Report: “Unclear” if Redskins will meet DeSean Jackson’s price

AP

The Redskins get the first crack at talking to wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Monday and there’s wide agreement that the team would love to add Jackson to their offense.

What’s less clear is whether or not they’ll be willing to put up enough money to keep Jackson from exploring other options for the 2014 season. Mark Maske and Mike Jones of the Washington Post report that two sources with knowledge of the Redskins’ thinking say that the team is “all in” on their pursuit of Jackson, although that comes with a hedge that it is “unclear” if the team will meet Jackson’s contract demands.

A third source tells the reporters that the team will only wind up with Jackson “if he’ll come on the cheap,” however, which suggests a different description than “all in” when it comes to their interest level.

The Raiders and Bills, who have also been linked to Jackson since his release in Philadelphia, each have more cap space than the Redskins at the moment. A report on Sunday indicated that the Bills aren’t interested in getting into a bidding war for Jackson’s services. The Raiders, meanwhile, were reportedly still doing background work on the wideout while determining how to proceed.

The results of Washington’s meeting with Jackson will likely impact those teams and any others that might be interested in Jackson’s services as the Redskins can make the wideout’s stay on the open market a short one.

76 responses to “Report: “Unclear” if Redskins will meet DeSean Jackson’s price

  1. It’s cute that Oakland or anyone in else in the league thinks they can offer better than playing for the greatest franchise in sports under the best QB in the game today in RGIII. Whatever the Redskins want, the Redskins get. Dan Snyder always prevails. #HTTR

  2. Pay him, Danny. You know you want to. Another April Super Bowl is within your reach.

  3. Don’t be the same old Redskins. You still have RG3 and Morris’s rookie contracts to deal with next year. Then there’s garcon, rak and kerrigan. Can’t keep all of those guys if you sign Jax.

  4. When we as the Skins nation say ALL IN– We mean it. If this is the case, Desean, welcome home…You can now beat up on your own team twice a year!

  5. Glad to see only the most upstanding franchises are ready to bring DeSean into the mix.

  6. Snyder needs to make this happen. Would be huge for RG3, return game. They will get their bang for their buck with him.

  7. Wonder if he fully repaid drew r. From when he lived on his credit card for a year than fired him before he signed his extension with the eagles.

  8. One day a 10 million dollar man now he is not.

    With that baggage, attitude, and lack of being a true number 1 wr he will never see close to that money again. He will be lucky to get half of that!

  9. He’d be an instant upgrade to the offense, I just wonder what he’s willing to take (years and money). If he only wants a year or two at 4 -5 million, then I say get it done. I don’t know how likely that will be….we’ve done a better job in recent years of not overspending on the wrong guys but THIS will be the true test of what direction this franchise is going.

  10. it’s all smoke and mirrors. i predict wash doesn’t sign him. his contract demands will be the stated reason. but the real reason will be because the gang ties are real and the nfl put out a “do not sign” edict to get jackson out of league. wash is just hosting jackson to create the illusion there is interest.

  11. Jackson doesn’t strike me as a guy who would be willing to go anywhere “on the cheap.” Since the Bills and the Raiders both have more cap room, the chances that he signs with the ‘Skins are slim at best. Maybe a little better if he wants to stick it to the Eagles twice a year.

  12. Mark Maske and Mike Jones of the Washington Post report that two sources with knowledge of the Redskins’ thinking say that the team is “all in” on their pursuit of Jackson, although that comes with a hedge that it is “unclear” if the team will meet Jackson’s contract demands.

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    This is going to work out better than all the previous reports of teams that were going to sign him like the 49ers, Chiefs, etc, right? At least there’s a visit proving that a team is interested this time.

    If DJax stays in the NFC East it will make for interesting games between the Skins and Eagles. One thing I am certain of is that, while he should still be productive, he will never put the same numbers as last year again. Someone is going to overpay.

  13. Iow, we don’t know. It might rain tomorrow or it could be sunny. We just don’t know. Stocks could go up or they could go down. We just don’t know!

