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.