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DeSean Jackson says that he and Pierre Garcon will benefit each other

DeSean Jackson’s arrival means the Redskins have two wideouts who topped 1,300 receiving yards last season. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson says he thinks his addition to the Washington Redskins this offseason will prove to be beneficial to both him and Pierre Garcon, the team’s top holdover wideout.

“I respect Garcon,” Jackson said after Tuesday’s opening practice of this week’s minicamp at Redskins Park. “He’s a good player in this league, a great receiver. This is my first year really getting to know him and having that relationship with him. I think me and him will be able to be like that one-two punch in the NFL and have a great year. So whatever it is I can help him with, vice versa, whatever he can help me with, I look forward to that.”

Jackson, who was signed by the Redskins after being released by Philadelphia, had 1,332 receiving yards last season for the Eagles. Garcon had 1,346 receiving yards for the Redskins.

“It’s gonna be tough on defenses,” Jackson said. “People are gonna have to account for him. They’re gonna have to account for me. Not only that. We have other players involved in the offense, too, that people are gonna have to account for.”

Jackson said he’s excited about the possibilities for the Redskins’ passing game.

“I have high expectations,” he said. “There’s a lot of playmakers on this team all the way from … Santana Moss to Andre Roberts, [Jordan] Reed. It’s very exciting. Everybody is young, just having fun out here working together and enjoying. We’re out here working together like it’s training camp. That’s a good thing to have.”

Garcon expressed similar sentiments about the offense, saying as he walked off the practice field Tuesday: “Great potential. Playmakers all around.”

Of Jackson’s arrival, Garcon said: “Another receiver that can help us get the ball in the end zone.”

He said he’s unsure what the additions will mean to his receiving production.

“You never know,” Garcon said. “We’ll see how it goes week in and week out. You can’t predict the future.”

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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Mark Maske · June 17, 2014