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DeSean Jackson joins Redskins

DeSean Jackson's time on the unemployment line ended rather quickly as the star wide receiver has signed a 3-year deal with the Redskins after being unceremoniously released by the Eagles days earlier. It could be a risky move given Jackson's reported off-field issues, not to mention that the Redskins are being guided this season by a first-year NFL coach in Jay Gruden. Will this add up to disaster or will it be one of the shrewdest moves off the offseason?

  • What do you think of the Redskins signing DeSean Jackson to a 3-year, $24 million deal with $16 million guaranteed?

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  • How worried should Redskins fans be about the pairing of DeSean Jackson and a first-time head coach in Jay Gruden?

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  • Which of DeSean Jackson's previous seasons will most closely mirror his first season with the Redskins?

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  • Which of these NFC East QB-WR combos would you most like to have?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • What is your opinion of DeSean Jackson?

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Redskins hire Jay Gruden

The Redskins didn't waste much time finding a replacement for Mike Shanahan, reportedly hiring Jay Gruden as their next head coach. Gruden, the brother of former head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, helped bring the Bengals to the playoffs in each of his three seasons as the team's offensive coordinator, although they had difficulty translating their high-powered offense to the postseason. Gruden's task is clear, if difficult: help Robert Griffin III regain his 2012 form and turn Washington into a team that contends for -- and wins -- Super Bowls.

  • What do you make of the Redskins hiring Jay Gruden as their head coach?

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  • Will Robert Griffin III ever be an elite NFL quarterback?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East next season?

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  • Will the Redskins ever win a Super Bowl with Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III?

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Redskins fire Shanahan

The Mike Shanahan era is over in Washington. The Redskins fired their coach after the team plunged from NFC East champions to the division basement and lost their final eight games. While many will blame Shanahan's departure on his testy relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III, it's worth noting that he went 24-40 in four seasons in Washington and posted the same winning percentage as his two predecessors, Steve Spurrier and Jim Zorn. It remains to be seen if the next coach -- the eighth hired by owner Daniel Snyder in his 15-year tenure -- will turn things around.

  • What do you think of the Redskins firing coach Mike Shanahan?

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  • Who bears the most responsibility for the Redskins' struggles in 2013?

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  • Does Mike Shanahan deserve another shot at coaching an NFL team?

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  • Should Robert Griffin III be the Redskins' franchise quarterback?

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  • Which of these factors do you think played the biggest role in the Redskins firing Mike Shanahan?

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  • Which NFL head coaching vacancy is the most appealing?

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  • Will the Redskins make the playoffs in 2014?

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  • Of the NFC East teams that missed the playoffs, which will win the most games in 2014?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be below .500 on the season, but they looked the better team in their 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. And they weren't the only losing squad to come up big on Sunday. Both the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams handed stunning losses to division leaders. Still, every sub-.500 team is eliminated -- or close to it -- from playoff contention this year, meaning it's not too early to look toward 2014. Which teams are best set up for a bounce-back next season? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

2014 bounce-back teams

Bills

Bills

2013 record: 5-9

Browns

Browns

2013 record: 4-10

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

2013 record: 4-10

Falcons

Falcons

2013 record: 4-10

Giants

Giants

2013 record: 5-9

Jaguars

Jaguars

2013 record: 4-10

Jets

Jets

2013 record: 6-8

Raiders

Raiders

2013 record: 4-10

Rams

Rams

2013 record: 6-8

Redskins

Redskins

2013 record: 3-11

Steelers

Steelers

2013 record: 6-8

Texans

Texans

2013 record: 2-12

Titans

Titans

2013 record: 5-9

Vikings

Vikings

2013 record: 4-9-1

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Redskins to start Cousins

Robert Griffin III's sophomore season hasn't lived up to the promise of his debut year, and many are blaming his inability to fully recover from the knee injury he sustained in last year's playoffs. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has apparently seen enough, as the team will start backup Kirk Cousins over Griffin for this Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta -- and, very likely, for the remainder of the season. Griffin is still the Redskins' quarterback of the future, but this scenario isn't what he or the team expected when they drafted him with the No. 2 pick in 2012.

What do you make of the Redskins deciding to start Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III in Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta?

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  • Which team will win Sunday's game in Atlanta with Kirk Cousins starting for the Redskins?

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  • What has this season been for Robert Griffin III?

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  • Who is more to blame for Robert Griffin III's disappointing season?

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  • What is Mike Shanahan's future with the Redskins?

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