Report: Three Teams Have Called About DeSean

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings

[Updated Friday, 8:41 a.m.]

Whether or not the Eagles are actively shopping DeSean Jackson right now is irrelevant.




The bottom line is his name has been tossed around in league circles, and the team has remained silent. That means interested parties are at least going to call to see what the deal is.

And according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, there is "lots of interest" in Jackson's services.

Three teams mentioned specifically: the Jets, Raiders and Panthers.

The Jets signed Eric Decker, but could still use an upgrade at the wide receiver position. And Jackson's former offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is running the show there. New York could also land Michael Vick, although that situation remains fluid.

The Jets currently have over $26 million in cap space, third-most in the league. They have eight picks in May's draft, including four selections in the first three rounds.

The Raiders have $25.59 million in cap space, fourth-most. They have seven draft picks, including three in the first three rounds.

And finally, the Panthers only have $5.7 million in cap space, but Carolina is in desperate need of wide receiver help. The Panthers have six draft picks (three in the first three rounds).

Of course, it's always important to consider the potential source of reports like the one mentioned. Are the Eagles trying to unload Jackson and build up a market? Or are teams really lining up for his services all of a sudden? Good point here by Les Bowen:

And it's worth noting that shortly after the report surfaced, the Panthers seemed to indicate they're not a serious suitor:

 

 

Maybe in the end the Eagles will hold on to Jackson. But it seems pretty clear at this point that they don't mind answering the phone and hearing what teams are willing to offer. And the idea that they're actively shopping him is only picking up steam.

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  • Nailed it!

    Oh boy, and the circus continues… Vick and Desean could we be seeing a reunion… I doubt it,

  • Justin

    Only if they give us their first two picks.

  • oreofestar

    If the Jets wanna cough up their 18 a 3 and both their 4s sure… no but really I just want Kelly or someone in the Eagles organization to say something to shut the media up about Desean but it is unlikely

    • peteike

      what if it was just swap to 18 and 3rd, not enough? At least have to get one of those 4s Id think to consider it.

      • oreofestar

        Personally I wouldn’t do it

  • botto

    he deserves to play with Vick since he loves him so much.
    i could see both of those clowns in oakland together too.
    trade him as long as we can get odell

    • oreofestar

      We can get Odell without trading him

      • GEAGLE

        Some think steelers want ODB at 15

        • Javi Echie

          If the steelers don’t take an offensive lineman or cornerback they are idiots

          • GEAGLE

            If they don’t replace crotchety and Emmanuel They r dumb lol

          • Javi Echie

            lol that is true to damn its crazy how many holes they have and seem to always ignore the offensive line

          • oreofestar

            Chances are they will see who left lets say they end up choosing between Dennard, Benjamin, Lee, ODB and Martin at that pick

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t sleep on Mosley or haha for them either

          • oreofestar

            I doubt they go safety in the first IMO after giving Mitchell that deal and extending Troy, Mosley…..meh I don’t see it

          • GEAGLE

            Troy was only signed because the owner wants him to retire a steelers and not do the disgraceful shit we did to Dawkins. Larry foote is gone and they never been so weak at LB..don’t sleep on Mosley going 10-15…hope so, I don’t want him so let him push someone I do want closer to us

          • oreofestar

            Geagle give me a list of players regardless of how realistic so you can say Mack that you would feel comfortable picking at 22

          • GEAGLE

            The players I want are all reaches at 22….a lot of corners and safeties I don’t want around 22-30. Don’t want dee ford because cole has to go next year and dee won’t be ready to play the run…if I can’t reach for round two guys then I guess one of the DTs, Hageman would be no brainer if he wast 24years old already.

            I can easily give you 10 2nd,3rd and 4th rounders who I want and are realistic. I struggle with 22. If ODB isn’t there I dunno wtf to do. KB I guess but suspect someone might take him ahead of Evans. I don’t want lee. Think Cook is going to jets, Marty is said to be crazy about him. I guess the Donald from Pitt as interior pass rusher in nickle since it don’t look like we will get carrington, if Donald falls. There is really know one I want. I want to go wild in round 2 and 3 lol

          • GEAGLE

            Yup! OL, NT, Larry foote left so ILB, DBs, OLB depth….they have issues lol

        • oreofestar

          That would just push another WR like Benjamin or Lee down

      • Javi Echie

        you right about that brotha but if we do trade him we can grab allen robinson or Jordan Mathews along with odell.

        • oreofestar

          I would rather have Desean and one of them then both of them

          • Javi Echie

            Really? I could see your logic to that. Don’t get me wrong I love djax but at his price tag why not get two young stud receivers and boom the present and future is bright.

          • oreofestar

            the price tag thing is lame, he is not overpaid to begin with and if you trade him you only save like 6mil because you have to deal with 6mil in dead money so why shop him over 6mil

          • Brandon Boykin, LOL

            Please keep telling people that the salary isn’t an issue. He’s a top 10 receiver making top 20 receiver money. That’s a bargain.

