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Jackson recently re-signed a one-year deal with the Redskins. The team and player were aware of the league's discipline before Jackson re-signed.
While coach Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins' coaching staff squirm over the status of quarterback Robert Griffin III's right knee, they turn their attention this week to improving the quality of a roster that entered the offseason with the unfamiliar title of NFC East champions.
A slight smile finally brightened Jim Haslett's hardened countenance after midnight Monday morning. His wife, Beth, and daughter, Kelsey, walked alongside him up the ramp that leads from the Washington Redskins' locker room out of FedEx Field.
When the final seconds ticked off the clock Sunday night and the Washington Redskins had vanquished their rival to complete one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history, Reed Doughty sprinted onto the field. He jumped and pumped his fist and thrust his helmet into the air.
When Rob Jackson picked off Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and sealed the Washington Redskins' NFC East-clinching victory Sunday night, the linebacker didn't immediately grasp the magnitude of his accomplishment.
Tony Romo sat alone on the Dallas bench, his stare frozen at the ground on a cold night in Washington.
Not until Rob Jackson wrapped his hands around another Tony Romo "oops" Sunday night could Washington Redskins fans begin to savor the moment.
Overall, life is pretty good for the Washington Redskins, riding a five-game winning streak into Sunday's game at the Philadelphia Eagles. Robert Griffin III is expected to play, they control their playoff fate and coach Mike Shanahan said that "every game that we go into now, we believe that we'll win."
Rob Jackson is a big man. So big, in fact, you wouldn't think a quarterback could miss the 6-foot-4, 266-pound outside linebacker camped in the middle of the field with all the subtlety of an elephant.
Kirk Cousins just wanted to say he's sorry. The Washington Redskins backup quarterback's phone filled up with messages after he replaced the injured Robert Griffin III and finished off Sunday's 31-28 overtime victory against the Baltimore Ravens.
To Richard Crawford, it was so simple. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told him Friday he'd be replacing Brandon Banks on punt returns, so he got his mind right and prepared.
Kai Forbath had nerves, "just a little more than normal." A few teammates did, too. The game and the Washington Redskins' playoff hopes were on the line as the rookie kicker — who was perfect in his NFL career — stepped onto the field in overtime.
Robert Griffin III and London Fletcher were the last two players out of the Washington Redskins' locker room shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Look at the Philadelphia Eagles: Running back LeSean McCoy and wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are shiny weapons that should make gears click on offense pretty fast.
Big plays, long drives, demoralizing results: The passing yards allowed have added up for the Washington Redskins. Dead last in the league at 314.2 a game, they're on pace to have the worst pass defense in the history of the NFL.
"It's going to take 11 guys," linebacker Rob Jackson said.
"I didn't realize it at the time," Jackson said. "I was just doing my job."