Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with reporters today and explained his team’s decision to sign DeSean Jackson.
“That’s going to be exciting, not just the two games against Philly,” Snyder said, via The Washington Post. “We got tired of seeing him score a lot of touchdowns against us, and watching him on TV. So it’s great to have him here.”
As will probably always be the case with Washington under Snyder’s leadership, there’s the question of who’s pulling the strings on major personnel moves.
Snyder said this one was all on the coach and general manager.
“I think that when you look at the fact that the head coach and the general manager said this is the right move, the only thing I can do is support it, and that’s what I’ve done,” Snyder said. “It’s been great. I’ve spent a little time with him and he’s really a good guy.”
No word yet on when the NFL will release the 2014 schedule, but obviously the two Eagles-Redskins matchup will be of great interest.
EAGLES CHECK OUT ALABAMA WR
Alabama WR Kevin Norwood has visited with the Eagles, per his draft diary for USA Today.
Norwood (6-2, 198) had 38 catches for 568 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He ran a 4.48 at the combine. According to ESPN.com’s Todd McShay, Norwood could go in the fourth round of next month’s draft.
The Eagles have a couple connections to the Alabama program. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland was with the Crimson Tide before joining Chip Kelly’s staff. And assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz was Alabama’s director of player personnel from 2008 to 2011.