Report: Eagles Inquire About Vincent Jackson
The Eagles appear to be working the phones as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, they are among the teams that have inquired about wide receiver Vincent Jackson.
Vincent Jackson still generating trade interest. Among the more than 4 teams calling around: Eagles, Pats, Seahawks. Bucs want real value
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2014
Jackson, currently a member of the 1-5 Bucs, has 25 catches on 60 targets for 344 yards with a pair of touchdowns so far this season. The 10-year vet has racked up over 7,700 yards and 54 TDs over his career in Tampa and San Diego. At 6-5, 230, he certainly has the size that Chip Kelly likes in a wide receiver. Jackson is scheduled to make $9.77 million over each of the final two seasons of his deal before becoming a free agent in 2017. None of the money is guaranteed.
The Eagles are also in the market for a “starting-caliber safety” according to Pro Football Talk.
Potential targets aren’t currently known. The first place to look would be the rosters of teams that are, as a practical matter, out of the postseason hunt.
Allen has 30 tackles and a sack on the season. He has no interceptions and has not been credited with a pass defensed. The 26-year-old beat out Earl Wolff for the starting job this summer.
The trade deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday.