Owners are beginning to arrive in Orlando for the week’s meetings, and we already have one team confirming its interest in the services of DeSean Jackson.
Jets owner Woody Johnson says: “we’re looking at a lot of players. Including DeSean.”
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 23, 2014
But apparently, Johnson would prefer not to give up a draft pick for the 27-year-old wide receiver.
Woody Johnson mention, of DeSean, interest “at the right price” and “if he fits into the culture of our locker room.” Questions persist.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2014
Woody Johnson’s confirmation comes on the heels of a New York Post report that suggests the Jets are interested in Jackson, but only at a reduced price.
Yesterday, we discussed why the Jets make sense as a potential trade partner. They have the cap space, the draft picks and the need at wide receiver. They also have Marty Mornhinweg and Michael Vick – two figures who have worked with Jackson in the past.
With reports surfacing that the Eagles could end up cutting Jackson, teams may be hesitant to offer a significant package.
Meanwhile, 49ers GM Trent Baalke gave strong indications that his team is not in the mix for Jackson.
“As of this moment, those reports are totally misleading and false,” Baalke told CSN Bay Area, adding that the team has not had any talks with the Eagles about Jackson.
Meanwhile, a CBSSports.com report suggests the Seahawks have expressed interest. Seattle currently has the eighth-most cap space in the league ($15.39 million).
With all of the league’s decision-makers assembled in one city, a resolution on Jackson could be reached in the next week.