It took some time, but the Redskins returned to their perch as offseason champs. But this time, it feels a bit different.
Washington did not immediately jump into NFL free agency with a big signing, there were no reports of the team plane criss-crossing the country in pursuit of the biggest name on the market. In fact, prior to last week, it would be easy to describe the Redskins approach to free agency as quiet. Once the Eagles cut DeSean Jackson, that all changed.
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Now that Jackson has signed a three-year contract with the Redskins, the team's 2014 offseason has a different look. Washington signed the best offensive playmaker available, period. Jackson will team up with quarterback Robert Griffin III and players like Pierre Garçon, Alfred Morris, Jordan Reed and the newly signed Andre Roberts for what should be an explosive offense.
At the end of March, many Redskins fans grumbled that the team did not do enough to address needs in the offseason. With Jackson on board, not to mention the signing of veteran safety Ryan Clark, have the Redskins changed that? How would you grade the Redskins offseason now? Are you happy with the Jackson deal? Will this allow the team to focus on the offensive line in the draft?
It's been a whirlwind since Jackson became available. Now he's officially a Redskin. Let us know what you think in the comments.