          • oreofestar

            I am not sure I would say he is a BARGAIN but he sure as hell is not overpaid especially not to the point of getting rid of him because of his contract, this is not Mike Wallace we are talking about

          • GEAGLE

            Calvin makes 5mil
            Andre makes 6.5
            Desean 10

          • oreofestar

            To be fair that is only base salary and Calvin makes like 7mil more a season and Andre makes like 5mil more a season

          • The Rick

            Calvin got 33.5 million guaranteed and cashed in on a 20 million dollar roster bonus last season.

          • oreofestar

            Calvin got almost 50mil guaranteed and is making a disgusting 16.2mil a season

        • GEAGLE

          Donte Moncreif..,best WR that will come out of this draft if chip gets him. Picture anquan boldin, only bigger, faster, taller more explosive…cossel prefers the josh Gordon/dammaryius comparison. He will on the board when we pick in round two, possibly even round 3. Take him over Sammy Watkins all day!!

          • Tom w

            Hope he learns to start catching the ball w his hands

          • GEAGLE

            Worry about limitations that can’t be corrected…doubt he has many of those

            You watch wake Forrest’s NT Whitlock or Iowa LB Kirksey yet? Get back to me when u do. Iowa kid needs to be an eagle

      • botto

        can we? i think odell goes before 22 maybe

        • oreofestar

          If Odell goes earlier it means he is pushing other players down, Maybe he pushes a Pryor or Mosley some one else down plus he would push Lee or Benjamin down if he is drafted that high and Lee and Benjamin are possibilities down at 22

  • GEAGLE

    Wouldn’t be surprised if eagles are giving his agent permission to negotiate with teams already. Deseans contract don’t matter, the team that trades for him will negotiate a new contract before hand…

    • oreofestar

      But if Desean truly wants to be here would he even go about negotiating with other teams

      • Nailed it!

        I still think this whole situation is completely over blown.

        • oreofestar

          I agree

        • peteike

          I dont think so anymore. If they are listening to offers, which is always the thing to do, it does say something. I could also see djax taking it personally when these guys put in hard work for a city, they feel slighted. Then afterwards they always give the obvious “its a business” mantra

          • oreofestar

            If a team calls for a trade for Shady the Eagles will listen, you listen to offers for every player

          • GEAGLE

            I think a deal has already been reached…and nothing that the media has said has led me to that conclusion

    • GEAGLE

      Will he turn down more money to try and coxk block a trade? Don’t sound like Desean to me lol

      • oreofestar

        It does not but would a team trade a premium pick AND give Desean a bigger deal, to be honest if a team is negotiating a deal with Desean it would likely be one with less money then he makes now or they would just leave the deal as is

        • Jerry Pomroy

          He could renegotiate a deal that pays him less, but guarantees more in the form of a signing bonus.

  • MediaMike

    The Jets can give us Wilkerson, Richardson, and two number 1s if they want Jackson. I’m not moving him for less.

    • oreofestar

      and both their 4s and Dee

      • MediaMike

        I’m also open to trading Jackson to Seattle for two 1s, Thomas, and Sherman.

        • oreofestar

          Nah that is steep, how about Thomas, Sherman, a 1 and next years 2

          • MediaMike

            Sold. Or to Arizona for two #1s, Patrick Peterson, and Larry Fitzgerald.

          • Nailed it!

            I am thinking to Chicago, Alshon and Brandon straight up for Desean

          • MediaMike

            Not enough. I’d rather have Alshon, two #1s, and the rights to Ditka.

          • oreofestar

            Better yet maybe to the Saints for a bonusless Byrd, Jimmy Graham, Jordan and a 1

          • oreofestar

            We will even throw in Byrce Brown

          • RIP illa

            I was enjoying this…but now you done gone too damn far!!! :-)

          • G_WallyHunter

            Kuechly and Star for him?

          • oreofestar

            and a 1

          • MediaMike

            Throw in the rights to any beer from Ashville and you’ve got a deal.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Alright alright, Calvin Johnson straight up

          • oreofestar

            and Suh but we will throw in Graham and next year’s 7

          • MediaMike

            Nope, I need Calvin Johnson, the Robo Cop statue, and a Mumford Phys Ed T-shirt.

          • oreofestar

            and a 1 :P

          • LateBird

            Highland Gaelic, Pisgah Pale, or what?

          • MediaMike

            all

          • Andy124

            Let’s just work out a 31 team deal and trade him for the entire first round.

          • oreofestar

            and another 1

          • MediaMike

            Sam Hinke can make that happen if you want every pick in the 2nd round.

          • Andy124

            NBA version of having dibs on all the UDFAs.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Now that would be special. How about we just hand out sealed envelopes with #s 1-32 inside. Each GM can then switch sealed envelopes with a participating GM only twice. Then open and see who gets what? The GM that gets #32 gets DJax and has to fork over his envelope to Howie.

            Or have each GM participate in a televised game of Simon says at radio city with the commish calling the shots. Whoever wins gets DJax and must give up either their 1st or 2nd & 4th. All parties must participate.

          • oreofestar

            Alshon, Kyle Long, and 2 1s for Desean

          • oreofestar

            No…give me Pete, Campell, and 2 1s and 2 3s

  • Nailed it!

    Over this Desean stuff, tell me if he gets traded that is all that matters now speculation could go anywhere. Btw, Flyers are about to start and they have my full attention. Playing unreal since the end of December! CHOO CHOO

    • MediaMike

      St. Joe’s is on as well……….and I’m missing it. Whoops

      • Nailed it!

        True, will be switching to St. Joe’s during commercials. Then Villanova later, could be an excellent Philly sports night!

  • GEAGLE

    I’ll take there 2nd,4th and swap 3rds or hang up phone

    • oreofestar

      I need a 1st plus more…

      • GEAGLE

        I like the round two and round 3 prospects more then guys going 18-30

        • oreofestar

          ok…. does not matter because until Bryce or Graham gets somebody to cough up something we will have 6 picks, Desean in an Eagles next year

    • MediaMike

      Unless we’re talking Hershel Walker level of trade, I’m not doing it.

  • botto

    we just need to ba able to land a deep threat like odell or someone to replace that field stretching.
    thinking back tho, Desean is pretty awesome really.

    • oreofestar

      Or we could keep Desean which you know wouldn’t hurt and then use a draft pick on a WR Beckham, Benjamin, Lee and dare I say Evans are round 1 possibilities and then Adams, Matthews, Robinson, Landry are round possibilities and in round 3 Bryant, Richardson(I do not like him really), Moncrief and hell maybe Landry makes it there, this class is good so why do you have to get rid of Desean to enjoy the fruits of this class

      • MediaMike

        And just when the guy you draft this year is ready for his big money new deal in 3 or 4 years…………DeSean’s contract is up.

        • oreofestar

          EXACTLY if one of these guys lets just say Benjamin, ends up being a monster he is a pro bowler and Alshon level then you can shop Desean because you have someone to take over, as it stands now if Desean is not here we do not have a WR that could take over and produce Deseans numbers

          • MediaMike

            I’d rather have Allen Robinson than Benjamin if we’re talking big guys.

          • oreofestar

            I like Benjamin and if we are talking about bigger guys in round 2 I like Mathews and I LOVE Adams

          • oreofestar

            Also Benjamin was just an example

      • botto

        no you are right we dont ahve to im saying if we do, we better be able to land a top deep threat. some one fast like jax

  • Will

    Round 1 Pick 26 (CLE): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 7 (CLE): Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 6 (CLE): Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (A)

    So sick of all the DeSean speculation at this point…

    • GEAGLE

      U are addicted. Told u to be careful with this game lol

      • Will

        Lmao…can’t break 5000 points but I’m trying…lol…

      • oreofestar

        I could try and get huge point numbers but I can’t take Trent Murphy over Smith even if I get lower scores

        • Jerry Pomroy

          That’s a no effing brainer in my eyes.

          • oreofestar

            what? Marcus over Trent

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yes

          • oreofestar

            tell that to first pick

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Screw the points, build a championship team.

    • MediaMike

      Benjamin has bad hands, isn’t an NFL route runner as of yet, and comes from a program with low character guys.
      I like the rest of the draft though.

      • Will

        I would put him on a Juggs machine night and day …

        • MediaMike

          I’m still not a fan. Gil Brant was worried he already runs with a bad crowd from where he grew up and could be prone to issues if he’s got first round money and free time.

          • Will

            Well we know the Eagles and bad character issues ain’t happening…

          • MediaMike

            And to be fair, only Gil Brant mentioned it. It isn’t rampant from all reporters. Plus I have a pathological hatred of all things Florida State.

          • oreofestar

            You better get over your FSU hate because Jones is my man

          • MediaMike

            I don’t really have beef with Jones because he has actual production and isn’t the subject of a hype campaign and/or a rapist like their massively overrated QB.

          • Rj

            So being accused of rape automatically makes one a rapist now? Oooooook. Not saying he isn’t. But u can’t say he is either.

          • MediaMike

            Plays for FSU or any other team I don’t like and plays a style of football I don’t like…………. guilty.

  • botto

    oh we should all take a moment to remember the punt return in new jersey while we are at it. so sick

  • Clamdigger

    Nice picture. I see the smear campaign is in full swing. ;)

  • MediaMike

    Whoever make the NCAA TV schedules can die. Why is St. Joe’s hitting half time the exact same time the Flyers game went to first period intermission?

    • oreofestar

      I am sorry but I want a billion dollars so St.Joes can die like please lose I am perfect through like 8

      • MediaMike

        Why would you pick UConn? That team is a wrecked hive of scum and villainy.

        • oreofestar

          I hate some teams I picked but too late now, it is all about the bracket right now and ST.Joes must die!

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Them losing is a little less harsh. I know you’re mad about Desean but don’t let it affect you too much.

          • oreofestar

            Why would I be mad about Desean? He’s staying

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            We hope….

          • oreofestar

            Looking back this is just like last year when we were trying to get rid of Foles

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            Nothing like it, since he wasn’t a known quantity at the time. Other than to Dutch, that is. Also wasn’t due 10mil.

          • oreofestar

            What I am saying it was media driven BS…that was never said by the Eagles

          • Jerry Pomroy

            My momma and your momma were talkin’ too much sh#t…
            My momma called your momma a wh@re raggin’ a$$ b!tch…

            Let’s see if you can figure out that one youngin…lol.

