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The Redskins are about to lose their second starting wide receiver in the last two days.

A day after Pierre Garçon headed west after agreeing to a deal with the 49ers, it looks like DeSean Jackson is going to be heading south.

Per multiple media reports, the long-rumored move of Jackson going to the Tampa Bay Bucs will become a reality today sometime after NFL free agency opens at 4 p.m.

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Jackson signed with the Redskins in 2014 after six years with the Eagles. He was productive his first season there, gaining 1,169 yards receiving and leading the league with an average of 20.9 yards per catch.

A hamstring injury that cost him five games hurt his 2015 production but he came back strong this past season with 1,005 receiving yards and again led the league with an average of 17.9 yards per reception.

We don’t have any numbers on the proposed contract. Jackson has let it be known that the highest bidder would have a good chance of landing his services and there was speculation that he could get a deal averaging $12 million per year.

The Redskins stayed in touch with Jackson over the past few days but it never seemed like they were going to be the highest bidder. Jackson will be 31 before the season is out and the Redskins were hesitant to give a big deal to a player who may be fading in production.

 

UPDATE 4:42 p.m.: Jackson has confirmed the move to Tampa Bay in an Instagram post. 

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