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Report: Chiefs are pursuing DeSean Jackson

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Big Red and Little DeSean could be getting together again.

We suggested during Friday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN keeping an eye on the Chiefs.  Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports that, indeed, the Chiefs are keeping an eye on Jackson.

Per Paylor, the Chiefs are pursuing Jackson, whom coach Andy Reid drafted back in 2008.

The NFLPA’s daily cap report pegs the Chief’s cap space at $4.5 million.  Which could make it difficult to afford Jackson.

But it’s fairly easy to create cap space, if a team wants to do it.  Contracts can be restructured easily, creating more than enough cap room to afford Jackson.

With the Broncos going all in to pursue a championship and plenty of Chiefs players leaving via free agency, Jackson would help Kansas City close the gap with the three-time defending division champions in Denver.

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73 Responses to “Report: Chiefs are pursuing DeSean Jackson”
  1. joeflaccoallday says: Mar 28, 2014 7:47 PM

    Worst offseason ever.

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 28, 2014 7:48 PM

    Makes sense. That’d be a heck of a fast offense with Jackson and Charles… geez.

  3. cartire says: Mar 28, 2014 7:50 PM

    They need to keep 1.5-2 mil for draft signings. So they really only have 2.5-3 in available cap to sign DJax. Contract wizardry is great in all, but I don’t think they could manage this.

  4. chawk12thman says: Mar 28, 2014 7:50 PM

    Hard to believe they would do a signing bonus for him, which would also be a way to keep under the cap for this year……

  5. aaronfraudgers says: Mar 28, 2014 7:51 PM

    DeSean Jackson is faster than Anquan Boldin

  6. ottawabrave91 says: Mar 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    Eric berry is redoing his contract. he hinted at it on his Facebook page. his cap number his huge and this would create the space for Jackson

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    Removing Alex Smith would do the trick.

  8. barsfordays says: Mar 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    Desean was worth every penny of that 5 yr 51 mil contract

  9. bleedrangerblue says: Mar 28, 2014 7:53 PM

    Reel him in Andy. Get him away from the Jets.

  10. cactusdildo says: Mar 28, 2014 7:53 PM

    So they want to acquire a legit deep threat receiver but they have a qb who rarely takes chances down field. Seems like Jackson would get tired of captain check-down real quick..

  11. captainwisdom8888 says: Mar 28, 2014 7:54 PM

    jackson likes catching the deep ball

    alex smith is the qb

    case closed.

  12. tybyebye says: Mar 28, 2014 7:55 PM

    Poor man’s TY Hilton.

  13. dbfan4ever says: Mar 28, 2014 7:56 PM

    Alex Smith can’t throw far enough to maximize on Jackson’s talent

  14. edggy1 says: Mar 28, 2014 7:56 PM

    If their redoing Berry’s contract , it better be the extend AleX … !!

  15. realnflmaster says: Mar 28, 2014 7:56 PM

    Haha, Andy just rubbing it in the face of Filthadelphia.

  16. vegasgreek says: Mar 28, 2014 7:57 PM

    LMAO ! CHEFS ARE ONLY 4 MIL UNDER THE CAP ! D JAX WILL BE A RAIDER ! BOOK IT !

  17. craigssideburns says: Mar 28, 2014 7:57 PM

    They better be pursuing a new quarterback if they want to actually throw the ball down the field. Otherwise Jackson would be useless on that team.

  18. floriosbigtoe says: Mar 28, 2014 7:59 PM

    This was my first thought after he got released. We all know Andy don’t care what gang you’re in.

  19. badmoonrison says: Mar 28, 2014 8:01 PM

    Not going to end up in KC, no cap room and they aren’t a legit contender. Remember how they lost 5 out of their last 7 games?

  20. cytofed says: Mar 28, 2014 8:02 PM

    Chris Culliver arrested

  21. officialgame says: Mar 28, 2014 8:05 PM

    Go for it Andy you two deserve each other.

  22. flavordave says: Mar 28, 2014 8:06 PM

    Theres no way on earth Reid gets DeSean. He grilled him all the time with his off field life. No way he brings that guy there.

    Plus crips only wear blue.

  23. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 28, 2014 8:06 PM

    ^
    Gee whiz you Chiefs fans are sensitive about your QB. You haven’t even heard the trade offers yet!

    Forget it then, just extend some of the best young players and you have all kinds of room.

  24. elwaysagenius says: Mar 28, 2014 8:07 PM

    Because Alex Smith is going to throw it deep.

  25. mrwalterisgod says: Mar 28, 2014 8:08 PM

    Alex Smith averages 5 yards per pass attempt. Don’t waste Desean Jackson on the biggest Game Manager in football.

  26. God Waves His Terrible Towel™ says: Mar 28, 2014 8:08 PM

    Alex Smith can’t throw over 35 yards.

  27. rayguyreturns says: Mar 28, 2014 8:10 PM

    KC=paper tiger

  28. hooperdrivestheboatchief says: Mar 28, 2014 8:14 PM

    He can’t play for the Chiefs. He can’t wear red.

