Mystery Teams In On Jackson?

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DeSean Jackson
is in Washington today to meet with the Redskins. According to Ian Rapoport, his visit to D.C. will span a couple days.

 

Sounds like there are more suitors beyond that.

 

Out of the three teams mentioned by name, the Redskins make the most sense to me. It would keep him in a major market and within the NFC East, where he would have a chance to play the Eagles twice a year. He also has some family and what was described to me as a "strong support network" in the area.

Oakland would bring him closer to his hometown, but I don't know that is a good thing. We have spoken to several people close to Jackson that prefer that he stays on the east coast to limit potential distractions. Buffalo would certainly be a fit in that respect, but I'm not sure how desirable of a destination that would be to Jackson himself. We'll see.

Money will be another factor.  Jackson was slated to make a touch over $10 million this year and about $30 million over the next three -- money that disappeared when the Eagles decided to cut him. Some close to him have long worried about his spending habits and financial future in the long term. At the end of last season, Jackson expressed the desire to have his contract re-done to give him more guaranteed cash, even though $10 million was coming his way if he was simply on the roster opening day. However you want to slice it, a lot of money has been lost, and you can bet Jackson will be chasing it down.

If he chooses one of the AFC teams, I'm sure that would be just fine by the Eagles. But I'm betting the other way.

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  • dislikedisqus

    He sure seems to be a good fit for the Panthers, esp since they let Steve Smith go.

    • T-Bone

      Are you aware of the concept of a salary cap by chance?

    • Richard Colton

      Yeah – with just around 8 mill in cap space, they would have to do some major restructuring.

      • Andy124

        Or backloading.

        • Richard Colton

          or negotiate an uncapped tax free “break-in”

          • Maggie

            Now now. Maybe the whole thing, after the “break-in”, is simply that the Eagles don’t want the IRS sniffing around. Hmm. New rumor?

          • Richard Colton

            I have more where that came from

    • ODBorBustAllDay

      Panthers are BROKE. They gave Jericho Cockery a ridiculous 5yr $8m dollar deal so they could spread out the cap hit from a $2m bonus. Tells you all you need to know. On top of that, they gotta find w way to pay Cam next year

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        If they don’t get him any weapons it won’t matter. At this point it’s just criminal that they haven’t given him any weapons to throw too and released the only one he had.

  • Eagles=LyingLiars

    Ravens, Aints, Packers ….?

    • ODBorBustAllDay

      Packers have to pay both Cobb and Nelson next year. Doubt they invest in Desean. Saints are also tight, they used up all their magic cap flexibility pills to sign Byrd.

      • JosephR2225

        They would also have to change the name to Paccers.

        • ODBorBustAllDay

          Oh sh%t^^^

      • GEAGLE

        They love Jarrett boykin

        • ODBorBustAllDay

          Me too. I don’t think they’ll miss JJ one bit

    • GEAGLE

      SEAHAWKS!!!

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Yep. As I stated above…that’s what my Unc said.

  • Joe from Easton

    PLEASE don’t let him go to Washington!

    • cliff henny

      seems like he might go there for spite-discount.

      • Joe from Easton

        I agree.

      • Adam G

        No chance Desean takes any discount.

        • Joe from Easton

          IF (and that’s a big if) there is one thing DeSean values more than money it’s his pride. I’m sure nothing would give that a boost more than wrecking the Birds’ day twice a year for the next few years.

          • Adam G

            What evidence do you have of that? Seems like the only thing he cares about his money and has had money issues since he came in the league. I would guess he’s not in the position to be giving any discounts. Just a hunch Jaccpot Records isn’t too successful from a financial standpoint.

          • Joe from Easton

            I have no evidence. I figured the preface of the “big if” was enough to show that I’m not claiming to know something for sure, but I guess you’re just in a ball busting mood today Adam.

          • Adam G

            Oh I got the big if, but even IF there was one thing he valued more than money I’m going to go with women judging by his instagram.

          • Joe from Easton

            and you MIGHT be right :)

          • GEAGLE

            Jaccpot needs some Marty Con(house of lies) in their lives

          • Ark87

            maybe it will be like McNabb…they’ll scrape one by on us the first go around, they’ll get their gloating in…then we’ll make history at their expense the second time.

          • KobraKai7474

            and nothing is more likely to send him into a 2-month tailspin than playing the Eagles and being unable to stick it to them because of his team’s playcalling and/or good defensive play by the Eagles.

        • cliff henny

          who knows what’s going thru Jax mind. if I had 30m over 3 yrs hanging in the balance, all I had to do was playball with new coach, i’d be sitting front and center every meeting and best little employee they’ve ever seen.

          • GEAGLE

            Right…and if you were a headache, when you were playing with with Coop,Celek and Avant….how are you going to act when we stack our offense with serious weapons and balls and snaps will need to be sacrificed for different subpackages?

      • Brandon Baltic

        Looks like he replaced his happy Chip instagram with this….http://instagram.com/p/l8yYLXuNm8/

    • Gil

      What are you afraid of? Redskins were 3-13 and even with Jackson’s lousy 4 catches per games will still be a LAST PLACE team.