  14. In today’s salary cap climate, and with the Redskins’ 20 year history of fouling these things up…..

    It’s absolutely stupid to bring in a guy with his reputation (alleged gang ties and dubious robbery story), history (of pouting and being a diva) and work ethic (or reported lack thereof)….Don’t pay this guy multiple millions a year when you can draft a fast kid and pay him half a million a year for the next 4 years, and maybe not have the headaches that come with DeSean Jackson. I vote NO

  15. 3 stellar teams looking at Djax? How come none of the playoff teams are looking at him?

    It says alot that these 3 teams also have no interest: No Chiefs (Andy Reid was his head coach); No Jets (Marty M was his OC and Vick was his QB); No Colts (Ryan Grigson was in the front office with Eagles when they drafted him).

  16. As a Redskins fan I hope we dont sign him. I dont think he plays at an elite level for more than 2, maybe 3 years tops. He is going to want a 6 year 100M+ contract, will end up hurting the team for the next 5 years cap wise.

  17. What a fiasco it would be if he goes to Washington; between his alleged gang ties and Congress all over the Redskins to change their name, this will be fun to watch.

  18. The reasons for Jackson’s release goes much deeper than anyone is letting on. Why is it there are only 3 teams, bad teams at that, interested in a WR who is arguably a top 15 receiver, teams like NE who are in dire need of a WR aren’t even sniffing around? Something smells in Denmark and it ain’t the fish….

  19. DeSean Jackson better think twice if he thinks Reggie with open the bank vault doors. Especially with all the off field baggage.

  20. If the skins sign him it would be a sure sign that his days as a contributor have come to an end. DC is a career killing stop.

  21. So the team that had him under contract knew him best — saw him at work each day and saw what he did off hours when they looked or were told — did not even try to renegotiate his contract down before cutting him and you think there is no problem there. Pfft, please.

  22. Career killing stop? Ask DHall, Barry Cofield, London Fletcher, Chris Chester, Pierre Garcon’, & Santana Moss that rubbish. Desean Jackson with RG3 will average 18 or more yards per catch as a Redskins WR. Trust.

  23. Salary cap is gonna keep going up, might as well … Sidenote – All players from the inner city should be banned, they all knew drug dealers smh … Thats the idea they pushing on the low. . WHY ELSE COMPARE HIM TO HERNANDEZ .. ?

  24. @restorativejusticeprogram. And how’d your rationale work for Peyton Manning, Darrelle Revis, & DeMarcus Ware? Pfft puhlease. Gang ties? That’s the best they could do? Smear campaign. Yet Vikes owner Ziggy Wolf was busted for organized crime connections & still owns a team in the NFL. Smh.

  25. I hope they do not sign this punk. He was a punk in Philly and he will always be a punk no matter where he goes. To be fair until they prove gang ties etc hes done nothing illegal really. He just a punk.
    Fred Davis has a way worse history than the punk.
    Save the money for some of our players that will be needing contracts in the future and just draft a wr.

  26. @flmike. Sir who in early April has 10 million to give an elite WR this late during the 4th wave of Free Agency? Get real. If DJax hit Free Agency at the beginning he would have been courted before Emmanuel Sanders, Eric Decker, & whoever else you can name. Dude you sound like Philly press justifying a dumb move. Afterall this is the same franchise that didn’t pay Reggie White, cut Randall Cunningham, cut Brian Dawkins, &traded McNabb

  27. Lets get this all straight.
    They didn’t cut him over gang ties.

    They cut him because;
    1) heart / he routinely gives up on his team when he’s unhappy about his $$$.. which is every year.

    2) He’s not a #1 WR, $10 million a year on a one trick poney isn’t good business

    3) Leadership. he has none. shows his emotions on the field and doesn’t support his players.

    4) work ethic. you will never see his name on the offseason bonuses for a team’s strength and conditioning program.