  29. raiderapologist says: Mar 28, 2014 8:17 PM

    The underachieving stoner Dwayne Bowe paired with the speedy crip. Sounds perfect.

  30. jcmeyer10 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:18 PM

    This has Mike Wallace/Ryan Tannehill written all over it.

  31. rkov says: Mar 28, 2014 8:19 PM

    Thats the Andy i know, good luck chief’s fans when you start rebuilding, lol

  32. sportswright says: Mar 28, 2014 8:19 PM

    Lots of interest for Desean when he doesn’t cost 10.5 million plus a draft pick or two.

  33. gerard33 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:20 PM

    Re-structure Berry? And Bowe?

  34. omnipresentfan says: Mar 28, 2014 8:21 PM

    The Boys score big on this one. Dallas will sign him. You just watch!

  35. corvaninerfan says: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 PM

    You don’t need to heave the ball 60 yds down the field to get it to Jackson. Alex has a stronger arm than many think…he’s historically had mostly possession type receivers to throw to. Jackson would give the Chiefs a legit downfield threat…trust me Alex could get it to him.

  36. kuhawks2010 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 PM

    As a Chiefs fan I am weary of a guy that reportedly wasnt happy making 10 million a year and wasnt the best locker room teamate. Yes he is talented, and he would help this offense alot. But, there defense is what let them down last year. They gave up alot of yards towards the end of season and the Colts tore them apart in the playoffs.

  37. phiddysent says: Mar 28, 2014 8:31 PM

    Can Alex Smith throw it that far?

  38. radrntn says: Mar 28, 2014 8:35 PM

    Raiders……he will not wear red….no way….that is why he went to cal, and not usc

  39. orivar says: Mar 28, 2014 8:35 PM

    What is with these morons once again saying that Alex Smith can’t throw the deep ball? They say it every year and he proves them wrong every year. If they knew football they would realize Alex Smith plays to the way the game is played. If he doesn’t have to make plays, he’s a game manager. However if he does have to make plays he’s lights out.

    “Alex Smith has 9 TDs, 0 INTs, 873 pass yards in 3 playoff starts. 127 rush yards. 7.66 YPA.”

    Nuff said.

  40. slick50ks says: Mar 28, 2014 8:35 PM

    One thing we do know for a fact. Jackson isn’t nearly old enough, and past his prime for the faiders to try to sign him.

  41. chrisk61 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:36 PM

    the nfl, due to the alleged gang ties, may be pulling the strings on this one. they may have urged eagles to cut him and will urge teams not to sign him.

    nfl may want jackson out of the league if the gang ties are indeed true.

  42. bricktop02 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:38 PM

    How is Reid signing DeSean rubbing it in the Eagles face you dope?

  43. fordmandalay says: Mar 28, 2014 8:39 PM

    He’ll never go to the Chiefs – their colors are red like the Bloods, Jackson is a Crip. They wear blue.

  44. Robert says: Mar 28, 2014 8:40 PM

    Enjoy wearing Blood colors!!!!

  45. selgaeinla says: Mar 28, 2014 8:40 PM

    D-Jack needs a father figure back in his life. AR can keep him under control.

  46. mrneto72 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:44 PM

    Chiefs dont have cap room….he either wants to win or make money, KC offers none

  47. dukebroadway says: Mar 28, 2014 8:50 PM

    I think these uneducated posters need to watch the “Alex Smith Deep Ball Myth” on youtube. Go get learned.

  48. wfh88 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:29 PM

    Sure seems like a lot of you people don’t understand the salary cap. The Chiefs can very easily create the cap space if they want to.

    It’s been reported by MANY now that the ‘gang’ ties are being blown out of proportion. It was an excuse used by the Eagles to cut a guy they didn’t want to pay. DJax has some unsavory friends…..shocking!

  49. racyman57 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:38 PM

    As a Chiefs fan, I don’t want to risk signing Jackson, if the reports we are hearing have any validity. I’ve also read where he isn’t well-liked by his teammates, misses meetings and we all saw how he sulked and wouldn’t give much effort, when he was wanting more money. There is nothing worse than someone tearing a locker-room apart, or who alientates teammates and coaches with his selfishness. Chief fans need to take a breath and evaluate the pros vs,. the cons. The Eagles obviously didn’t want him, after one of his most productive seasons. That should tell us something. The Eagles center basically said “good riddance”, in a tweet about Jackson.

  50. greg2geez says: Mar 28, 2014 9:41 PM

    The Chiefs don’t have the cap room or a QB. Let’s be very clear; Alex Smith on his best day couldn’t beat Andrew Luck on his worst day.

  51. kcflake says: Mar 28, 2014 9:42 PM

    Hell yeah . Go chiefs sign up djax we will love you long time. Go chiefs!

  52. greg2geez says: Mar 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    My apologies to Alex Smith and Chiefs fans. I have to admit Alex Smith is a halfway decent QB. Against the Colts it was in the first half.

  53. billrussellgreaterthanmjmagiclebron says: Mar 28, 2014 10:00 PM

    Another Andy Reid protege comes home to roost.

