Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Eagles won 49-20. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: DeSean Jackson could command more than previous contract


Recently released former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson won’t have a lack of opportunities in front of him as numerous teams are already in line for his services.

But could Jackson end up cashing in despite his release?

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Jackson could command a larger contract than he was due from the Eagles.

It’s very possible that one team that views Jackson as the last piece of the puzzle will make a significant offer that covers more than one season — and that possibly pays Jackson (between bonus and salary) as much or more than he was due to earn in Philly for 2014” writes Florio, “If it’s a one-year deal, look for it to possibly be in the range of $6 million or $7 million.

That alone rules certain teams such as the Panthers, who were linked to Jackson earlier, out of the running.

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Chiefs, Jets and Raiders are all “pursuing” Jackson.

The Chiefs could easily create enough cap space by restructuring S Eric Berry‘s contract to sign Jackson.

Money wouldn’t be a problem for either the the Raiders or Jets, since both teams are sitting at $14 million and $28 million of cap room respectively.

 

 

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  • Chris Schroeder

    He’s from Los Angeles probably grew up raider fan. Bring him home Big Reg. Well… Close to home anyways. Raiders are in serious need of a number one wide receiver. James Jones is a nice complementary receiver but now that we got Matt Schaub all we need is a weapon like Desean Jackson, and it will be on out west.

  • 757Raiderfan

    He is at least he showed up to one of his philly games in Oakland gear. Would be sweet plus open up our first pick in the draft

    • Don

      I seen that, that was dope

    • gdubb

      That was shady McCoy who was In raiders gear last year

  • aceside420

    Don’t worry he will join the Jets We been pursuing him He’s buddy buddy with Michael Vick I know we will sign him and his house is in Jersey if we get him I could see it as drafts a cb first round .. j-e-t-$ jet$-jet$-jet$

  • Jetlife510

    Come to the Darkside!! Raider Nation!!!

  • KloverJane

    Get him in the bldg Reggie.

  • Roc

    Welcome to KC DeSean!!’

  • Alex Rodman

    Come to an offense you already know. Be a chief

  • art

    He made known he wants to play for the greatest team in football! Big Reg don’t f!ck around and sign him already! Raiders will pick him up and we are gonna put the NFL on notice we are back!!!

  • Hamid Nikbin

    why would any team outside the top 4 (Seattle, SF, Denver, NE) would piss way the kind of money he wants? If the goal is to win a sb, no team in the NFL is winning a sb with him outside of the big 4 for the next two or three years. Advice to GMs: build through the draft, the other 28 teams in the league are 5 to 10 players from winning a sb not 1 or 2