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DeSean Jackson enters PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 near the top

DeSean Jackson, Asante Samuel AP

On the last day of March, a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver in the prime of his career will take a free agent visit to one of his former club’s division rivals.

Isn’t free agency supposed to be short on action by this point of the spring?

Well, that’s the not the case this year, not with the Eagles releasing DeSean Jackson on Friday, three weeks and three days into free agency.

On Monday, Washington gets the first shot at meeting with Jackson, a 27-year-old wideout with rare speed.

Whomever signs Jackson will be getting the best player left in free agency by a wide margin. PFT places Jackson third in its Free Agent Hot 100, a ranking of the top unsigned players first published at the beginning of March.

There is no getting around the mystery of why the Eagles let Jackson go. There is also little doubt the Eagles did him no favors letting him go this late in free agency. Both are factors that do not help his bargaining power.

However, Jackson is, at worst, an above-average starter, and at his best, he can affect the game like few other wide receivers. What’s more, he could produce at a high level for several more seasons. In short, he is a very skilled player available at a time on the NFL calendar when the draft has just about pushed free agency to the back burner.

Fascinating, this offseason has been.

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14 Responses to “DeSean Jackson enters PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 near the top”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 30, 2014 11:53 PM

    No, there is not another.

  2. wydok says: Mar 30, 2014 11:54 PM

    “Fascinating, this offseason has been.”

    Yoda, the writer is.

  3. darrylh1978 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:03 AM

    Oakland is having a bright and exciting off season! I would hope that they are able to see past the antics that Desean has pulled and seriously consider wether he would be a good fit or not for the Silver and Black

  4. stunzeed5 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:10 AM

    HTTR…..with or without Desean…..HTTR

  5. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Mar 31, 2014 12:49 AM

    Thanks yoda

  6. mdf53 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:50 AM

    Welcome to Washington. You can get your revenge on the field with the blazing speed and crafty route running.

    You are a game changer and you can be a mind changer for all who doubt your sincerity to the game and your craft.

    You should protect your business as well as your body and get all that’s due even if you have to start over to establish credibility an reliability.

    We have given some bums a lot of money and the support with a lot of hope without the expected returns. Just play football with the proper work ethic and everything else will fall into place to reward you in for years to come.

    Dan, Bruce and Jay don’t let him out of Washington. Give him something that will make him cancel the thought of playing somewhere else.

  7. tbraiders says: Mar 31, 2014 2:04 AM

    How about a new top 25 or top 50 of players who are all still free agents.

  8. madmikepromo says: Mar 31, 2014 2:15 AM

    He’s to blame in all of this. At some point you have to distance yourself from bad influences..

  9. forty9asty says: Mar 31, 2014 2:17 AM

    “Fascinating, this offseason has been.”

    Channeling your inner Yoda, are we?

  10. erndogg209 says: Mar 31, 2014 3:41 AM

    #DjaxToOakland

  11. jharmon64 says: Mar 31, 2014 5:16 AM

    How about a new list with just UNSIGNED free agents?

    It would be much easier to read.

    We’re all pretty much up to date with the player signings by now.

  12. nas726 says: Mar 31, 2014 6:01 AM

    Come to Houston, Jackson.

  13. joeflaccoallday says: Mar 31, 2014 7:18 AM

    Best offseason ever.

  14. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 31, 2014 10:40 AM

    i hope washington signs DeSean to a nice fat contract fully guaranteed over 4 years.

    So there are NO excuses when we bust your ass 2 again this season.

    fail to the r-words

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