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DeSean Jackson let the Raiders know he was interested before release

The Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday amid allegations of gang connections. Apparently before his release, Jackson reached out to the Oakland Raiders to express his interest in the team.

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the Raiders are among the teams he expects to be interested in Jackson, who played his college football at Cal in the Bay Area.

Per Florio:

Teams that definitely were interested in Jackson (although not at $10.5 million for 2014) at a time when he was merely on the trading block included the 49ers, Seahawks, and Jets.  Teams like the Patriots and Raiders also could be thrown into the mix.

The Raiders have added quarterback Matt Schaub and running back Maurice Jones-Drew and adding Jackson would be interesting to say the least.

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