      • aub32

        How quickly you forget. We were coming off of a 4-12 season this time last year. The Redskins were in 1st. Let’s not get so arrogant after one season. The skins have a new coach, a good QB, and some decent pieces. DJax would give them a better WR corp than we currently have.

        • Gil

          Wrong, Redskins are an old team with a 100 year old middle linebacker for a leader, they have little talent and have been bad for many years, except that 1 year were they snuck up on teams.
          Eagles are much better than the last place Redskins.

  • DirtyWaters

    Be like bangin’ the ugly sister of the girl who dumped you.

    • Ark87

      Everybody knows you bang the hotter best friend….Patriots?

  • Brandon

    One of the mystery teams…..the EAGLES?. All a ploy to get Desean on a cheaper contract mwhahahahaha.

    • Joe from Easton

      I would crap my pants. These boards would go nuts.

    • macadood

      This thought crossed my mind too, half jokingly. the whole Chip’s talk with desean and desean’s happy tweet doesn’t make any sense anymore given the way things have played out. Why bother tweeting that even if he knew he was going to be cut and that Chip had serious problems with him.

      • Ark87

        that sequence does play out funny….Chip convinces DJax they are cool with each other….Eagles cut DJax shortly after….DJax DOESN’T explode on everyone, namely Chip, but rather in a mature and measured hate-free (not even implied or in a veiled way) response statement to being cut. Some pieces need to be filled in there.

        • macadood

          but then again if it wasn’t for real Desean wouldn’t be in Washington today. Unless Chip really is conniving and convinced Djax to go undercover spy mode into the Redskins organization for whatever reason.

          • Ark87

            yeah I think it was for real…I just think there is some nuance to the situation…or a lot of it, that hasn’t been revealed yet.

      • dcdgan

        I think when Chip Kelly spoke to Jackson he probable told him that he was not getting traded, but he never mentions cutting him. I just have not figured out whether the Eagles were entertaining trade offers for Jackson, because I have been getting different perspectives.

    • Pennguino

      It has been in the back of the mind. I don’t see it happening but it is possible. Maybe they said go get your offers and we will see what we can do. You know what you can do in this offense. You know how stable the org is. You know you have a young QB that will get better.

    • David

      I think that would make a lot of sense. The Eagles could use another WR–especially someone who could stretch the defense. And even if the money ends up being significant, say $10M/year–seems like it would be worth it to the Eagles–they can afford it and he fills a need. Also, I think the locker room is strong enough and Chip has a strong enough personality that they can deal with his ego.

      • Maggie

        They didn’t care for his ego to begin with. You’re not making much sense.

        • TheCatalyst

          It was…but he…nevermind…

    • DetmerWonAHeisman

      That would be hysterical—“DeSean, you go out and find the best deal you can and we will match it. That way we both know exactly what you are worth and we will both be happy and Dan Snyder’s head will explode”….

  • Brandon Baltic

    Awesome Theory = One of the mystery teams is……the EAGLES. All a ploy to get him on a cheaper contract mwhahahahahaha.

    • PhilliePhanCT .

      Passed

  • jon h

    Can New Orleans afford him?

    • MoreViolence

      no just signed Byrd and looking to take care of Grahm

  • GEAGLE

    Not an eagle…who cares

  • Adam G

    This report that Desean wants 9-10 mil made me literally laugh out loud.

  • Gil

    Redskins were 3-13 and even with Jackson’s lousy 4 catches per games will still be a LAST PLACE team.

  • Amar (India)
    • Maggie

      Guilt by association is not new. The expression about being “known by the company you keep” has been around for a long time. Even Jesus was called a “friend of drunkards and “sinners” because He went for dinner. And that was written almost 2000 years ago. And please stop with the race crap. Intelligent people everywhere, of all genetic backgrounds, do not like the “gangsta” garbage. Anyway, this supposed to be a site about an American football team. A player was cut. Happens every day. Move on.

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Aren’t you Ms. Self Righteous. Telling folk what they need to “move on” from.

        “…all genetic backgrounds, do not like the “gangsta” garbage” But racist garbage is just fine?

      • Amar (India)

        So since Jesus was bad mouthed for keeping the company of sinners, we should condone the same behavior towards DJ ???
        Shouldn’t we learn from the mistakes of the old. You have me confused, you like Jesus or not ?

      • Eagles=LyingLiars

        Eagles feed a inner-city smear story on a black athlete to a dope news outlet and then dump him 40 minutes after it is published and you call it “race crap?” It is crap but it also preys on stereotypes and is reprehensible for all but the true believers such as yourself.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    Well talking to my Uncle (well connected guy in sports in general in Philly in particular) he said what he’s hearing is that Carrol wants Jax and wants him bad. Will be willing to pay handsomely for him.

    Time will tell.

  • barneygoogle

    I hear Folsom Prison wants him bad and will even give him a private cell.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    dallas??????

    • KobraKai7474

      It would be fitting if Dallas cut a couple of more key guys to squeeze enough space under the cap for another me-first player who tends to disappear when he is needed most. On the plus side, Dallas already has the team infrastructure in place to enforce a curfew and strip club ban (since they already do it for Dez Bryant). Maybe the two of them can go out for milk and cookies on Thursday nights.

  • djack10

    jackson and vick on the jets seems likely…