  • oreofestar

    We have had a solid offseason so far I ask just one thing, “PLEASE do not trade DJAX why fix what aint broke, he was great why do you HAVE to get rid of him and the only way the media shuts up is if the Eagles personally shut them up which is what I am hoping for

    • GEAGLE

      Owners meeting is next week. Chip will shut it down…that doesn’t make it true tho

    • ia

      If he wants to be where the money is instead of the Eagles, let him go!
      I want DJ to be happy.

    • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

      He’s gone, dude. :)

  • Will

    Your score is: 4753 (Drafting Ability: B+, Player Quality A, Future Draft Picks: N/A)

    Your Picks:
    Round 2 Pick 2 (WASH): Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 28 (CAR): Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota (A)
    Round 3 Pick 2 (WASH): Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Yawin Smallwood, ILB, Connecticut (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 2 (WASH): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 2 (WASH): Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice (B)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Cairo Santos, K, Tulane (C-)

    This would be a nice haul on draft day….

    • MediaMike

      pass the dutchie…………….. because you were drafting against some crackhead GMs.

      • Will

        LMAO…give it a shot mediamike I warn you it’s addictive…http://first-pick.com/Default.aspx

        • MediaMike

          I’m all over that site. It is fun.

        • GEAGLE

          I’m like shocked. You guys didn’t know about this game. I feel bad a bunch of us know and no one told all U maniacs before

    • GEAGLE

      2)Marcus smith OLB
      2) devante Adams WR
      3) Moncreif WR
      4) Kirksey LB/OLB one of the best college lb in coverage I have ever seen
      4) Terrence Mitchell CB
      5) justin Ellis NT/DE
      6) doweling safety out of western Kentucky who I can see us liking. Reminds me of Wolff
      7) Biseko lokombo LB

      This is my dream draft but only graded 21st lol. If you play long enough you know how they grade most of players so I can get a really high score if I want, but it’s so unrealistic that it’s pointless

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      Imagine your grade had you not drafted a kicker.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Could you elaborate on how you managed to pickup your extra picks? Obviously you got into bed with CAR & WASH, but what were the trade parameters?

  • Chip Kelly

    The perfect mock draft for the Eagles this year:
    Round 1: Defense
    Round 2: Offense
    Round 3: Defense
    Round 4: Defense
    Round 5: Defense
    Round 5: Defense
    Round 7: Defense

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      But you’ll do something like:

      Round 1: Offense
      Round 2: Offense
      Round 3: Offense
      Round 4: Offense
      Round 5: Offense
      Round 7: Defense

      (Remember, we traded the second 5th for Sproles)

    • UKEagle99

      Nah, way off.

      Round 1: Offence
      Round 2: Offence
      Round 3: Offence
      Round 4: Offence
      Round 5: Offence
      Round 5: Offence
      Round 7: Offence

      All Ducks not drafted grab as UDFA along with ‘bama DL.

      Press conference…

      Les: Why did you go 100% offence, you really made my mock draft look bad?
      CK: Can we start with a positive question?
      Jeff Mc: So offence is a priority over special team?
      CK: Look… the best form of defence is a good offence. Ciao.

  • Philly_Jeff

    Chip’s ideal draft:
    O
    O
    O
    O
    O
    O
    O
    O

    • UKEagle99

      Looks like my ideal itinerary for a first date too.

  • oreofestar

    dang….overtime

  • ChampionCHIP Kelly

    If we trade with Oakland for their 2 round pick which is the fourth pick in the second round can we gel kelvin Benjamin?…. Cause if so I’ll take it

    • oreofestar

      1.Benjamin will not be there and 2.Even if he would still no

      • ChampionCHIP Kelly

        I think the money could be used better on defense and resigning players, plus I think he wants a big receiver on the outside

        • oreofestar

          What defensive players are worth getting rid of Desean for and we have already resigned everyone

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            Khalil Mack. Jadeveon Clowney.

          • oreofestar

            He said sing money on, implying free agent I assume plus remember we are not getting a top 5 pick for Jackson

    • cliff henny

      better get ton more than that.

      • RIP illa

        Dude these guys wanting us to either trade up or get an extra puck for Benjamin are killing me! Not every 6’5 WR is Megatron. KB would need to get a new set of hands before I’d even consider him being a 1st or early 2nd pick. It’s a shame or may workout for us, cuz I think Matthews is so much better and should be ranked higher than KB.

        • cliff henny

          I like the guy, but much more when thought he could sit as 4th for a year, let jax mac and coop do heavy lifting. no jax, need an odb, evans, lee-fuuuuuck I hate usc but got a feeling and I’ve been at this a long time my feelings are often right.

          • RIP illa

            Yeah I could see him drafting Lee and I too hate it. Reminds me too much of a rich man’s Shepard, but apperantly slower. I was never a big fan of Shepard.

          • cliff henny

            Lee can play. love odb but can see why Lee is solid#3. he’s polished route runner, great hands, f’n add him to jax/mac combo. just don’t like USC, and those jackass fans follow players.

          • RIP illa

            That’s why I said rich man’s. Well prolly should of said extremely rich man’s Shepard.

          • cliff henny

            like warren buffett banging bill gates bastard child rich.

