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AP Source: Ex-Eagles WR Jackson to visit Redskins

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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson planned to visit the Washington Redskins on Monday night and Tuesday.

The person says the Redskins were one of several teams interested in Jackson, who was released Friday by the Philadelphia Eagles after a career-best season and amid reports of off-the-field concerns. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the Redskins had not announced the visit.

The Eagles had tried to trade Jackson and there were questions about his work ethic. He also upset the organization further when he lobbied for a new contact shortly after Philadelphia was eliminated in the playoffs.

When Jackson was released, he issued a statement denying he was associated with gang activity.

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