Fans in Oakland have made their desire to add wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the Raiders roster clear, but the team is reportedly still mulling how much of a push to make for the former Eagle.
Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the team is still doing “background work” on Jackson. Breer believes the team is aware of the possibility that bringing Jackson back to his home state and the area where he attended in college may result in “added risk” of things going poorly off the field.
General Manager Reggie McKenzie will surely weigh that risk against the risk that will come to his continued employment if the Raiders put up another lackluster season in 2014. He’s invested in several free agents to upgrade the roster from last year and Jackson would add a high-level offensive threat to that mix.
Of course, the Raiders may join the rest of the league in watching Jackson try on a Redskins uniform in the near future. Jackson is set to visit with the Redskins on Monday and the right offer from owner Dan Snyder could mean that the background work in Oakland amounts to nothing.