  • cliff henny

    this sucks, I don’t understand it, think this ‘chip Kelly guy’ bs is getting way out of control. this is NFL, you win with talent. think chip’s going to learn in college most will support taking hard edge because he’s student athlete, but pro ball just being difficult isn’t enough to turn fans off a player. that said, glad there’s multiple interested teams, run the GD asking price up! turn Jax into a 1st/4th or 2n/3rdcombo, and maybe i’ll unpucker. doubtful, cause this is F’N stupid. 4.2 1400 and 10 doesn’t grow on trees in NFL

    • oreofestar

      NO I want Desean!!!

      • cliff henny

        so do I, but we aren’t the asshole’s in charge, Howie and Chip everyone has to sit around the fire singing kumbiya is

        • oreofestar

          NO NO NO keep my man please!!!

          • cliff henny

            like Lloyd Christmas told the choking hitman….this would be a lot easier if you laid back and accepted it

          • Jerry Pomroy

            LMAO!!

          • cliff henny

            pills are good, pills are good

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I think I’m the only one that got it.

          • James Skip Carl

            Jim Carrey was my favorite actor until he beat up the Eagles mascot.

          • cliff henny

            you cost me 25 grand, polly…bite me

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Awww, good one Carl. I was hoping to see how many people would respond trying to guess…lol.

            I love all slapstick, cheesy comedy. Will Ferrell is one of my favs.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Is it bad that I still crack up so much I lose my breath watching the turbolax scene?

          • Joe from Easton

            not at all…I can’t help but hysterically laugh EVERY TIME.

    • UKEagle99

      You are virtually guaranteed that you will not replace that level of production in the draft, no matter which round. If they are shopping him then what do we NOT know? (Sorry went a bit Geagle there).

      Anything less than a 1st, a swap of 1st with a crap team and their 2nd, or a quality playmaker will not do.

      The guy may be a prima donna but most good receivers are selfish so and so’s, nature of the beast.

      • cliff henny

        who cares if he’s alittle difficult. he’s a grown man, has aright to speak his mind. does like Bicknell, who cares, figure it out. we all work with people we don’t like. I like Kelly, a lot, but if I hear another Oregon duck fan come on here and discuss he’s not a chip Kelly guy, oh man, i’ll make dutch look rational

        • UKEagle99

          Cliff you are preaching to the converted. My comment was in his defence, believe it or not. If it turns out he was doing his best Darren Sharper impression with the CBs drinks before practice then yup, shop him.

          • cliff henny

            I know, was adding.

          • UKEagle99

            I agree with your comments but I just dont think he’s a CK guy. I’ve got to go now, Charles Fisher wants me to write a piece on the Ducks.

            Please make Dutch look rational now, you promised :)

          • UKEagle99

            Lol

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      I don’t even care anymore. I know many around here do, and I get that no one player is replacing his production, but I just don’t care anymore. I celebrate all Eagles first downs and touchdowns the same, regardless of player. Shit just needs to come to an end one way or another.

      • oreofestar

        It can come to an end by philly reporters shutting the hell up and Desean stays

        • LookinAtMyGucci

          Let’s say the Eagles trade him. Do you think it was because of the media and the media alone? Or do you think the FO has known and had a plan from the beginning of the offseason? It’d be nice if the media shut up, but Kempski wasn’t the only one who speculated that something would be fishy if they didn’t address his contract in what was supposed to be a contract year. People on here did and I was one of them, and got torn apart for it because people thought he was untouchable. Not saying I like it, but it was sketchy. But if you think this is all media driven only, I have a bridge to sell you.

          • oreofestar

            But as of right now they have no credibility, They are trading Desean, no they are just listening, but Chip called right, yeah he called oh wait no he did not but Desean did but Kelly is busy but he is not getting traded except 3 teams are interested, I mean they do not know what the hell they are saying anymore

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            So stop listening to it. If it’s all stemming from speculation and you’re getting nothing factual, stop listening. You’re going to give yourself a heart attack over Desean Jackson and guess who’s not helping you foot that bill…. Desean Jackson.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Well said. If you don’t like it, just read the headlines and not story.

          • Honest_T

            Credibility with who? As a GM it is your job to know the market value of each player and whether it is trending up or down.

            DJax had a good year and put forth some effort, but why wasn’t the effort there in the previous years? Will he continue working hard to improve without a string of 1 year deals, or will he do Just enough to not get cut and focus on his Rap career?

            I can’t answer those questions, but if the Eagles have questions about his continued effort and his value has peaked, why not move him for another piece. Otherwise we are the Phillies with a bunch of has-been underperforming their contracts. Chip never had great receivers at Oregon and I don’t see him spending $25 million on the position with the birds.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            How big is this bridge and can I charge tolls? I need the $$.

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            I didn’t issue revenue bonds to build it so I don’t believe it you can charge tolls. Could be wrong. That’s what lawyers are for. But it’s a pretty big bridge. Ladies are impressed by it.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’ll have my guy call your guy and set something up. Maybe we can work around it and get some tolls in place. I want to be different though & put the toll booths in the middle…lol.

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            I like it. Insurance might not, but I do. Let’s set it up…. I may have to request that you add in gates at each end as well. To avoid any bridge scandals, I want traffic jams built in.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Done deal! Gates? Hmm. We’ll need to install traffic cams so we can watch our work in action.

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            Of course!

