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DeSean Jackson will wear No. 11 with Redskins


Our not-so-long wait to find out what number wide receiver DeSean Jackson will wear with the Redskins has come to an end.

As speculated when wide receiver Aldrick Robinson said he was switching from No. 11 to No. 15 for the coming season, Jackson has been issued No. 11 by the team. The question of what number Jackson would wear became a brief story after Jackson signed in Washington because the wideout said it had not been decided whether he or quarterback Robert Griffin III would wear the No. 10 that they’ve worn throughout their NFL careers.

To no great surprise, the number is staying with Griffin and fans will have to adjust to the sight of Jackson in a different number as well as a different uniform.

Another Redskins quarterback is changing his number, however. Kirk Cousins will move from No. 12 to No. 8, his college number, so that free agent acquisition Andre Roberts can wear the same number he wore with the Cardinals. Roberts is making a $12,000 donation to Cousins’ football camp as part of the switch.

“That way he can get his number, I can get a great number that means a lot to me — and my camp will really benefit,” Cousins said, via the team’s website. “So everbody wins, I think.”

Quarterback Rex Grossman was No. 8 last season, but he is currently a free agent and the addition of Colt McCoy likely means he won’t be back in Washington.

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48 Responses to “DeSean Jackson will wear No. 11 with Redskins”
  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Apr 3, 2014 4:58 PM

    I can sleep now !

  2. youtubeingravenvids says: Apr 3, 2014 4:58 PM

    Awww man and I JUST got my Kirk Cousins jersey yesterday!!!

  3. thegonz13 says: Apr 3, 2014 4:59 PM

    I doubt any of those guys will have to spend much money buying back the previously unsold jerseys…

  4. tjacks7 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:09 PM

    The only question left is how are they going to fit DeSean’s ego and RG3’s ego in the same stadium?

  5. whiteknightblackheart says: Apr 3, 2014 5:11 PM

    “Number 11 in your playbooks, and Number 1 in logicals heart, ladies and gentlemen, DeSean Jackson!”

  6. bmorepositive123 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:13 PM

    Yeah, only after his request to wear “Me” on his jersey was denied.

  7. raiders85 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:22 PM

    What number will he wear next year on a new team ?

  8. rg3enoughsaid says: Apr 3, 2014 5:22 PM

    What a coincidence.. thats the same number as….wins we’ll have this year

  9. r8rsfan says: Apr 3, 2014 5:24 PM

    I’m sure he’d wear #1 if they’d allow it.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 3, 2014 5:25 PM

    He’ll wear #11 and he’ll damn well like it.

  11. blackqbwhiterb says: Apr 3, 2014 5:27 PM

    I got my 12 Cousins jersey, that will be a historic high-value piece of football memorabilia someday…..

  12. slugdub says: Apr 3, 2014 5:31 PM

    If the Redskins spent as much time studying the playbook as they do playing musical jersey numbers, maybe they wouldn’t be the perpetual laughing stock of the NFL that they are.

  13. daysend564 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:32 PM

    Number of days before his first meltdown about his contract.

  14. Waxxx4321 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:34 PM

    I dont care what number he wears as long as he does his job. Catch the football and score touchdown. Save all this drama talk for Any given Sunday. But i guess most commentators have forgotten that.

  15. jam11163 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:43 PM

    Ok. I guess I’ll take #11. Now how about a new contract???

  16. cervetta12 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:45 PM

    It’s just a number, who cares…

  17. leatherface2012 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:57 PM

    how is he going to stay in touch with his buddies in oakland and la? being 3000 miles away

  18. seanb20124 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:59 PM

    Will Cousins have to purchase all the unsold jersey’s with his old #?

  19. hawksfan99 says: Apr 3, 2014 6:00 PM

    Percy harvin wAnnabe

  20. patriotsarespygaters says: Apr 3, 2014 6:04 PM

    It will be interesting to watch Mesean Meangelo Hall RGME…..Alot of me guys

  21. dallassux says: Apr 3, 2014 6:06 PM

    Which will equal the number of losses by the skins this year

  22. myworldurjuslivinit says: Apr 3, 2014 6:15 PM

    oh, was waiting with bated breath to hear the big news…draft can’t come soon enough.

