DeSean Jackson | WR | Washington Redskins
Posted: 4/17/2014 3:33pm et
An arbitrator ruled that Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in back loans and fees.
Huddle Up: Looks like Jackson -- who just signed a 4-year, $32 mil deal with the Skins -- will have to pony up and peel a few bills off the top of his fresh bankroll.
Posted: 4/2/2014 1:10am et
Tuesday's deal between the Washington Redskins and WR DeSean Jackson appears to be a 3-year pact. Financial terms of the deal are still undisclosed.
Huddle Up: With the offseason additions of Jackson, the deep burner they've lacked, and ex-Cardinal Andre Roberts paired with 2013 receptions leader Pierre Garcon, the Skins suddenly have a potent WR corps for RGIII. At the same time with all the targets -- especially if TE Jordan Reed can come back strong -- don't count on Jackson or Garcon approaching their career-high numbers.
Posted: 4/1/2014 8:27pm et
Free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) has left Redskins park, but will stay in Washington in hopes of getting a deal done with the team. His agent reportedly is in negotiations with the club.
Huddle Up: The speedy Jackson and RGIII's big arm could form a potent combo -- one that could turn out to haunt the in-division rival Eagles. See what develops.
Posted: 3/30/2014 10:49pm et
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers will not pursue free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles).
Huddle Up: The Panthers, with their limited budget, signed free agents Jerricho Cotchery and Tiquan Underwood, and those two could wind up being the team's starters, pending what Carolina does in the draft.
Posted: 3/30/2014 10:49pm et
The Oakland Raiders are willing to make a substantial offer to free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) but will not get into a bidding war for him.
Huddle Up: The Silver & Black already have signed wideout James Jones, but luring Jackson back to the Golden State would a strong WR corps for new QB Matt Schaub.
Posted: 3/30/2014 2:27pm et
The Buffalo Bills are said to be a serious suitor for free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) but will not get into a bidding war.
Huddle Up: Sure, the Bills could always use another outside weapon for second-year QB EJ Manuel, but they'll be fine with the likes of Stevie Johnson, TJ Graham, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin if the right price can't be agreed upon.
Posted: 3/28/2014 1:16pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles released WR DeSean Jackson Friday, March 28.
Huddle Up: Well, that escalated quickly. Trade rumors surrounding DJax had been swirling, but the Eagles evidently couldn't find a willing partner and had enough of Jackson's act. Jackson is still capable of providing a team with a dangerous playmaking element, and now he has his pick of teams. This should be interesting.
Posted: 3/23/2014 4:07pm et
The New York Jets have measured interest in Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson that will intensify if the Eagles release him.
Huddle Up: Jackson became more interesting to the Jets with the signing of ex-Philly teammate Michael Vick, but there are plenty of hurdles ahead, including the number of other teams interested in the wideout and Jackson's high salary-cap figure ($12M).
Posted: 3/21/2014 8:32pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles have intensified their efforts to try to trade WR DeSean Jackson within the past week.
Huddle Up: This has been a much-rumored move, and with Philly having inked Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin they do have a surplus of wide receivers. Jackson still has plenty left in the tank, and in the right situation would be a viable fantasy WR1.
Posted: 3/20/2014 7:47pm et
The New England Patriots have expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.
Huddle Up: The Niners and Jets reportedly also are interested, but N.E. obviously presents the most fantasy upside with Tom Brady at QB and the team's need for outside WR help.
Posted: 3/19/2014 12:36pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles may be shopping WR DeSean Jackson because head coach Chip Kelly doesn't want him around. Kelly has a final say on the 53-man roster, and Jackson has had a couple of dustups with coaches.
Huddle Up: The Eagles re-signed both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, as well as acquiring Darren Sproles, so they would have bodies to replace Jackson in their offense. DJax, meanwhile, can still play and would have a chip on his shoulder to motivate him if Philly ships him out of town.
Posted: 3/18/2014 10:47pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles are serious about listening to trade offers for WR DeSean Jackson, and the team is at least seeking a third-round pick and potentially more in return for Jackson. The Eagles have already heard from the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots. Jackson is two years into his five-year, $51 million extension and will make $10.25 million in base salary in 2014.
