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After just three brief days of experiencing free agency, DeSean Jackson found himself a nice new home a short stop down the I-95 with the Washington Redskins.

And it's hard to figure out who will be more happier with the move; the wide receiver who has just signed off on a three-year, $24 million deal; or the under-performing franchise who have managed to net themselves a pro-bowl calibre offensive option out of nowhere.

Whatever the outcome of that deliberations, the result is simple. The Washington Redskins are now in an infinitely better place right now than they were at the close of last season.

The Redskins went 3-13 last year in a season where nothing seemed to go right. Quarterback Robert Griffin III was at the centre of things for all the wrong reasons. The franchise QB was poor on the field and off it he clashed massively with head coach Mike Shanahan.

Well now Shanahan has gone and been replaced with the young and offensive minded Jay Gruden. And to top it all off RGIII has a brand new, shiny toy to throw to all training camp and into the season.

The big winner here is Griffin, on the condition he can play a hell of a lot better than he managed last year.

In Jackson and Pierre Garcon, Washington now has two wideouts that each had over 1,300 receiving yards in 2013. Add to that the promising 23-year old tight end Jordan Reed and Pro Bowl running back back Alfred Morris and the Redskins now look a real threat to any defense if they can get things to click.

DeSean Jackson is not the perfect player. He has admitted to taking plays off in the past and has a rather lackadaisical attitude towards training and team ethic.

His supposed "gang ties" aren't going to make him a bad signing  for the Redskins, there's more components that will lead to that, but only time will tell if he can turn the Redskins fortunes around.

And they are in a better place than ever before to make it happen next season.

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