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DeSean Jackson reveals he nearly joined San Francisco 49ers

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DeSean Jackson has had an up and down start to his life with the Washington Redskins.

The former Eagles star wideout has been incredibly hit-and-miss at FedEx Field so far, recording over 100 yards in five of the 10 games he has played for Washington. In the other outings he has been close to awful, getting under 50 in four.


But it could've been so different for Jackson, who has revealed that he was incredibly close to joining the San Francisco 49ers.

Jackson, who played his college ball at Cal near to the 49ers, said he had talks with San Fran head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke before ultimately deciding to sign with Washington.

“It was a close call. Almost made a trip to come out there," Jackson said. "But Washington did what did to keep me here and did everything right. Coach Harbaugh and I played against each other, when he was at Stanford and I was at Cal. I respect him. It was a close call but I came here.

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“Even though I was born and raised in California and would love to be and play there, it’s a better situation for me to be here now,” Jackson added.

After spending the first six seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson was surprisingly released by the team in the spring amid rumors of locker room issues.

Shortly after, after a mini recruiting drive from various teams, D-Jax signed a $24 million contract with the division rival Redskins that will see him in Washington until 2017. Jackson's actual team and the team he nearly joined meet each other this weekend.

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