Originally published on Silver & Black Report on April 1, 2014
Raider Nation tried to lure DeSean Jackson into coming back to the Bay Area and signing with the Raiders but the viral plan ultimately failed as it appears the speedy wide receiver is heading to the Redskins.
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And in a short time, expected to be official: DeSean Jackson will be a Redskin. Finishing touches now being put on deal.
Raider Nation started a viral trend of using #DJaxToOakland in their tweets upon Jackson’s release. The hashtag spread like a wildfire as even some Raiders players were using it in their tweets. It appears the Redskins had no intentions of letting Jackson walk out of Washington without a deal as they have apparently given him a large contract.
The Raiders still remain without a number one receiver and may use the draft to look at potential playmakers such as wide receiver prospect Sammy Watkins. The Raiders have not had a 1,000-yard receiver since Randy Moss in 2005. Rod Streater came close last year with 888 receiving