    • Brent E. Sulecki

      way to inflate his numbers

  • Zack Scott

    Someone help me, this is killing me. I feel like even lease an McCoy is expendable at the right price. This is very sad to hear. I hope the fo knows what they are doing. Let go of Jackson and the offense becomes less dangerous for at least next season, a wide out drafted early or not.

    • cliff henny

      what do you want to know Zack…is it stupid?….it’s incredibly stupid. moving Jax for at best a 2nd and 3rd, sure Howie’s drafting better, but these guys aren’t walking into HOF 1stballot good. Howie’s better, he learned how to manage a cap from Banner, but i’m no where near Ozzie Newsome benefit of the doubt on every decision yet.

      • Zack Scott

        I am really waiting for next week when chip is obligated to talk to the press. I hope they drill him with questions regarding this bullshit. If chip let’s him go, my whole outlook on him will change. Unfortunately but that’s how I feel at this moment.

        • oreofestar

          He got away with messing with Mcclane when he asked about Desean but next week he will be pounded with Desean questions and he knows it

          • cliff henny

            yup, hand holding and beating on Les was all fun and games, ship a 27 yr old pro bowler out of town because he’s a little cracky…that horseshit…he’s the F’N goal. draft develop extend and have young pro bowl talent. goes against everything they’ve been preaching

          • Zack Scott

            The reporters are going to beat him up with questions. I just hope they can get a straight answer from him. Probably not though. Zack Berman will get him to spill something. I can see it now, media gets an answer like deasean is a great player and does wonders for our offense. Media translates that to, Jackson definitely gone. Smfh

          • cliff henny

            nawh, philly media isn’t enjoying the bashing they’re getting. these guys all have to eat too. Kelly going to see a different media next time he stands up there.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Just like they did for 14yrs with AR? Times yours…

          • cliff henny

            closest would be TO, reid got beat on good. TO helped by being clownish sideshow in his driveway. some guys are bs fluff piece writers, but there’s enough reporters that Kelly will need to straight answer.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Chip isn’t pulling the trigger though. If anything he may have given up the bullets for the gun.

          • cliff henny

            i’d have to say it was Kelly call. Howie doesn’t care, he’ll just make best 53 under Kelly’s direction

          • Jerry Pomroy

            But his call was the bullets. Howie has the gun, now loaded to try and hit a bullseye.

  • ia

    Chip doesn’t want him to go, but if he wants to go they’ll let him go.

  • K.

    If the Raiders are willing to part with their #5, why not?

    • oreofestar

      I doubt the Raiders are giving a top 5 pick for Desean

      • josephr2225

        Not anymore anyway. RIP Al Davis.

    • cliff henny

      because every #5 pick WR has become a 1400yd 10td player.

      • oreofestar

        If we were to get the 5th pick for Desean which we wo’t then my assumption is that we would use it to get Khalil Mack ad since we filled OLB they would say why not and trade up from 22 and get your boy Evans

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Mack isn’t a scheme fit though…

          • oreofestar

            why not? just askin’

          • Jerry Pomroy

            He’s not a natural pass rusher. His strength is run stuffing. He’s an excellent strong side LB, but using him on the weak side would be misusing him.

            I was half joking though.

          • oreofestar

            oh…

        • cliff henny

          theory it works. but why? I can drive a car with my feet, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea

          • oreofestar

            oh you know I want Desean here, I hope we do not trade him but I do not have to worry about a team giving a top 5 pick

          • cliff henny

            I can make hypothetical scenarios that make sense on paper…or I could just leave the damn team alone and add weapons! that’s what I meant by why…why find out. mack could suck…know who doesn’t suck, Jax!

          • oreofestar

            THANK YOU!!! I do not understand this whole thing about trying to see what you can get for him when I know I can get 80 catches and 1300 yards from him, do not destroy what works add to it

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Hey it worked for Fred Flintstone…

  • oreofestar

    NC State just cost me a billion dollars

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Seems like you and I need to become friends if you’ve got a billion to piss away…lol. I’m not greedy though. A cool mill and I’m good.

      • oreofestar

        Jeez…everything was going perfect Pitt, Harvard, UConn, Oregon, Dayton and then NC State ruined it and yeah if I get a 1mil consolation prize I’m cool

    • UKEagle99

      Zimbabwe dollars or… actual US dollars. I need to know…

      • oreofestar

        Zimbabwe…

        • UKEagle99

          Not the end of the world then, what’s a loaf of bread between friends?

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Ooh, I know this one!…Potential PB&J??

          • UKEagle99

            Lol, we may speak the same language but our cultures are miles apart. Peanut butter and jelly (it’s called jam!!) is just wrong diddley wrong wrong.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            C’mon my wife loves my humor. AND we buy jam…lol.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        He’s got stacks of monopoly money stashed under his mattress.

  • UKEagle99

    02:15 am here, I’m off to bed.

    Howie, I’m sleeping with one eye open, behave!

    • oreofestar

      G’Night

  • Jerry Pomroy

    You sound pretty pissed off there.

    • Zack Scott

      Your not? The off season was great until this garbage came underway.

