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Some suspect that teams supposedly interested in Jackson aren’t

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Two weeks ago, reports were flying regarding teams expressing interest in pending free agents.  In many cases, the reports originated with agents who may or may not have been telling the truth about the existence or degree of interest.

Now, reports are building regarding multiple teams that have expressed interest in Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson.  And there’s suspicion in league circles that one or more of the identified teams actually aren’t interested in Jackson — and that the Eagles are leaking embellished and/or fabricated information about interest in order to build a trade market for Jackson.

Teams reportedly interested in Jackson include the Patriots, 49ers, Jets, Seahawks, and Panthers.

The strategy, if it’s indeed happening, doesn’t seem to be working.  Despite the many reports of interested teams, no one has pounced on Jackson.  Indeed, there has yet to be a single report of a firm offer for Jackson’s contract.

Even with his 1,336-yard performance last year, no one seems to be willing to pick up the $10.5 million salary for Jackson in 2014.  And Jackson, who expressed a desire in early January for a new contract, may not be inclined to take less money to facilitate a trade.

If the Eagles can’t find a trade partner during the next few days in Orlando for the annual league meetings, the only alternative may be cutting him loose.

And so, nearly three weeks after Geoff Mosher of got the ball rolling on DeSean by saying he could be “one false step away” from being cut in Philly during a visit to PFT Live, Mosher — whose take was bashed by some reporters covering the team — may have been technically wrong.

Jackson apparently is in danger of being cut even without making one false step.

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22 Responses to “Some suspect that teams supposedly interested in Jackson aren’t”
  1. mdobrasz says: Mar 23, 2014 9:19 AM

    Probably the smartest move for everyone involved is for him to go with Vick in NY.

  2. erock27 says: Mar 23, 2014 9:22 AM

    Probably going to be the first young player ever to be cut after a 1300 yard season

  3. ajgreenhof says: Mar 23, 2014 9:35 AM

    He’s going to end up on the Rams roster. I can feel it.

  4. scopolamine9 says: Mar 23, 2014 9:38 AM

    More to this story to come. We will find out more after Djax is traded or cut.

  5. jlopez856 says: Mar 23, 2014 9:46 AM

    Alright this is getting ridiculous!!

  6. phiddysent says: Mar 23, 2014 9:56 AM

    I really don’t get this. Is he a bit of a diva? Yes. Can he cause some headaches? Yes. But to just give him away for a late pick or cut him? Insane. Welcome to the NFL Chip!! Getting the most of these guys is much different than college. You gotta be able to deal with the divas.

  7. prideof10000lakes says: Mar 23, 2014 10:15 AM

    Imagine all of the stuff that we DONT know about Desean, maybe that’s why he’s getting cut.

  8. oakmeals85 says: Mar 23, 2014 10:41 AM


  9. jerseyfiremoney says: Mar 23, 2014 10:46 AM

    Eagles the dumbest team ever if they cut this play maker

  10. ncpfl says: Mar 23, 2014 11:47 AM


  11. snookau says: Mar 23, 2014 11:48 AM

    Tampa. Reunited with Jeff Tedford.

  12. craigkintexas says: Mar 23, 2014 1:28 PM

    DJax aint worth the misery at league minimum wages.

  13. abninf says: Mar 23, 2014 1:54 PM

    I get the feeling there’s more to this dude behind closed doors than the Eagles are saying.

  14. prosportswashington says: Mar 23, 2014 2:14 PM

    “form is temporary, class is permanent”-even the best players can wear out their welcome

  15. donjon86 says: Mar 23, 2014 3:07 PM

    Not worth 10 mill! if you ask me! seams like he gets hurt alot?

  16. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Mar 23, 2014 3:26 PM


  17. mornelithe says: Mar 23, 2014 3:36 PM

    His diva nature isn’t the only issue here, he complains about catches, and is apparently unhappy with his current contract. So, any team interested, would not only be sacrificing a pick, while taking on 10.5m in salary, but have to deal with the contract issues. And that’s IF we know all of the issues surrounding the player.

  18. robinjoes says: Mar 23, 2014 4:59 PM

    Panthers will stay away from this one! Doesnt make sense unless he is willing to take a huge cut. Not worth more than 5 mil a year for any team!

  19. vikingspride says: Mar 23, 2014 8:14 PM

    Panthers were reportedly interested until they learned that Jackson is a receiver and not the great blocking tight end they had believed him to be.

  20. deepthreat88 says: Mar 23, 2014 11:35 PM

    Niners are smart to stay away. He is too selfish and would complain abou not getting enough balls thrown his way. You know Crab, Vernon, and Boldin are going to get a lot of looks from Kaep. This is an expensive, team wrecking mistake waiting to happen. There is a reason Philly wants him out.

  21. jgedgar70 says: Mar 24, 2014 9:20 AM

    No way the Panthers can afford him. Not only that, he’s the new Eric Dickerson – always whining whenever he’s not the highest-paid player. Let’s go get Kenny Britt instead.

  22. corvaninerfan says: Mar 24, 2014 4:20 PM

    Methinks a goodly share of the media blew this one. It went from “Pats and Niners were interested”, to hearing nothing from Pats and Niners now saying they’ve never contacted Philly. Seattle was supposedly “very interested” in Jackson, but now “no interest whatsoever”. Come on, guys, let’s get real.

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