Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt as Detroit Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross (12) makes the tackle during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Detroit Lions not expected to sign DeSean Jackson


The Detroit Lions have been looking for offensive weapons for some time now and it appears that they’ve found it in former Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate. But with DeSean Jackson on the open market, there will always be rumors linking teams to playmakers that could put them over the top.

According to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, while Jackson is indeed a playmaker he’s not a playmaker who will be coming to Detroit anytime soon.

Per The Detroit Free Press:

“We haven’t discussed him,” Caldwell said. “But I can tell you, obviously, he’s a playmaker, he’s a guy that can get it done and certainly has proven that he can do so. But at this point in time, we have not had any discussions.”

That’s not a definitive ‘no’ on Jackson though, as the team could use him and may need him. But the Lions are strapped for cash and need to figure out how to extend Ndamukong Suh before they go splurge on an unexpected free agent.

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  • LonnyZone

    1 year, 1 mil with 7 or 8 million in achievable bonuses (which delays to the next year’s salary cap which can be manipulated with the Suh signing) makes this a good deal for the Lions. It would free up the team to draft defense.

  • bobdd

    Not surprising. Caldwell follows in the tradition of Lions management that doesn’t know how to handle conflict with talented players. Best to stay away from anyone contravertial since they don’t know how to straighten them out or even communicate with them.Let other teams win the super Bowl.