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Robert Griffin III can't wait to work with his latest wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Jackson has inked a three-year contract with the Washington Redskins worth a reported $24m, with $16m guaranteed. The former-Philadelphia Eagles star was cut earlier this month amid links with LA gangs.

But there was no shortage of NFL teams interested in snapping him up - a Pro Bowl receiver doesn't come up on the open market too often.

The Redskins won the race for his signature, and the Washington franchise's marquee quarterback, Robert Griffin III, can't wait to suit up alongside his new offensive weapon.

In a text to, Griffin said: "I understand his drive and competitiveness to win. Always doing it for his dad and now doing it for this city…Our team and this city will be there for him."

Griffin said he spoke with Jackson on Monday, and was impressed by how the wide receiver plays hard for his late father, Bill Jackson.

Jackson reached an agreement with the Redskins on Tuesday evening, and arrived at the team's stadium on Wednesday to put pen to paper.

The addition is a big one for a franchise that went 3-13 last season. Griffin, the NFL offensive rookie of the year in 2012, struggled badly in his second season and the Redskins have moved aggressively to strengthen his hand.

Jackson joins Andre Roberts, Pierre Garcon and Santana Moss in a talented, and very fast, wide receiver quartet in Washington.

With Robert Griffin III throwing them the ball - not to mention with his threat on the ground - alongside Alfred Morris in the backfield and Jordan Reed at tight end, the Redskins have done a good job of adding weapons.

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