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REDSKINS RE-SIGN LB ROB JACKSON

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. â€“ The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed linebacker Rob Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

Jackson (6-4, 266) was originally selected by the Redskins in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has spent all six of his NFL seasons in Washington, appearing in 54 regular season games with 15 starts.

 

For his career, Jackson has recorded 63 tackles (43 solo), nine passes defensed, 7.5 sacks, five interceptions (one of which he caught in the end zone for a touchdown), three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He appeared in 12 games with one start in 2013, one year removed from a 2012 campaign in which he made a career-high 14 starts and registered 4.5 sacks and four interceptions for the Redskins’ NFC East title team that season.

 

Jackson played collegiately at Kansas State from 2006-07, starting 23 of the 25 games in which he appeared and totaling 61 tackles and 6.5 sacks in his two seasons as a Wildcat. The 2007 Big 12 honorable mention selection previously spent two seasons playing for Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College from 2004-05.

 

Jackson, 28, attended West Haven (Conn.) H.S., where he earned All-Area and All-State honors at defensive end in 2003. He was born on Nov. 3, 1985.

 

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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 Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.