Report: Jets, Raiders, Panthers inquire about DeSean Jackson

Report: Jets, Raiders, Panthers inquire about DeSean Jackson

Where would be a good fit for DeSean Jackson?

March 20, 2014, 5:30 pm
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A source has told CSNPhilly's Derrick Gunn that the Eagles want at least a third-round pick for DeSean Jackson. (USA Today Images)

Add the New York Jets to the teams that apparently are interested in DeSean Jackson.

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Jets have contacted the Eagles about Jackson's availability. Rapoport later tweeted that the Panthers and Raiders have also inquired and added "lots of interest."

Earlier this week, CSNPhilly's Derrick Gunn reported the 49ers and Patriots had already done so. The Eagles, according to a source, are asking for at least a third-round pick but possibly another pick.

Rapoport links the Jets' interest in Jackson to Michael Vick, who is scheduled to visit the Jets on Friday and is close to Jackson.

Jackson recorded a career-best 1,332 yards last season, ninth in the league. He also tied a career high with nine touchdowns and averaged 16.2 yards per reception, third-highest among wideouts with at least 80 receptions.

Just two years into a five-year, $51 million extension, Jackson is slated to make $10.25 million in base salary in 2014. The Eagles would take a dead-money cap hit of $6 million this year if they dealt Jackson, but wouldn’t owe him the $30 million in base salary over the next three seasons that he’s signed to collect.

A story last Tuesday by CSNPhilly.com’s Geoff Mosher detailed the reasons why Jackson’s days with the Eagles were likely numbered along with the financial difficulties in finding a trade partner. That was just one of a handful of recent stories on Jackson's situation.