Redskins re-sign LB Rob Jackson

Redskins re-sign LB Rob Jackson
April 4, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson (50) celebrates after recording an interception against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedEX Field. The Redskins won 28 - 18.

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It's been a good week for the Redskins and guys named Jackson. The biggest news came when the team agreed to a deal with wide receiver DeSean Jackson, but on Friday, the Skins announced a new contract with linebacker Rob Jackson.

Last season Jackson missed four games due to a suspension, but in 12 games, he had eight tackles and an interception. In 2012, Jackson made one of the best plays of the Redskins recent history when he grabbed a fourth quarter interception off Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to seal an NFC East title for Washington.

Terms were not immediately disclosed on Jackson's contract, but he will join a linebacker group that kept Brian Orakpo through the franchise tag and added depth with new players Akeem Jordan and Adam Hayward.

Jackson has spent his entire six year career with Washington after being drafted in the seventh round out of Kansas State. In his time with the Redskins, Jackson has registered 71 tackles, seven and a half sacks, five interceptions and one touchdown.

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