      • oreofestar

        That I agree with, we were having a nice peaceful productive offseason before this crap if Kelly hopefully shuts this down next week we can be happy again and go back to draft preparation

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I’ve gone on with my thoughts. I don’t want them to trade him, but if they do, they better get value in return and be right. If they don’t, then I’ll be pissed. I stopped getting overly hung onto players when the Reggies & KJs left town. But I always leave my options open and my opinions in check until I see the whole plan unfold.

        • cliff henny

          not me, i’m a double hinged screen door with no latch in the middle of a hurricane…i’m swinging wildly from side to side

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Cliff, please. We’re talking football, not your sexual orientation!

            Sorry bud, I sometimes can’t help myself. Which is most times according to my wife.

          • cliff henny

            haha! if i was, south Carolina would NOT be the place to live

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Well you know, I figured with your 7yr soul search in LA…

            Whereabouts?…Let me guess, Charleston?

          • cliff henny

            myrtle beach

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Ahh, that’s right. I do remember you saying that the other day.

          • Neanderthal

            R U a golfer? Love that place

      • anon

        “great”? This whole offseason was mediocre until…

  • JofreyRice

    I can’t really take Les Bowen seriously. Yesterday he shits all over Jimmy Kempski and lampoons the “where there’s smoke there’s fire” line of thinking while reporting erroneous information that Chip has been in contact since the trade talk–information he heard second hand, through Ike Reese–and today he’s retracted all that and it’s “just so hard to figure out where reports come from”. How about this?: If you’re not sure, don’t say anything definitive. Do some digging, perform some deductive logic, and stand behind what you’ve written, rather than editing it 5 or 6 hours later. I’ve been critical of Kempski, but right now, it looks like he might have been on to something.

    If they trade Jackson, I’m posting “Dam Eagles R Retarted” on Facebook.

    • Dutch

      Has your life changed since game of thrones?

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I hate that little prick! I’d kill him myself if I could.

        • Clamdigger

          He’s actually a really polite, articulate guy. But it’s so hard not to want to stomp on his face.

          Edit: Jack Gleeson, not JofreyRice~

      • JofreyRice

        oh yeah, immensely.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          As long as you don’t go around torturing little dogs and cats, it’s all good.

          • JofreyRice

            Haha, no relation. I got my handle from the seventh seal.

    • Token

      I admit it… Im the source. I posted about the possible scenario of him getting traded just before the Kempski article. Sorry guys.

      But I hope this is resolved by the end of the owner meetings. I think hes gone, just get it over with. hearing about it everyday is really stale and can really do no good for anyone.

  • cliff henny

    I like it…guess my rantings helped.

  • James

    If they are even considering getting rid of Jackson it’s lunacy. Even if they did manage to draft someone in the draft, that would mean one less pick to use on the suspect defense that has glaring holes in it. Keep him and his production, for all the talk about his attitude problems he has never been in any trouble off the field and he continues to produce on the field.

    • anon

      Defense?? We talking about defense?

  • FMWarner

    “Let’s trade away a Pro Bowler who just had his best season for peanuts because we have a solid 50% chance of drafting a guy who might be as good as him in two or three years.”

    Sounds legit.

    • Bullwinkle

      50% is very optimistic; most highly rated college receivers turn out to be average or below in the NFL.

      • S V

        If you look at the last 15 3rd round selections the Eagles have made, there are only 3 players that you can say is of Desean’s caliber at their respective positions. So essentially, if you don’t get five 3rd round picks, you’re really not getting value for Desean.

        I usually hate pre-madonnas and even if I’m not the greatest Desean fan, trading him would be downright stupid. It would set us back. What team trades a great player that is in his prime and becomes a super bowl contender? It sets a franchise back.

      • Yes_General

        “turn out to be average or below in the NFL” sounds like the Eagles defense over the years. I support any move that will hopefully improve our Defense via the Draft. Losing Desean will not bring our offense to a halt.

  • oreofestar

    According to a source I can not name, I can confirm the Eagles are trading Desean and a 3rd for Alshon Jeffery

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Go eff yourself. I’m not trading that 3rd rd pick damnit!…lol.

      • oreofestar

        I’m sorry but that is what my sources say, my sources also say that Desean is not being traded but we are trading him for Alshon anyway

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Well my sources told me that we’re trading him for Dion Jordan & a box of crackerjacks. Apparently Chip is very fond of crackerjacks & gets excited looking for the prize in the box. Dion was just a toss in.

          • oreofestar

            I was told that the only way we get the cracker jacks is by way of a conditional 5th and the immediate rights to any player that gets over 1000 yards but the 5th can turn into next years 2 for the rights to beat up Jay Cutler according to sources

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Aww leave poor Jay Cutler out of it. He can’t help having a staunch gaze, he’s a diabetic.

          • oreofestar

            I am just citing my sources

  • CJ

    Well, since we keep having this mindless conversation, might as well have fun with it:
    Our first and Desean for their 1, 2, 3, and late 4. Basically they get to keep a first rounder, but we got first round value off the trade chart.

