The Jets are interested in acquiring Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson.
That was confirmed by Jets owner Woody Johnson himself, who told reporters at the league meeting today that Jackson is one of several players the Jets are interested in as they attempt to re-shape their roster.
“We’re looking at a number of players, including DeSean,” Johnson said, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Johnson cautioned, however, that the Jets’ interest in Jackson is only if it’s “at the right price” and “if he fits into the culture of our locker room,” via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
NFL owners, coaches and general managers rarely talk on the record about players under contract to other teams, so the fact that Johnson would mention Jackson by name suggests that the Jets’ interest is strong. However, Johnson stating that the Jets are only interested “at the right price” suggests that they don’t want to pay him the $10.5 million he’s owed this season under his current contract. The Jets may be hoping the Eagles release Jackson — which the Eagles aren’t likely to do if they believe they can get something for him in a trade.