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 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.
BEARS: Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher.
Allen plans to play as many snaps as possible at the right defensive end spot he played the previous 10 years for the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs, with the hope of turning around a defense that dropped from third to 30th in scoring last season.
“It’s just, I have a lot left in this tank,” Allen said Monday during his first visit to Halas Hall. “My body feels good. And again, I feel like I can make waves. And not for me, personally. I want to win a Super Bowl.”
GIANTS: Re-signed defensive tackle Mike Patterson and added cornerback Zack Bowman on Monday.
OBITUARY: Lonnie White, a former Southern California football player who worked as a Los Angeles Times sportswriter for nearly two decades, has died. He was 49.
His sister, Terri, said White died Saturday at a Glendale hospital. He had a number of health problems in recent years.
White covered UCLA football, the NFL and basketball during a 19-year career at the Times.
He was a receiver and returner at Southern Cal from 1982-86.