PRO FOOTBALL: Jackson gives ’Skins a close look
Three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson has met for a second day with the Washington Redskins as he looks for a new team following his release by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jackson arrived Monday evening and also spent part of Tuesday meeting with coaches and officials. He left Redskins Park without the team announcing a deal.
Jackson set career-highs with 82 catches for 1,332 yards last season for the NFC East champion Eagles, but Philadelphia tried to trade him and then cut him last week amid reports of off-the-field concerns. Jackson issued a statement denying he was associated with gang activity.
The Redskins are looking for a dynamic playmaker to add to an offense that includes Ro-bert Griffin III, Pierre Garçon, Andre Roberts, Jordan Reed and Alfred Morris.
Meanwhile, the Redskins confirmed the signing of free agent safety Ryan Clark.
Clark, 34, who played in Washington in 2004–05 before moving on to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next eight years, provides leadership to a defense that is losing retiring captain London Fletcher.