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With free agency coming, Eagles fans were very nice to DeSean Jackson

With free agency coming, Eagles fans were very nice to DeSean Jackson

During the last two seasons, Eagles fans have booed DeSean Jackson, loudly. In Sunday's Redskins win in Philadelphia, the home crowd was quite kind to the pending free agent. 

"It's interesting, first time ever," Jackson said of not being booed as a visitor at Lincoln Financial Field.

Of course, Jackson's warm reception comes as rumors of the Eagles wanting their former star receiver back heat up. Before and after the game, many fans and stadium personnel warmly greeted Jackson, who played the first six years of his career in Philly. 

"Who wants to get booed? Especially all you've done, started your career somewhere so you definitely don't want to get booed. It's always great to get support regardless of who it's coming from," Jackson said after the game. 

If the Eagles fans were trying to court Jackson back to their team, the receiver gave them plenty of reason to want him. He had three catches for 102 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown bomb that showed off both his speed and ball tracking ability.

With rookie QB Carson Wentz looking like a future Pro Bowler, but an offense that lacks firepower at wideout, signing Jackson would make a lot of sense for the Eagles. Add in that former Eagles coach Chip Kelly - the man most responsible for Jackson's ugly exit from Philly in the first place - is now coaching the 49ers, Jackson likes new coach Doug Pederson, and it's easy to see momentum building around the idea of DeSean's return to the City of Brotherly Love. 

Walking around the field pregame, one familiar refrain came from the stands towards Jackson, "come home." In fact, after the long TD, fans were even chanting for Jackson to return to Philadelphia. 

While the Redskins can certainly re-sign Jackson, other teams will absolutely pursue the free agent to be. And Washington GM Scot McCloughan has plenty of decisions to make between Jackson, WR Pierre Garçon, and DL Chris Baker among other pending free agents - and that's without even mentioning the contract requirements for quarterback Kirk Cousins. 

Smartly, Jackson is taking a wait and see approach. After a slow start to the season, Jackson is heating up of late, catching long passes in each of the last three games and again showing the NFL how dangerous he can be.

"We'll see what happens, you'll never know how it will play out."

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Cris Collinsworth tells Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt. Jr. how the team can create leverage with No. 2 pick

Cris Collinsworth tells Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt. Jr. how the team can create leverage with No. 2 pick

If there was a Mount Rushmore for celebrity Redskins fans, Dale Earnhardt Jr. would certainly make the list.

And he, like every other Redskins fan, is wondering what the team will do with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

On Wednesday, the semi-retired NASCAR driver joined NBC Sports' Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth on an edition of Lunch Talk Live, where Earnhardt was able to ask Collinsworth a bunch of hard-hitting questions regarding Ohio State's Chase Young and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa that many fans would like to know.

The driver first asked Collinsworth if the talk about the Redskins potentially moving back in the draft to acquire multiple picks is legitimate, and the Sunday Night Football broadcaster told Earnhardt he believes it is.

"Yeah, I think so. If you want Tua, you have to jump up there somewhere," Collinsworth said. "So a lot of people are assuming it's Detroit that they're going to make that trade with. If I'm the Redskins, I would be telling everybody I know how much I love Tua. Because if they want to make that deal, I want them coming up and making that deal with me."


Collinsworth went on to explain that even if the Redskins do want to take Young, they should continue to make teams believe that they're at least semi-interested in drafting Tagovailoa. Otherwise, QB-needy teams will try to strike a deal with the Lions at No. 3 first, knowing they probably won't have to give up as much compensation in return.

Earnhardt then asked whether the Redskins should even consider trading back if the opportunity presents itself, as Young may be too talented of a prospect to pass up.

"I think the Chase Young question is a big one, too," Collinsworth said. "Is he really one of those Lawrence Taylor, generational pass rusher kind of guys? Because you're going to feel awfully stupid if you trade him out. Conceivably, you could even trade back to four or five, depending on how the rest of the draft ends up going, and still have a chance [at Chase Young]."

Collinsworth explained that the Lions really need a cornerback, and there will likely be a very solid one on the board at No. 3 with Ohio State's Jeff Okudah. At No. 4, the New York Giants could also take an offensive lineman, as they have a gaping hole at left tackle.

So, if a quarterback-needy team like the Miami Dolphins at No. 5 of Los Angeles Chargers at No. 6 comes calling, there could conceivably still be a chance the Redskins trade back and land Young.

"Could Chase Young fall? Could you still get him at five?" Collinsworth asked. "That's what makes it fun. Nobody knows what's going to come out of this thing."


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, teams have been unable to bring in prospects to their own facilities. That means no individual workouts, no in-person interviews, and no team doctors have not been able to examine players. The last part is extremely crucial for Tagovailoa, as he's continuing to recover from a dislocated hip injury he suffered in November.

The former Alabama QB claims to be 100 percent healthy, but no team doctors have been able to confirm that due to the circumstances.

"How do you know?" Collinsworth said on Tua's health. "It's even worse this year because they can't get him on campus and have their own doctors take a look at him. So it adds to the intrigue."

Collinsworth also brought up the Redskins second-year passer Dwayne Haskins and thinks it's far too early for the Redskins to give up on him.

"You have Dwayne Haskins, who was good last year," Collinsworth said. "He had his moments. If you compare him to the other rookie quarterbacks, he was right in there. It's going to take a little while for him to get up and running."

To conclude the interview, Earnhardt asked Collinsworth that if the draft happened today, what he thinks would happen. His response should please many of the Redskins fans pleading to stay at No. 2.

"If I had to bet my house today, I would guess Chase Young goes to Washington," Collinsworth said.

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Redskins to host virtual party for 2020 NFL Draft

Redskins to host virtual party for 2020 NFL Draft

The Washington Redskins are inviting fans to join their virtual draft experience from April 23-25, which includes a virtual party in lieu of the standard in-person event.

The decision to move to this format is in accordance with social distancing guidelines, as it will allow fans to join the draft experience while staying safe at home. 

The Redskins virtual experience will feature live draft coverage and analysis on the first two days of the NFL Draft, leading up to the draft party on the third day.

The draft party on April 25 will be streamed on the Redskins’ social media channels and will include interviews with coaches, players and celebrity fans. There will also be fan giveaways. 

“We hope the NFL Draft will be a source of joy and excitement for fans who welcome some distraction during these extremely challenging times,” said head coach Ron Rivera. “The Virtual Draft Party is meant to be a celebration that will create a sense of unity for Redskins fans as we continue this fight together, while understanding we have a responsibility to do the right thing by not celebrating together physically.”

Some of the special guests due to make an appearance are Rivera, Redskins VP of player personnel Kyle Smith, and quarterback Dwaye Haskins. 

Registration is free for all fans at


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