"Robert Griffin has done a great job of embracing me, calling me soon as I was a free agent and said, 'I want to do my best to get you here,'" Jackson said during a Redskins conference call on Wednesday. "I think they respect him enough out here to listen to him. He had a big part of me signing here."
"I'm not really here to address (what led to his Philly departure). People that know me, know what type of player I am, they respect me and know that I'm a team guy. (Attitude has) never been a problem.
"I'm happy about the situation that I'm in here. At the end of the day, it's all about winning in the NFL. We all know what it comes down to. Everybody is happy when you're winning."
Jackson also discussed being released following the best statistical season of his career.
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"It was a humbling experience for myself, me being at the peak of my career and doing some great things," he said. " ... I'm very humbled, to be released like that."
Jackson found a way to steer any questions about Chip Kelly -- the figure believed to be the driving force behind Jackson's Philly ouster -- back to his new coach, Jay Gruden. Jackson said he'd been keeping his eye on Gruden during the coach's time as offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals (whatever that means) and remarked that Gruden would have a lot of toys to play with this season.
The Redskins did their best to introduce Jackson in a controlled climate, eschewing the introductory news conference in favor of a conference call open only to Redskins media. Washington is doing its best to protect its valuable new asset.
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