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DeSean Jackson now has not one, but two mystery teams

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The DeSean Jackson story has seemingly had it all lately, but no free agent pursuit is official without a good “mystery team.”

Now, he’s got that covered.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, “two teams not identified publicly as having interest in DeSean Jackson are in deep negotiations.”

Jackson is in Washington today, though it’s “unclear” if the Redskins are willing to meet his price. The Raiders and Bills have been amoung the usual suspects from the start, along with the Jets and the 49ers. Since they’ve all been named, that would ostensibly cross them off.

The Chiefs and Panthers, among others, have made it clear they weren’t in on this deal.

The great thing about a mystery team is that it could be anyone. (Let’s just toss the Browns in there, they’re always good for a splash.) Or it could be no one. But having two of them only adds a layer of intrigue to a process that had plenty already.

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54 Responses to “DeSean Jackson now has not one, but two mystery teams”
  1. r8rsfan says: Mar 31, 2014 10:45 AM

    Patriots.

  2. wetdentist says: Mar 31, 2014 10:47 AM

    hopefully one of them is the Eagles

  3. desbattle82 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:47 AM

    Jackson to Seattle lock it up/ hopefully in a way that humilates the skins plans to visit Jackson

  4. joeflaccoallday says: Mar 31, 2014 10:47 AM

    Worst offseason ever.

  5. klattubarada says: Mar 31, 2014 10:49 AM

    Is a mystery team like having a girlfriend in Canada?

  6. shuttaman1990 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:52 AM

    All so funny, all those teams think they have a chance versus the mighty Raiders.

    #DJaxToOakland it’s real baby.

  7. contra74isloosbuthole says: Mar 31, 2014 10:52 AM

    I wouldn’t hire him to clean my office.

  8. primenumber19 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:54 AM

    Most out of left field would be the giants and the packers

  9. eagleswin says: Mar 31, 2014 10:56 AM

    Jackson’s main requirement is $10 mill upfront because he’s got bills to pay and champagne parties to throw for his rap label.

  10. bouchez9393 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:58 AM

    The mystery team is Tampa! It will be the Jackson and Jackson show this year!

  11. whatjusthapped says: Mar 31, 2014 10:58 AM

    I hope its the Vikings, not only do they never learn the lesson of signing FA WR’s (Craig Jennings and Berriman come to mind), the dysfunction that Jackson could bring to their locker room would be epic.

  12. alonestartexan says: Mar 31, 2014 11:05 AM

    Wouldn’t surprise me if it were the Rams.

  13. mwsmith1547 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:05 AM

    Him and Oakland kind of deserve each other, natural fit.

  14. yobigmonkey says: Mar 31, 2014 11:07 AM

    If the source is Werder, doesn’t Dallas make a lot of sense? He would fit in perfectly there and we all know Jerruh can’t resist getting involved, especially if he can hurt two division opponents (Eagles and Skins) in the process.

  15. wlubake says: Mar 31, 2014 11:09 AM

    Arizona? Arians loves to chuck the ball downfield. Imagine a WR corps of Fitz, Floyd and DeSean. Plus they need to step up their game in the NFC West arms race.

  16. junkmtb says: Mar 31, 2014 11:10 AM

    Panthers!

  17. craigkintexas says: Mar 31, 2014 11:10 AM

    You’d think the Skins would be very leery of signing another “problem” child after their experience with Haynesworth. I don’t think he’s worth the risk unless you can get him under contract for $1 million and have the rest of the money based on performance and character.

  18. beastmode5150 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:12 AM

    Someone said “Mighty” and “Raiders” in the same sentence.

  19. steelerben says: Mar 31, 2014 11:13 AM

    Miami. $25 million a year in deep ball guys and no offensive line to block a deep pass sounds about right.

  20. oaklegend says: Mar 31, 2014 11:20 AM

    I love how mwsmith1547 says the Raiders and Jackson “deserve” each other. As if the guy has really done anything wrong. To be real, where there’s smoke there’s usually fire… but not always. I’m glad the Raiders are doing their due diligence, but if he signs with the Raiders you can be sure it will be because they are satisfied the Eagles are a flock of morons for cutting him.

  21. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 31, 2014 11:27 AM

    I picked the Bengals and Jaguars in a previous post as secret darkhorses. Marvin Lewis has some family history ties, so let’s see if one of those 2 teams might emerge as one of the secret teams.

  22. grimreaper12 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:28 AM

    Desean is taking a pay cut to play with Tom Brady.
    Good man. A noble thing to do.
    #GOPATS

  23. phillyshouldsignmaclin says: Mar 31, 2014 11:30 AM

    Chargers

  24. jermainewiggins says: Mar 31, 2014 11:34 AM

    Desean to seattle lock it up? Just like every hawk fan said jared allen to the seattle, lock it up. And this “dynasty” they have, lock it up.

  25. mikebel11 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:34 AM

    San Diego, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tennesse, St. Louis, Cincinnati and even Pittsburgh all have WR needs. Could be any one of them. Dallas also makes sense as mentioned above.

  26. uwsptke says: Mar 31, 2014 11:44 AM

    I have a feeling he’d like to stay in the NFC East to stick it to the Eagles twice a year, but I’ll just throw the Lions in the mix to be contrarian. That would be a dangerous offense.

  27. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 31, 2014 11:48 AM

    Bears.

  28. cougarts76 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:52 AM

    I wouldn’t want him cleaning my office either…but that’s not the job description here.