  54. waxthat says: Mar 28, 2014 10:34 PM

    49ers.

  55. skinnytony says: Mar 28, 2014 10:36 PM

    Signing DeSean Jackson is going to “close the gap” between KC and Denver? lol

  56. mikep363839 says: Mar 28, 2014 10:37 PM

    uhhh go check all the QBs tat brought two different franchises to the playoffs and it will be a bunch of above average QBs including Peyton Manning

  57. themackstrong says: Mar 28, 2014 11:17 PM

    Andy did a great job with Jackson with McNabb and Vick throwing him some deep balls. Alex Smith just isn’t that down the field QB. He opened up a little bit last season but KC fans are dreaming if they think Jackson is the piece that opens up that passing game.

    As for the deep ball “myth”, you know he has played in 100 games right and in 100 games of football some deep balls are going to be made. I bet you I can put together a Jamarcus Russell highlight reel. Look at Smith’s 6.5 Yards/A versus Rogers 8.22 yards/A.

  58. kaperchoke says: Mar 28, 2014 11:24 PM

    ALEX SMITH PRO BOWL STARTER.

  59. myfriendbobsacamano says: Mar 28, 2014 11:36 PM

    I’d be disappointed in Reid if he went for DJax… he should know better… TO??

  60. raiderrob21 says: Mar 29, 2014 12:17 AM

    EVERY team is pursuing D JAck. Except the Eagles

  61. wichitachiefsfan says: Mar 29, 2014 12:34 AM

    Come on ‘Big Daddy’, bring him to KC.

  62. chicagosports2014 says: Mar 29, 2014 1:05 AM

    Toube would have deshawn try and break DEVIN HESTER record if the chiefs got him. Best Special Team Coach Ever!

  63. firedup1 says: Mar 29, 2014 2:12 AM

    I hope it is true, but do not let Denver know. They will try to steal him also.

  64. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Mar 29, 2014 3:16 AM

    rumor is that the Redskins are also trying to land jackson and are tryig to create cap space. word in ashburn is that desean jackson will have a visit on monday and Gruden doesnt want him to leave without a contract.

    Rg3 , Morris, garçon, Roberts, Moss, jordan Reed, Logan “Thor” Paulson and soon to be Desean Jackson and Owen Daniels all on the feild at the same time!!! that offense will be lethal and creat carnage on defenses.

  65. dolphins4 says: Mar 29, 2014 5:05 AM

    I hope the Chiefs sign him and he helps them win the Super Bowl.

  66. WestCoast 49er/Bolts says: Mar 29, 2014 7:33 AM

    The Chiefs had a very unusual season, good for them. This year they will have a usual season and be lucky to have 7 wins. Currently living in Philly the Eagle fans were beyond excited when Reid was sent packing. Hr was lucky he had alot of injured players returning, but last year was an aberration and one more year of those KC ribs will cause him to EXPLODE. Peyton will be broken this year

  67. evansvc says: Mar 29, 2014 8:25 AM

    Bring in Vince Young to help strengthen your quarterback pool…

  68. nflfollower says: Mar 29, 2014 8:30 AM

    Cant believe I am the first to comment on that unreal photo. Its an amazing shot, for numerous reasons. Just wish I could see how high reid got off the ground. Thats typically not a fat mans celebration.

  69. shayeezy says: Mar 29, 2014 9:26 AM

    alex smith didn’t play against andrew luck in that playoff game. he played against the colts defense, and andrew luck played against the chiefs defense. alex actually put up better numbers – one of the best playoff performances in recent history – but his defense let him and the team down.

  70. barneyrumble says: Mar 29, 2014 1:29 PM

    Colts fan, and was at the playoff game, and the Colts didn’t “rip KC apart”. If it hadn’t been for a fumble that Andrew Luck picked up and went Superman with, the Chiefs would have won the game. As for Alex Smith, I was impressed with the strength he had throwing the ball after hearing all the ‘no arm’ stuff. You don’t have to throw a ball 50 yards to someone like Jackson to score TD’s. Throw him a 20 yard up and out, and let him run the rest of the way. Pretty simple really. The off field matters are a different story, of which we the fans actually no very little about.

  71. wallyruss58 says: Mar 29, 2014 1:31 PM

    I am reading some comments about restructuring Bowes contract and that is ludicrous. The Chiefs are getting a discount against the cap this year with Bowes contract and any restructuring will cost them cap space. The players deals that need to be redone are Eric Berry, Tambia Hali and Brandon Flowers contracts. Do not believe me the go to overthecap.com and see for yourself.

  72. wallyruss58 says: Mar 29, 2014 1:36 PM

    Makes perfect sense for the Chiefs to go after him. It fills 2 needs a speedy WR and a punt returner.

  73. raiderapologist says: Mar 29, 2014 5:12 PM

    slick50ks says: Mar 28, 2014 8:35 PM

    One thing we do know for a fact. Jackson isn’t nearly old enough, and past his prime for the faiders to try to sign him.
    ——————
    Average age of Oakland’s current roster is 25.8. The Chiefs? 25.9. Don’t let facts overwhelm you the way third grade did.

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