his peers topped his 47 catches. Is he special or a specialist?

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