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DeSean Jackson Adds Dynamic Threat to Redskins Offense

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DeSean Jackson catching passes at Redskins Training Camp in Richmond DeSean Jackson catching passes at Redskins Training Camp in Richmond
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

The Washington Redskins are getting ready for the start of a new season, with Training Camp under way in Richmond.

The Redskins offense will have a dynamic new option this season, with wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the mix.

Jackson had over 1,300 yards receiving for the Eagles last year, scoring nine touchdowns.

He caught 82 passes for Philly in 2013, and averaged over 1,000 yards receiving per season in his six year career.

Washington head coach Jay Gruden says Jackson can be a difference-maker.

"He's dynamite," says Gruden.  "He's definitely a force to be reckoned with. You have to maybe roll over the top with him, or play softer coverage. It opens up underneath stuff. It opens up the running game, so having a guy like DeSean is obviously a great 

Jackson says, "I just want to help my team win games. I've been a firm believer all of my career that the best I can do is go out there and make plays. Spark the team with energy, and do things like that.  The little things, to help my team with energy, and be that guy that's out there making plays, and just leading by example."

 

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