Huddle Up: Jackson's big-play ability is enticing as he's one of 5 NFL wideouts to catch a 100 or more passes since 2008 and average more than 17 yards a reception, so don't be surprised if a deal gets cut long before the May draft.
Posted: 3/3/2014 1:18am et
Some people in the Philadelphia Eagles organization believe WR DeSean Jackson's personality is not a great fit with the locker room culture head coach Chip Kelly is looking to create, and that the team could be open to trading Jackson.
Huddle Up: Jackson is coming off a career season (82-1,332-9), but something could be in the works with Philly already getting deals done with fellow wideouts Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin this offseason.
Posted: 1/24/2014 11:02pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson earned a base salary escalator in 2013. He's slated to earn $10.5 million in 2014.
Huddle Up: With Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin both hitting free agency this offseason, the Eagles will be putting a bunch of money into the wide receiver position. It remains to be seen if Jackson's pay raise costs Philly one or both of his wingmen.
Posted: 1/10/2014 12:57pm et
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles likely will not look to restructure WR DeSean Jackson's contract this offseason in order to reduce his 2014 salary cap figure. He is scheduled to count $12.5 million against the salary cap next season.
Huddle Up: With both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper free agents, it would make sense to try to work Jackson's cap number down. But Jackson has made noise about wanting to be paid more, not less, so unless the Eagles have a creative solution to make DeSean happy while alos freeing up money for Maclin and Cooper, status quo might be the best case scenario for the Eagles.
Posted: 10/8/2013 7:15pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson isn't worried about working against one of the best shut-down cornerbacks in the league in Week 6 in Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis. 'I'm sure (Darrelle Revis) will follow me around,' Jackson said. 'He followed me around when he was with the New York Jets two years ago. I'm sure his coaches are confident in him. But I don't think he can run with me. I don't think he's as fast as me.' Jackson had only two catches for 28 yards the last time he faced Revis.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who likely will have Nick Foles throwing him the ball, broke out of a mini-slump with 7 catches for 132 yards and a score Sunday and is sure to draw Revis as the Eagles' clear top pass-catcher. Finishing with double-digit fantasy points would be considered a victory.
Posted: 8/1/2013 5:47pm et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (toe) left practice with what was called a "minor" toe injury Thursday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: From season-ending knee injuries to highly unflattering YouTube clips, Philly wideouts certainly have had a rough go of it over the past week, leaving the team and Eagle fans hoping that Jackson's issue is very "minor" indeed.
Posted: 7/20/2013 11:09pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson likely will not be the team's main punt returner but could get all of the opportunities in the fourth quarter of close games.
Huddle Up: Don't look for DJax to provide a big boost due to return yards, but it's a little value-add that gives his fantasy value a nudge in leagues where return yards are counted.
Posted: 6/16/2013 6:33pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson clarified but ultimately stood behind his comments about wanting to have the Eagles' starting quarterback named before training camp. 'I wish I could know, but at the end of the day, that's the coach's decision,' Jackson said. 'I'm going to play that how it goes. I think we have four great quarterbacks, with [Michael] Vick, [Nick] Foles, [Matt] Barkley and [Dennis] Dixon ... I think throughout the offseason, everybody did everything the right way, everybody practiced hard, everybody was there, accountable, and did the things they were asked to do ... moving forward, we just look forward to knowing who will be [the starter], because that'll definitely help us prepare better going into the season. He's [Chip Kelly] never been a coach of ours; of course, with a new system, he's going to want to know who best fits the system.'
Huddle Up: Jackson and fantasy GMs -- not to mention everyone in Philly -- want clarification on the QB situation, but it's clearly a wait-and-see proposition with a new offense and a new coach at the helm for the first time since the late 1990s.
Posted: 6/5/2013 10:17am et
NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus has filed a grievance against Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, alleging his former client Jackson owes him more than $400,000 in unpaid loans. Rosenhaus claims Jackson took multiple loans between 2009 and March 2012, according to a source. Jackson fired Rosenhaus in late May, and has yet to secure a new agent.
Huddle Up: Jackson is reportedly looking to sign on with Jay-Z, the hot new NFL "agent", while Rosenhaus isn't ready to let him walk away with a balance due. As the kids say it's all about the Benjamins, so expect Jay-Z to find enough change in his couch cushions to satisfy Jackson's bill with Rosenhaus.