    The fact that DeSean publicly supported and represented a know criminal organization was not something that sat well with Chip. No one has said anything about him being in a gang.
    It is more than evident that DeSean Jackson did not support the culture Chip Kelley is trying to instill within this locker room.

    I just wish we got some sort of value for him.

  28. Based on the rumors DJax has spent his money and that’s why he was already asking for more money yet again, I’m guessing he will go to the team that gives him the most money on day 1, not necessarily the biggest and best contract. Only concern there is will be play hard every snap or just when he’s broke again. Love the idea of his abilities with the Skins, don’t like the red flags.

  29. “It’s cute that Oakland or anyone in else in the league thinks they can offer better than playing for the greatest franchise in sports under the best QB in the game today in RGIII. Whatever the Redskins want, the Redskins get. Dan Snyder always prevails. #HTTR”

    Except when it comes to winning Super Bowls!

  30. rg3sus says:
    Mar 31, 2014 9:54 AM
    Based on the rumors DJax has spent his money and that’s why he was already asking for more money yet again, I’m guessing he will go to the team that gives him the most money on day 1, not necessarily the biggest and best contract. Only concern there is will be play hard every snap or just when he’s broke again. Love the idea of his abilities with the Skins, don’t like the red flags.

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    That makes a ton of sense. From the start football has just been a means to fund his own Rap label. He was living beyond his means on his first contract which is why his agent was fronting him cash before his second contract.

  31. At this point Jackson needs to seriously repair his image. Right or wrong the accusations against him sound alot like a witchhunt. Whether it is or not if Jackson and his agent are smart they should stay away from any team where he will be the story. The redskins, raiders, bills have shown no ability to control the monster that is the media.He should look to sign a short term deal with an established team that historically controls the media hype machine. So who is the best fit for Jackson? I see only a couple teams can handle the hype;
    New england, NY Giants, and maybe Pittsburgh and Houston.

  32. Redskins: were once prominent nfl players watch their careers disappear! As an eagles fan I would love to see them get him. Every player we dump there turns to garbage. Trotter, McNabb, Next!! Franchise will forever be a clown show with Snyder.

  33. koolrepetoire says:
    Mar 31, 2014 9:43 AM
    @flmike. Sir who in early April has 10 million to give an elite WR this late during the 4th wave of Free Agency? Get real. If DJax hit Free Agency at the beginning he would have been courted before Emmanuel Sanders, Eric Decker, & whoever else you can name. Dude you sound like Philly press justifying a dumb move. Afterall this is the same franchise that didn’t pay Reggie White, cut Randall Cunningham, cut Brian Dawkins, &traded McNabb

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    Honestly, I would rather have E. Sanders or Decker over DJax but that’s just me. I’m not saying DJax doesn’t have talent but he tanked an entire season (which he admitted) because he was broke and the Eagles wouldn’t pony up because of his money mismangement.

    Reggie White – They would’ve paid him but god told him to play for the Packers (that was Reggie’s stated reason).

    Cunningham – Cunningham was out of the league (i think cutting ceramic tiles) before the Vikings picked him off of the scrap heap.

    McNabb was %100 the right move and at Dawkins age it was the high percentage move to make even though unpopular. It was great to see Dawkins play for another 2 years before falling off the cliff ability wise but i don’t fault the ownership for not giving him the big money he wanted.

    Every team has players they’ve cut and traded.

  34. The GM Allen wants no part of Jackson but desperate little meddler Danny Boy Snyder does. Tells you all you need to know about the most dysfunctional pro sports team in the world.

  35. jackburton77 says: Mar 31, 2014 8:17 AM

    Don’t be the same old Redskins. You still have RG3 and Morris’s rookie contracts to deal with next year. Then there’s garcon, rak and kerrigan. Can’t keep all of those guys if you sign Jax.
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    Griffin and Morris’ contracts only open up for an option next year, so Kerrigan and Orakpo are the big deals going into 2015, and the reason the Redskins have kept their spending on a tight leash this year. More important is Trent Williams contract the following year. Signing DeSean Jackson would just be throwing a big, overrated wrench in the works. Attitude and work ethic are worth just as much, if not more than playmaking and home-run hitting ability.

