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DeSean Jackson Update – Saturday

This is the first, and maybe the only, DeSean Jackson Update that will be produced here.

The free agent wide receiver is drawing a lot of attention around the NFL, not only in front offices and coaching suites, but among other NFL players and fans.

Jackson won’t be signing this weekend; he’s going to do the whole tour thing, starting on Monday in Washington with the Redskins.

Apparently, one place he will not visit is Kansas City. NFL.com reported Saturday evening that the Chiefs had checked out the situation with Jackson and are not a suitor for the Pro Bowl receiver.

If true, that’s why we won’t waste our bytes and your time with more DSJ updates. Beyond the rumor about the Chiefs non-interest, there were plenty of other items just 24 hours after the Eagles released Jackson:

– He will visit the Redskins reportedly on Monday, as Washington has made it plain they are very interested.

– Not only is new head coach Jay Gruden interested, so is the Redskins locker room, specifically CB DeAngelo Hall. Speaking at a charity basketball game in Washington, Hall was quoted as saying by CSNWashington: “If he’s able to come here, man, I’m going to take him under my wing and just try to put him on the right path . . . Our locker room has a good group of young guys, a good group of old guys . . . If we could pull that off, it would make my years.”

ESPN.com reported there are nine teams interested in Jackson. That was before the Chiefs were taken off the list.

– The New York Jets were expected to be an active player for Jackson’s services. That’s what their owner Woody Johnson said earlier in the week. But as of Saturday night, the Jets were not part of the discussion. Maybe Jets G.M. John Idzik didn’t get the memo.

– Oakland is interested in Jackson and veteran defensive back Charles Woodson would like to see him wearing silver and black. “Bring him in, I think he would look good in the silver and black,” Woodson told a Bay Area radio station. “Of course I know the business side of it, but I’ve watched this guy and what he is, is a dynamic football player. What they’re talking [about] as far as off-the-field stuff, I have no clue about. The team would have to do their homework as far as that’s concerned. But when you talk about bringing in a guy as talented as he is, and you have that opportunity, I think you take a shot at it. And I think where we are as a team, we need all the playmakers we can have, and adding that guy would definitely help take us to the next level.”

– Philadelphia police admitted a department error that was made after a burglary at Jackson’s home in South Philadelphia in January. The Philly cops told media that a safe was robbed that contained $200,000. Turns out, the amount of cash was $20,000. There were concerns that Jackson turned in a false dollar figure.

CSNPhilly.com reported that a handful of night clubs in the City of Brotherly Love had banned Jackson from their establishments because he’s been disruptive.


12 Responses to “DeSean Jackson Update – Saturday”

  • March 30, 2014  - R W says:

    I heard Philly radio/TV talker Howard Eskin interviewed on Sirius yesterday who talked about the Desean Jackson matter. I wasn’t taking notes so, going on memory, here’s what Eskin had to say:

    1) Chip Kelly had decided at the end of the 2013 season that Jackson would not be back. He wanted him gone through trade or outright release.

    2) Jackson had a perpetual bad attitude that transferred to younger players. He was late for meetings, lazy in his game prep work and liked to ‘pop off’ in team meetings.

    3) The Eagles reached out to Andy Reid at the end of the season to gauge his interest in acquiring Jackson through a trade only to be met with a quick NO from Andy. Reid wanted no part of the Jackson drama show.

    4) Would the Chiefs be interested in Jackson now? Eskin: “No way, no how”.

    They got into the other issues of Jackson’s alleged gang affiliation and off field issues which, to me, were inconclusive. Mainly, the ties that no longer bound him to the Eagles were his bad attitude and work habits.
    Eskin went on to compliment Chip Kelly for sending a message to the remainder of his team that regardless of one’s individual performance, the team concept was most important, thus the release of Jackson.

    Add it all up and Jackson looks to be someone else’s problem in 2014, not the Chiefs.


  • March 30, 2014  - el cid says:

    Guess we can use Avery again.

    Addict site has it all figured out. Just draft a WR with first pick. Choice of three “name” kids who never played a down in the league.

    Either way, not the greatest of ideas but what are you going to do?


  • March 30, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Like I said yesterday I knew we didn’t have the cap space with only 4.5 million available and having to sign our draft class out of that small pool of money. It was a 24 hour pipedream. I think this upcoming season is going to be somewhat of a regression for us. Lucky if we can see 8-8.


  • March 30, 2014  - Niblick says:

    I had heard some of what R W posted. I had not heard that they had contacted Reid about a pooible trade after the season. Good for Reid and the Chiefs. Too many red flags and too much risk.

    The Star had an article about three possible WRs the Chiefs might draft. I haven’t read the Addict article but it might be the same three. I think they might want to move on from Avery, but not until they feel they have a better receiver, probably through the draft.


  • March 30, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Despite all the speculation I’m guessing Big Red had enough of the diva receiver drama with T.O. We all know how that one turned out. I’d rather have a team with players who are all on the same page working to win together rather than one with a group of disparate MeAngelos pulling the team in opposite directions.

    Whether you like them or not, Reid and Dorsey have done a good job of making us competitive again in a short period. There’s a reason why Philadelphia let Jackson walk getting nothing in return despite his talent. I’d rather see us draft a good player (like he did with Jackson originally) and develop him to realize he’s part of something greater than himself rather than overreach and take on someone else’s problem.


  • March 30, 2014  - el cid says:

    Sorry Nib, fingers got ahead of brain. It was the Star not addict.


  • March 30, 2014  - R W says:

    Somewhat related content in this thread, I think this upcoming year is the last year of wait until next year for the Chiefs organization. This is the microwave NFL we’re talking about.

    I also think Andy and Dorsey know it too. One more year to build the infrastructure, one more year to put the cast members on the stage and then? Make a run deep into the playoffs.

    It’s about the plan. Have to have the plan. What’s the plan? My thoughts are my own but feel it’s a plan to shore up the roster with solid players, coach up the young guys, “moneyball” the under valued free agents, then go all in for a Super Bowl run in 2015.

    That’s the patience level, the expectation of ownership level and…and the fan’s hope level. Tough, tough business if you’re a head coach or GM given these realities. Again, I think this 2014 year will be the last year of wait to next year with the current on field and front office leadership.

    Didn’t mean to wax all that philosophical on you. But I f I’d want to add something to the dashed hopes of the DJax flash in the pan story.


  • March 30, 2014  - txchief says:

    Just seeing the photos of him flashing Crips gang signs on the field is enough for me to not want to see him in a Chiefs uniform. Anyway, if he went back home wearing red Chiefs gear, his homies would probably gun him down.


  • March 30, 2014  - JB says:

    Cool- the banger is not going to stink up the Chiefs organization! Lord the NFL could sure use a lot more RG3′s and a Hell of lot less banger trash.


  • March 30, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    Agree with all the above.


  • March 31, 2014  - PAChiefsFan says:

    Can’t really remember a high priced free agent that was worth all the money they get. Let Reid and Dorsey do their jobs. They know it better than we do.


  • March 31, 2014  - el cid says:

    Hopefully those who wanted to comment on this guy have.

    Time to move on. He is not coming here, apparently. He is going for “Bowe money” elsewhere. He may OR may not be a gangster, he is not coming here.

    TIME TO MOVE ON. Isn’t there something “Chiefs” to post about, gees.




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