DeAngelo Hall reveals that he would love to see Jackson added to roster.
After being released by the Philadelphia Eagles and entering free agency, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to meet with the Washington Redskins on Monday.
It is reported that new Washington coach Jay Gruden would love to add the 27-year-old to his offensive unit, as he would feature alongside the likes of Pierre Garcon who caught 113 passes last season for 1,346 yards.
Along with quarterback Robert Griffin III, the trio could form a dangerous unit, while experts have also pointed out that Jackson would provide an upgrade on Washington’s special teams as a punt returner.
Nevertheless, competition is likely to be strong for the receiver’s services, with the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks all expected to make a run for him.
However, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has not been shy in revealing that he wants Jackson in Washington and is excited about the prospect of playing with, rather than against, him.
“Huge, huge, man,” Hall said Saturday night, via CSNWashington.com. “If we could add a piece like that. . . . He’s a threat whenever the ball is in hands.”
Hall went on to reveal that capturing Jackson “would make my year”, and he has no concerns over his ability to integrate and become settled in the locker room, with controversial comments made in the aftermath of Jackson’s departure from Philadelphia.
Claims in the media suggested that part of the Eagles’ decision to release Jackson was down to reported links with gangs, but while he has since dismissed those reports, he would potentially be able to help put the Redskins back in contention next season.