ORLANDO, Fla. – Another twist late last night in the ongoing DeSean Jackson saga – this one courtesy of the wide receiver’s Twitter account:
Good to Talk to BIg Chip today !! Say or hear what ya want !! The Picture speaks for itself !! Winner… http://t.co/LHYQLmPoHo
— Desean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10) March 25, 2014
Every indication at the owners’ meetings suggests the Eagles are shopping Jackson. Howie Roseman met with reporters for more than a half-hour Monday and did not want to take questions about Jackson (even though that didn’t stop reporters from asking).
In recent days, reports have suggested the Eagles could cut Jackson. If teams truly believe that is a possibility , they might be less inclined to offer up compensation in a trade. In other words, it’s in the Eagles’ best interest to at least give the impression that they could hang on to Jackson.
And there’s this from Peter King of The MMQB:
Three different club officials on teams other than the Eagles asked me if I knew why the Eagles wanted to trade their ace wideout. It’s one of the big secrets here, but the Eagles have had plenty of chance to knock down the rumors about shopping Jackson and refuse to do so. …Whether it’s worries about Jackson’s off-field life (he said his home was recently robbed of jewels and more than $100,000) or the distractions he’s caused in the Eagles offense, there’s no doubt Eagles GM Howie Roseman would make a deal for the right price. But that’s the problem: So many teams smell blood in the water now and think Jackson will be released that they’re not going to make Roseman a fair offer for him. They’d rather keep their mid-round picks in a strong draft and hope they get lucky and sign Jackson if he’s released.
This story seems to take a new twist each day. We’ll have the latest as it unfolds.