Jay Gruden Says Redskins Wanted To Act Fast For Jackson

Jay Gruden and Bruce Allen part of the Tampa Mafia now running the Redskins

Washington coach Jay Gruden wanted to act quickly when Philadelphia cut DeSean Jackson.

“He got released by Philadelphia, and as soon as that happened, it was, ‘Wow,’ for us,” Gruden said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via CSNWashington.com. “Because obviously people around here have played against him a couple of times a year. Guys like that don’t come around very often and when they do, you have to do your due diligence, and you have to do whatever it takes to get the guy if you think he’s a fit. And we felt like he was a fit for us. So Bruce Allen [was] all systems go and made a play for him and [it] ended up working out to get him.”

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