The Redskins liked what the saw of DeSean Jackson doing his work on the field on film. They don’t seem to be worried about any issues Jackson may have had off the field.
“I don’t know about any red flags,” Gruden said at Brian Orakpo’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society golf tournament (via ESPN.com). “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.”
Jackson was released by the Eagles earlier this month in the wake of an NJ.com article about his possible gang associations. He has denied any gang connections and his record during his six years in the league has been mostly clean.
“We try to form our own opinions on people,” General Manager Bruce Allen said. “The way it transpired it gave us a full day just to get to know him. We feel he has a lot of good football in him and he’s a good young man. He wants to be great in the NFL.”