DeSean Jackson Rumors: Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks Best Fits As 49ers, Bills Options?

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Mar 30, 2014 10:16 AM EDT
DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles
Team Sanders wide receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles (10) talks to Team Rice running back LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles (25) during the 2014 Pro Bowl media day at J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. "

The DeSean Jackson competition started up after the Philadelphia Eagles released the WR and the Wahsington Redskins are his first visit and other teams like the Oakland Raiders, NY Jets, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers are other potential destinations for the star after he was cut by Chip Kelly.

Jackson was let go for a myriad of reasons and while there was a report about possible gang connections back home in LA, the Eagles have been thinking about this for a while and it likely stemmed from his $10.5 million salary that he was set to make next season. Jackson was slow to come around to Kelly's coaching style and he reportedly missed meetings as well and now he could be a huge snag for a number of teams and if he stays in the NFC East with the Washington Redskins or the Giants, that could be a nightmare for the Eagles. Last season Jackson had his best professional season while catching 82 balls for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns and now he has the chance to sign with a new team.

Jackson is just 27 years old and is one of the most explosive players in football and now he has the chance to make a huge difference for an offense and a team like the Browns or the Jets could snag him and pair him with Josh Gordon or Eric Decker and that could make for one of the best duos in the league. The 49ers and the Patriots were considered options when the Eagles were looking to trade him and another team that came up was the Oakland Raiders, as they have the cap space to make the move and they need to add another receiver to help Matt Schaub and if they avoid Jackson, someone like Sammy Watkins could be a target in the NFL draft.

The Seattle Seahawks may seem like a crazy option, but this is a move that Pete Carroll would love to make, as he saw Jackson at Cal and knows what he can do and on top of that, the team lost a similar style receiver in Golden Tate and while he wasn't nearly as productive as Jackson, it could be a perfect replacement. Jackson could be close to home and the Seahawks are the perfect organization to keep a player in line and they did something similar with Marshawn Lynch after some bad press and image issues and Jackson could be back into the mix with the Seahawks as well.

According to, Jackson will make his first visit with the Redskins and DeAngelo Hall has lobbied for him to sign with the team, while Michael Vick said the same thing about the Jets. The Redskins have about $7 million in cap space and that is the reason why the Chiefs and his old coach are out, as they have less than $5 million, while the Raiders have $15.1 million and could potentially reach a deal with room to spare. Jackson is an explosive receiver and he will give whatever team he signs with a huge boost on offense.

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