A surprisingly short list of teams has emerged as having serious interest in receiver DeSean Jackson. The Lions, who have signed receiver Golden Tate and who seem to be interested in adding a receiver in the first round of the draft, have not yet been mentioned as one of those teams.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell, appearing on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, said that the organization has not had discussions about DeSean. But Caldwell didn’t close the door on having those discussions, and then some.
“We haven’t discussed him,” Caldwell said, via the team’s official website. “I can say he’s a playmaker, a guy that can get it done. At this point in time, we have not had any discussions. In this business, you never say never.”
If the Lions plan to say something other than “never” on Jackson, the clock is ticking. He’s already visiting Washington, only three days after the Eagles abruptly dumped Jackson. There’s a chance DeSean doesn’t get out of D.C. without a contract.
But if the Lions decide to get into the DeSean derby, things could get very interesting for a lineup that would include Calvin Johnson, Tate, Brandon Pettigrew, Joseph Fauria, Reggie Bush, and Joique Bell.