DeSean Jackson going with No. 11; Kirk Cousins switching to No. 8


DeSean Jackson will be going on digit higher in Washington. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

It’s official. DeSean Jackson will wear No. 11 for the Redskins this coming season.

The team announced his choice a day after he signed and considered his options for a jersey number. Jackson had worn No. 1 in college and No. 10 for Philadelphia. But No. 10 belongs to Robert Griffin III. Jackson combined the two numbers as he begins the next chapter of the career.

The Redskins tweeted out the news, and a picture of the first Jackson jersey, fresh out of production.

Meantime, the team also announced that new safety Ryan Clark will wear No. 25, as he did with the team in 2004 and 2005, and with the Steelers the next seven years. That number previously belonged to practice squad cornerback Chase Minnifield, who will now switch to No. 38.

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Additionally, new wide receiver Andre Roberts has acquired the No. 12 from backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Cousins will now switch to No. 8, which he had worn in middle school, high school and during his time at Michigan State. That number had previously belonged to Rex Grossman, but he is a free agent and the team has opted not to re-sign him.

Roberts, who had worn No. 12 with the Arizona Cardinals, made a $12,000 donation to Cousins’ football camp.

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Coverage from The Post:

Jackson and the Redskins: What they’re saying

D.C. Sports Bog: Dawkins on Jackson | More Bog

Clark’s deal is worth $1 million

Adding Jackson, Clark gives Redskins draft flexibility

Griffin plans to keep wearing No. 10 | QB Colt McCoy signed

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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