Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: DeSean Jackson reportedly has six suitors already

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

It hasn’t taken long for recently released wide receiver DeSean Jackson to draw serious interest around the league.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, up to six NFL teams have already called regarding the recently released Jackson. Schefter also reports that he expects that number to increase dramatically over the course of the next couple of days.

Jackson has been linked to the New York Jets in the past couple of weeks, but Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports “it’s unclear“if Jets owner Woody Johnson or general manager John Idzik are among those that are interested.

The Carolina Panthers could be one team interested as Panthers head coach Ron Rivera tells Jim Corbett that they would be interested signing Jackson.

“We’d be interested. He’s an intriguing player and we’ll take a look at him,” Rivera said, via USA Today. ”I just got word and this is surprising to hear. He’s an explosive player who has great vertical speed and is strong going to the ball.”

In addition to the Panthers, Danny Parkins of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City confirms that the Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams to reach out to Jackson.

The Patriots, 49ers, Raiders, and Seahawks are also rumored as potential options.

Jackson finished with 82 receptions for 1,332 yards receiving and nine touchdowns for the Eagles last season. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 7 receiver in the league.

 

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