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Nick Foles: DeSean Jackson ‘A Great Teammate’

Nick Foles is the latest former teammate to speak positively of DeSean Jackson, whom the Eagles cut on May 28 and the Redskins signed on April 2. 

“He was a great teammate to me,” the quarterback told Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn.

“We had a great relationship on and off the field. Everybody has other things going on, but to me personally, I really enjoyed playing with him and I’m excited that he landed on his feet. He’s a heck of a player.”

Running back LeSean McCoy last week disagreed with the notion that Eagles players would be happy to see the three-time Pro Bowler leave Philadelphia. Safety Kurt Coleman said the receiver was “a good guy in the locker room.”

Foles spoke to the media at an Arena Football League game on Saturday, when he served as an honorary captain for the Philadelphia Soul. After taking over as the starter in Week 6, Foles led the Eagles to eight wins and helped Jackson reach or match career highs in receptions (82) , receiving yards (1,332) and touchdowns (9). Jackson caught two touchdown passes from Foles in the quarterback’s first start of the 2013 season, a 31-20 win over Tampa Bay.

Philadelphia’s decision to cut Jackson surprised Foles, but the quarterback said the move is indicative of a “tough business.”

Although Jackson is now a division rival, Foles said he hopes to see the pass catcher prove productive in Washington.

“You wish them well. He landed on his feet and I know he’s going to do well,” Foles said. “He’s a great player, he’s been tremendous for me. But at the same time, we have to keep moving forward as an organization. But I do wish DeSean well. I had a blast playing with him.”

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ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.