    Take 18 and trade back to mid/late 20s

    Round 1 Pick 25: ODB WR
    R2,17: KVN LB
    R2, 22: Deone Bucannon S
    R2, 25: Moncrief WR
    R3, 16: DaQuan Jones DT (Pick a DL)
    R3, 22: Christian Kirksey (LB)
    R4, 15: Christian Jones (LB) not sure why, just couldn’t pass it up. 3LB just kinda how it fell
    R4, 22: Pick a G, ended up with Chris Watt
    R5, 22: Lyerla TE
    R7, 22 Brett Smith QB

    • cliff henny

      now that’s a haul. d-jax or herschel walker 2 trade

      • oreofestar

        We lost Desean n that “haul”

    • anon

      GTFOH – desean for a 2,3,4 and perhaps a first upgrade? you know he’s barely fetching a 3rd right now, right? get off the draft game and get back to reality.

      • CJ

        He’s not going anywhere for a 3 coming off a career year and going to a team that’s desperate for offense. Idzik and Ryan struck out on Defensive upgrades and if they want to keep their jobs, they need to put up some points. Marty’s there. Vick will sign there by Monday, they have the big WR on the opposite side, and he’s everything they’re missing at WR. He may not be with a 1st round pick, but he has first round value, which is exactly reflected in what I threw together.

        Just because the rumors are a 3 doesn’t mean a thing. That could be coming from NE or the Jets to try to 1) check Jackson’s attitude, 2) see if they can piss him off enough through the media to get him to force a trade, and 3) reduce his value. Howie and Chip won’t take a 3 for Jackson,straight up, period.

  • jc
  • anon

    He’ll get players with middling talent. Even NE is finding out you have to pay to play — even in their as toilet paper division. Giants actually tried to get better this offseason. Year 2 will be interesting.

    • Zack Scott

      Indeed. First year I was like okay maybe were in to something. Then this garbage happens im I’m like wait a minute? U want to trade our second best offensive weapon? For what reason? For what in return? U gotta be kidding me! If he really wants to transform this offense a give it a makeover, its going to take a long ass time. And players don’t have forever. Shit three of out linemen are over 30!

  • Tom w

    Second best offense w ten of Andy’s guys. Trust me he doesn’t need djax to make this hum Risky … Not really.

  • Damien

    Percy Harvin got a 1st, 3rd, and a 4th. We should at least get a 1st. At worst I’d want a high 2014 2nd, 2014 4th, 2015 3rd.

  • John E. Zang

    If you can score Watkins in the draft this deal is waaaay worth it. I’m willing to bet that kid will be a hall of famer on the right team. Even if we draft Beckam it’s an upgrade. Desean isn’t worth his contract and once he loses half a step in speed his careers over.

    • aub32

      DeSean shows no indication of losing a step. He’s 27 not 31. Players who produce get paid, and what is the this thing about money. The FO just showed us they are not overpaying for FAs. So what’s wrong with paying our guys what they are worth?

      • John E. Zang

        That time will come sooner for Desean than most other receiver because he’s so dependent on his speed. That’s all he has and they know that. Get possibly a better replacement for him now or get nothing at all. Chip knows he’s one dominating receiver away from being unstoppable.

  • cloisterwater

    I just don’t understand Chip/Roseman’s lack of communication with Jackson. How hard is it to tell Jackson that these are just rumors and they have no intention of trading him. Then listen to offers and if you decided to trade him, trade him. If not then he won’t pout. Is there some code of honesty I’m unaware of?

  • Adrian

    why would you trade a pro bowler and a proven reciver for draft picks; because his cap penalty is high. To pick up college recivers that havent proven they could succed in the nfl, is dumb. Lets say they do become good what happens when they have to get paid. You trade them two because there cap penalty is high two or they wont get resigned. I would go with a proven reciver than risk the chance of getting a bust.

  • #7

    Man what a shame. The Eagles are serious about trading DeSean. Unbelievable

  • dennis

    i like the subtlety of the picture chosen for this story. the irony.

  • Neanderthal

    I love the way we have had 2 weeks of local and now national media creating a story out of nothing and now it has grown to where they believe their own creation. Just ask your self if it makes any sense at all to trade Jackson for a 3rd rounder? AND if you are asking for a 3rd now , it means you would be willing to take less.

  • Neanderthal

    I love how the media has created a story out of nothing and now believes its own creation. You just have to ask yourself if trading Jackson or a 3rd rounder makes any sense at all.

    • Adam G

      Sometimes you have to divorce yourself from what you prefer to the truth. I don’t know how many times you need to hear it that there is truth to it. The fact you believe that this was all made up by the Philly media and that’s why its still a story is preposterous. The Eagles haven’t commented yet, why?

  • stamtown

    what’s the over under on how many weeks until this horrible story dies?

  • eaglefansocal

    Being a realistic iggs fan a 2nd round or 3rd and 5th round pick this year would be a very good deal for DeSean. It would be like getting a 1st or 2nd & 4th most years.

    • travis papa

      A 2nd is still a 2nd & a 3rd is still a 3rd no matter what or how you want to look at it. Djax is worth a 1st and 3rd or 2 2s. Should be more if you compare it to harvins trade. Anything less he needs to stay.

  • UM-Iceman

    So editors are pressuring staff to pump out DeSean content on DeSean trade rumors and it is starting to show. Have fun, I’m tuning out until a few days before the draft.

  • Frank Roberto

    my sources say The Jets offered a swap of 2’s and WR Stephen Hill for Jackson, all relative as to if Vick signed…