  23. prosportswashington says: Apr 3, 2014 6:16 PM

    Of course, everyone calling RGIII and the rest selfish know the players personally…

  24. zemongoose says: Apr 3, 2014 6:21 PM

    …and the number of Super Bowl trophies the franchise has won. That’s why Philly can’t have any “Me” players

  25. glenuendo says: Apr 3, 2014 6:22 PM

    The long national nightmare is over.

  26. kev86 says: Apr 3, 2014 6:22 PM

    Eli Manning and Phil Simms.

  27. rymexico says: Apr 3, 2014 6:29 PM

    When is the last time the redskins made a free agent move that was success?….D.C…..where once quality player go to end their careers, quietly.

  28. jayquintana says: Apr 3, 2014 6:30 PM

    Why can’t WRs have single digit numbers?

  29. guachosporlife says: Apr 3, 2014 6:45 PM

    I didn’t even know his previous number.

  30. purpleppleeaters says: Apr 3, 2014 6:51 PM

    Same number of compelling stories Florio has written this year.

  31. arwiv says: Apr 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    Its going to be great to see the skins implode again this year, as RG3 is not the real deal that everyone thought he was just 3 short years ago. 6-10 this year if that…..they will be lucky to finish ahead to the CFL-wannabe Dallas Cowboys.

  32. gpete1962 says: Apr 3, 2014 7:03 PM

    Sounds like Eagles are taking the circus away from the jets!!

  33. orivar says: Apr 3, 2014 7:05 PM

    Wow you mean the team makes it official on who wears what number?

  34. ratsfoiledagain says: Apr 3, 2014 7:11 PM

    Ironically, after the season is over, it will be his 11th time he’s asked to have his contract renegotiated.

  35. bradwins says: Apr 3, 2014 7:15 PM

    Yeah, everybody wins except Rex Grossman


  36. bobbyhoying says: Apr 3, 2014 7:25 PM

    11. Kind of like wearing stripes.

  37. cocoachip says: Apr 3, 2014 7:27 PM

    No, the question is how will your team deal with those two egos!!!

    tjacks7 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:09 PM

    The only question left is how are they going to fit DeSean’s ego and RG3′s ego in the same stadium?

  38. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 3, 2014 7:30 PM

    Great move eagles! Get rid of a elite talent and add the butt fumbler. Chip Kelly ( the smoothie king) is an idiot.

  39. footballcrazyguy says: Apr 3, 2014 7:39 PM

    Rex Grossman. No one maybe ever has had a longer NFL career while being so terrible. Good for him. He could buy or sell me but the guy is the definition of “a deer caught in the headlights”

  40. DicksSportingWoods says: Apr 3, 2014 7:46 PM

    Must be gang related.

  41. stunzeed5 says: Apr 3, 2014 7:51 PM

    THREE TROPHIES IN THE DISPLAY CASE…’ll never see that in Philly…..and that’s probably adding the Flyers and Sixers and Phillies to the Eagles.

  42. profootballsquawk says: Apr 3, 2014 8:17 PM

    And I thought they would just let him use “$$”

  43. the3taveren says: Apr 3, 2014 8:56 PM

    When is the last time the redskins made a free agent move that was success?….D.C…..where once quality player go to end their careers, quietly.

    Ever hear of Pier Garcon!

    Or Barry Cofield, or DHall

  44. ejm845 says: Apr 3, 2014 9:50 PM

    C I told u he was a loser

  45. artiesliver says: Apr 4, 2014 12:41 AM

    He should wear his gang signs instead of a number. REPRESENTIN SON!

  46. defscottyb says: Apr 4, 2014 1:05 AM

    Devon Thomas’s old Skins jersey #… Sweet. Go Skins, Go Djax #11. Garcon + Djax = Mad Trouble for D’s. Spreads the field and opens up the already sick running game lol. Pick your poison… best 1/2 wr combo in football. Haters hate on, us Skins fan love it. Eagles we so dumb to let him go. It’s funny how before he signed with the Skins all the Eagle fans were saying how could they let him go. Now all of a sudden he’s a bum lol. Typical Eagle fans, salty as ever. I used to be terrified of Djax when he played us, so glad he is on our side now. We just stole your best player not named Shady.

  47. haileysbadoldad says: Apr 4, 2014 6:30 AM

    10 to 11 for 6! Get use to it

  48. weeniss says: Apr 4, 2014 10:49 AM

    11. The number of catches he’ll have before he implodes..

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