After giving DeSean Jackson a three-year, $24 million deal, the Washington Redskins seem at peace with the decision they made going forward.
Jay Gruden talked to reporters for the first time since the deal, and said he had no concerns about Jackson fitting in with the Redskins.
“I don’t know about any red flags,” Gruden said. “I know he’s a great football player. We met him, I felt great about his character. Time will tell, but I don’t foresee any challenges in that regard. He’s a good player. He’s been productive. I think we’re excited to have him and anything off the field, we’re not concerned about.
“We’re counting on DeSean as a player and person moving forward that he’s going to be a fit in the locker room and obviously be a great asset off the field.”
“He’s a great player. It’s already documented; a lot of yards, a lot of catches in his career, been to some Pro Bowls. Gives us speed,”: Gruden said. “You’re always looking for great players, a lot of guys can run but they don’t catch so well, a lot of guys can run but they’re not elusive after the catch. He’s got it all; he has everything you want in a receiver.”