    More important that is being able to keep a team together and re-sign your own free agents as you build through the draft. Bringing Jackson in would be a big step backward into the old Snyder age. And those of you talking about the Redskins “winning the offseason championship again” are clearly stuck in the last decade. The last Snyder free-agent frenzy/disaster was Albert Haynesworth in 2009.

  36. HTTR what a joke how about making the playoffs or having an over 500 record more than once every decade what joke of a franchise

  37. If he was such a great value, relative to the baggage he brings with him, the Eagles would never have cut him with no compensation. It will take a fool to sign him, which makes the Skins his probable landing spot.

  38. You people are overreacting! It’s football. If it doesnt work out, you cut him next year and move on. The same football team is not together for 10 years despite what you may think. Only the QB and a few other pieces are mainstays. Teams change 15 – 20 players each year. Next year it will be some other guy and not DeSean Jackson that folks are talking about. Signing / cutting football players is no big deal really. Relax folks!

  39. Let me get this straight –

    He was an awesome player while with the Eagles.
    If he goes to the Skins, he’s now a limited skills/one-trick player?

    Unbelievable! Don’t let your hatred for the team cloud his abilities.

  40. Go back home to Oakland…D-Jax, James Jones, and Watkins to go along with D-Mac and Mojo…Looks a lot better than 2013 and an upgraded O and D-Line…Sign D-Jax!!

  41. I think it may be awhile before he signs with a team. Every team interested probably looks at it the same way: he is talented but there are red flags, so if he comes at a good price it might work but otherwise maybe we should spend elsewhere. The new CBA has changed the game somewhat. There is less money going to rookies so there should be more money for veterans, but it seems like the $ goes to a few key players on your team and then the roster is filled out with cheap talent from the draft on their first contract and a few sensible free agent deals. Lord help you if a 3rd round pick can do your job because you will be expendable.

  42. Washington is looking for a playmaker to add to the reciever corp and get double coverage off of Garcon. Oakland has the money to throw at him to try and buy extra wins this season. But will throwing money at a deep ball reciever push you over the top? Ask Miami about going out to grab a 9 route guy when your offensive line doesn’t work.

  43. @ eagleswin, Decker or Sanders over DJax. Um ok, it’s called denial. People in denial justify bad decisions. He earned his $10 million sir. Wasn’t he a 3rd round pick or so? And wth is a #1 WR? He was the Eagles #1 WR clearly. @ birdbrainsnj, the point is, even in the Eagles greatest years it was never good enough. That franchise will never be shown on America’s Game. Meanwhile I’ve enjoyed watching 3 different Redskins teams on America’s Game. @myeaglescantwin, you know denial really sucks doesn’t it? Kinda depressing when you think about of all Philly’s greatest sports heroes a fictional movie character named “Rocky Balboa” is who gets a statute. BTW Eagles disgruntled fans…. um Jeffrey Lurie has also wasted alot of money on Free Agents too. Denial won’t let you see it though. The Eagles greatest HC was fired, their greatest QB’s were cut or traded, the greatest DE ever said “God” told him to leave the city of “brotherly love” to go to Wisconsin as a brother to get a ring, their greatest safety was released, they also cut a Hall of Fame WR in Cris Carter. The Eagles are the bridesmaids of the NFC East. Yaw have no room to ever badmouth the Redskins organization.

  44. myeaglescantwin says:
    Mar 31, 2014 8:34 AM
    Glad to see only the most upstanding franchises are ready to bring DeSean into the mix.
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    You mean like Moss to the Patriots? Vick to the Eagles? Pac Man Jones to the Cowboys?

