Tuesday September 1st, 2015

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson expressed empathy for quarterback Robert Griffin III on Tuesday. 

Griffin was officially benched Monday when Redskins coach Jay Gruden declared Kirk Cousins as the team’s starting quarterback moving forward. 

Jackson joined Washington before last season after spending the first six seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson's release coincided with a report stating the Eagles were troubled by Jackson's off-the-field life. 

Jackson described Griffin's situation as “unfortunate” Tuesday, according to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

“I have a good relationship with [Griffin], and he's a good guy. He does all the right things,” Jackson said. “This is the game we're in, this is the league we're in. It's the NFL and nothing's for certain. I head to learn that for myself a couple years ago going through my situation. So the best advice I can tell him is just to keep his head high.”

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The Redskins have reportedly looked into trading Griffin, and it's possible the team releases him before the 53-player roster-cut deadline on Saturday. 

Washington will open its upcoming season—with Cousins under center—on Sept. 13 against the Miami Dolphins

- Rohan Nadkarni


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