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Skip Bayless backs DeSean Jackson for Philadelphia Eagles revenge

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The Philadelphia Eagles have come in for plenty of criticism after releasing DeSean Jackson, their leading receiver from the 2013 season.

Today, ESPN analyst Skip Bayless joined in those critics as Jackson sealed a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins are a divisional rival of the Eagles, meaning that Jackson will play his former team twice in 2014 as he seeks to prove Philadelphia were wrong to release him.

Bayless thinks he'll adapt well to life in Washington as he tweeted earlier today: "I believe DeSean Jackson will make the Eagles look foolish next season"

.Jackson has not revealed whether or not he holds a grudge against his former team although it was known that he was keen to sign an extension to stay in Philadelphia before his release.

Despite leading the team in receiving yards last season with 1,332, Jackson was released on Friday amid reports that the Eagles were concerned by his affiliations with LA based gangs.

These reported affiliations did not bother the Redskins and they quickly met with Jackson this week and agreed on a three-year $24 million contract in a bid to use him as a weapon against one of their main rivals.

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