The Eagles apparently have “no intent” to trade DeSean Jackson.
Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com reports that, while the Eagles aren’t actively shopping Jackson, they’re listening to teams that are calling up with offers. According to Gunn, calls have come from the Patriots and the 49ers.
And now that the word is out, there’s no need to actively shop Jackson. Because potentially interested teams will keep calling.
While not actively shopping Jackson, the Eagles are looking for at least a third-round draft pick for Jackson, who is due to earn a base salary of $10.5 million in 2014.
Rumors about Jackson’s status gained steam after the Eagles signed both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper to deals worth far less per year than Jackson’s. Last week, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com suggested on PFT Live that Jackson could be one mistake away from being run out of town.
As it stands, Jackson is one phone call away from no longer being an Eagles.