  29. sned560 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:58 AM

    think about it which team has no star wr and a coach who thinks he can fix anybody, Jeff Fisher and the rams seem to fit both criteria

  30. jigwig13 says: Mar 31, 2014 11:59 AM

    Niners fan and it would truly make me sick if it was the Seahawks..I would say the cowboys or the lions as two teams that may creep in

  31. loviesboysinthetampa2 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:00 PM

    He’s all about that money! And that’s the bottom line! So whoever cuts the biggest check gets the girl.

  32. uberMensch() says: Mar 31, 2014 12:06 PM

    Who has the most cap space??? That might be a good place to start…

  33. patriotsfan99 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:10 PM

    Patriots

  34. starchybunker says: Mar 31, 2014 12:10 PM

    “(Let’s just toss the Browns in there, they’re always good for a splash.)”

    Browns? Splash?
    I see what you did there…

  35. buddysguys says: Mar 31, 2014 12:12 PM

    @grimreaper12

    Desean is taking a pay cut to play with Tom Brady.
    Good man. A noble thing to do.
    #GOPATS

    ——————————————

    But i thought Tom Brady took the pay cut to get the weapons? Now the weapons have to take a pay cut too???

    #patriotway

  36. Go-Hawks! says: Mar 31, 2014 12:14 PM

    Seattle doesn’t want or need DeSean.

    Go Hawks!

  37. jbell33139 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:14 PM

    Hmmm. Ed Werder reporting? That can only mean DALLAS.

    Huge mistake by the Eagles, and I hope Dallas gets him just so they can get burned twice a year.

    I’m a huge D-Jax fan and a HUGE Eagles fan, but this just fkn stinks.

  38. patriotinvasion says: Mar 31, 2014 12:14 PM

    If he does sign with New England, to go along with Revis, Browner and company, 19-0 may be back in play.

  39. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 31, 2014 12:21 PM

    Please don’t be Seattle. Harvin is already making too much and we have too many stars due big paydays, and I love the team chemistry there. This guy isn’t worth the headache. Let frisco or someone else deal with the drama. Green Bay would be a good fit for him, imo.

  40. oreo51 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:31 PM

    He would be an upgrade over Golden Tate but I cannot stomach his baggage. Pete Carroll better be sure he stays free of the gangs. There is a zero tolerance for that in Seattle.

  41. trollaikman8 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:40 PM

    Chargers and Patriots.

  42. bunjy96 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:43 PM

    bouchez9393 says: Mar 31, 2014 10:58 AM

    The mystery team is Tampa! It will be the Jackson and Jackson show this year!

    If you know anything about Lovie, you know it won’t happen-too much baggage. They already have their hands full with Williams

  43. largent80 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:44 PM

    “two mystery teams” is code for “I only have one team but I need a second team in order to instigate a bidding war”. Agent Playbook 101.

  44. andrewluck12 says: Mar 31, 2014 12:46 PM

    If I’ve learned anything this offseason is that whatever Denver wants, Denver gets. Lol imagine THAT offense

  45. seahawkshurtpeople says: Mar 31, 2014 12:58 PM

    Rumor out of Dallas is that Jerry Jones is willing to do ANYTHING to keep DeSean from signing with the Deadskins and RGKnee.

    I secretly hope that Pete Carroll is gonna get the World Champion Seahawks involved. pete knows how to handle bangers from his days at USC. Get ‘er done!

  46. snoqualmkanem says: Mar 31, 2014 12:59 PM

    As a Seahawk fan, I would be surprised greatly if Seattle were involved in any way.

    They don’t have or are not willing to commit that type of money to a second WR.

    Seattle is a run first team.

  47. giantsninerswarriors says: Mar 31, 2014 1:02 PM

    According to Ed Werder of ESPN, ”I have completely fabricated that there are two teams not identified publicly as having interest in DeSean Jackson are in deep negotiations.”

  48. realdealsteel says: Mar 31, 2014 1:13 PM

    You can bet one of the is the Patriots. And if I had to guess the other team, It would be the Lions.

  49. axespray says: Mar 31, 2014 1:33 PM

    Lions with Calvin, Golden and Desean….

    And Stafford will still turn it over at least 3 times a game.

  50. h2ftw says: Mar 31, 2014 1:36 PM

    Don’t overlook the “Cal connection” in Tampa.

    New Bucs OC-Jeff Tedford was DeSean Jackson’s head coach at the University of California.

    I know it may be a reach, but it’s still a possibility.

    Not sure if they could afford D-Jax AND V-Jax (Vincent Jackson), but I’m just simply “connecting the dots” here.

    I’ll probably be wrong, but I do find the possibility intriguing…

    : )

  51. surfinbird1 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:51 PM

    Not the Patriots. Kraft won’t take that chance. He is the one that shot down the chance of any Kenny Britt deal.

  52. qdog112 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:51 PM

    All football knowledgeable people know that whoever signs DeSean, will tip the scales in their division.

    You can talk all you want to, but one thing you don’t hear is any DBs talking trash about him. I’m afraid Chip has been reading his own press clippings and believes the hype.

    Expect Philly’s offense to take a major step backwards, even with Sproles.

  53. Smash-Mouth.com says: Mar 31, 2014 2:50 PM

    I doubt it’s the Patriots. Kraft is very image-conscious and the rumors regarding Jackson and gang affiliations (regardless if true or not) are probably enough for him to negate any such deal. The last thing he wants is another Hernandez-like scandal.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if its Dallas. I’m pretty sure they’re still very cap-strapped, but they have a very savvy GM (said tongue-in-cheek) that would probably find a way to make it work.

    Just seems like the type of move he’d try and pull off, especially considering its a division foe.

  54. bigblackanvil says: Mar 31, 2014 9:23 PM

    Done deal #HTTR

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