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Are the Redskins Pushing DeSean Jackson Out?

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    Are the Redskins Pushing DeSean Jackson Out?
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    Are the Redskins pushing DeSean Jackson out?

    A DeSean Jackson return to Philadelphia has been a rumor swirling around since the former Eagles wide receiver was noted saying that he would not rule out a return.

    A recent Instagram post could be a sign that he may be on his way out of D.C. and back to the City of Brotherly Love. The Redskins released an Instagram post featuring Josh Norman, Trent Williams, Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed and Ryan Kerrigan. But no Jackson? 

    2017 season begins now. We are all 0-0. #HTTR

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    The former Eagles wide receiver took notice and commented saying "Forgot bout @OneOfone", followed by a pair of open-eyed emojis. The Redskins account replied to him saying "We love you @OneOfone." 

    But has Washington lost that ‘loving feeling' for Jackson?

    This past season Jackson had 56 receptions for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns. He played in every regular season game besides one and averaged 17.9 yards per catch. 

    The Eagles have been looking for a deep threat at receiver. In fact, they have been looking for a threat at the position in general. 

    Carson Wentz's best target at WR, Jordan Matthews only had 804 yards on 73 receptions and three touchdowns. Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Trey Burton combined for 1,084 yards with 5 touchdowns. 

    Jackson would be a key addition for Wentz as it would allow him to have a reliable deep threat and will be a better fit as the team's No.1 WR instead of Matthews. 

    Doug Pederson ran Matthews out of that bubble screen far too much last season. An addition of Jackson would create more opportunities with that play since his speed and agility is more suitable.