  45. If my team signs him, then it’s a brilliant move….if your team signs him, it’s the worst decision in the history of professional sports.

    late…

  46. prosportswashington says:
    Mar 31, 2014 8:52 AM
    Cant help but think that getting burned in the past will make the Redskins hesitant to put up the kind of $ that Djax wants

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    …because Dan Snyder has a history of learning from past blunders when it comes to his football team.

  47. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 31, 2014 8:06 AM

    It’s cute that Oakland or anyone in else in the league thinks they can offer better than playing for the greatest franchise in sports under the best QB in the game today in RGIII. Whatever the Redskins want, the Redskins get. Dan Snyder always prevails. #HTTR
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    I think it’s cute that the Redskins wanted to go 3 and 13 last year.

  48. It don’t believe it would be a good move for the skins to sign him and for a few reasons including those already stated by some (salary considerations for under-contract players for next year) here. But with that being said, I fully expect the skins to sign him with whatever they can offer and give him. This is the Snyder run skins, any other move would be civilized.

  49. Baltimore Sun report, DJax turns down Redskins $64.2 million 5 year deal. Reason, “.. I can’t wear #10”..

    jk

  50. When will Dan Snyder ever learn? Jeremiah trotter, Adam archuleta, haynesworth, deion, stubblefield, Jeff George, Bruce Smith, randle el & Donovan. For some reason the skins track record via FA is terrible. Don’t do it Dan. History is not on your side.

  51. Ay yaw, look at how quickly Eagles fans turn on their favorite players. Just look. That’s the organization in a nutshell. All good when you play for them & win the division, put up great numbers & win but when it’s time to be shown the money you earned they smear your name, your work ethic, & reputation.

  52. The reasons the eagles cut him have already been well documented through various stories on this site. 1) Kelly doesn’t appreciate his lack of team cohesion, late to meetings, sets bad example. 2) They had a few teams interested in trading for him but he wasn’t going to renegotiate his 10mil contract so teams passed. So he gets a chance to redeem himself like so many others before him and it may or may not work out.

  53. myeaglescantwin says: They cut him because;
    1) heart / he routinely gives up on his team when he’s unhappy about his $$$.. which is every year.

    2) He’s not a #1 WR, $10 million a year on a one trick poney isn’t good business

    3) Leadership. he has none. shows his emotions on the field and doesn’t support his players.

    I say in rebuttal: 1.) If 83 receptions while targeted 125x or so as a 1 trick pony leads to 1,300 yards & 9 TD’s @ 5’10 165lbs. means you have no heart something is very wrong with your logic of cardiac fortitude. 2.) What is a #1 WR? Megatrons don’t come out every year in the draft sir. A 5’10 165lb WR earned his money in a contract year & got released. 3.) So does Dez Bryant, your point? That’s why you have vets in your locker room. McNabb was a leader & dealt with him. Santana Moss & Ike Hilliard got that bro, don’t trip.

  54. @badmoonrison. A Falcons fan or Eagles fan should never talk about history not being on someone’s side. For ever bad Free Agent signing Snyder did I can name you several that worked. Ready? Brunell, Moss, Brad Johnson, London Fletcher, Barry Cofield, Shawn Springs, Andre Carter, Chris Chester, DeAngelo Hall, etc.

  55. What kind of “Background Work” could the Raiders possibly be doing that they wouldn’t already have access to? They have to hold the book on this kid, given their proximity to his home town.

  56. So the hate for the Skins is this strong if you’re gonna bring up FA bust realize all were on the downside except Haynesworth and Archleta. Now if DJack were a FA this year he’d have been the #1 reciever and top 3 overall out there . So why wouldn’t we try to strengthen our team at the expense of a division rival I wouldn’t want y’all making decisions for me. He’s good in his prime philly gave him a stupid deal that they wanted out of that’s all here folks. He’s not a gang member but he is a WR diva like 85% of the other recievers. HTTR

  57. Washington is hella stupid. They have Garcon so they dont have a need at WR. They have needs on Defense especially because they lost all their picks to acquire RG3.
    Snider is stupid enough to break the bank on Jackson and have the worst D in the NFL-IDIOT

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