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Bears, Jaguars, Raiders & Broncos All Expressed Interest In Malik Jackson Monday

Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Bears, Jaguars, Raiders and Broncos all expressed “serious interest” in signing free agent DL Malik Jackson on Monday.

None of the teams are all that surprising, seeing as they’ve been connected to Jackson for some time now. However, this appears to be his market, barring another team getting involved on Tuesday or before the start of the 2016 league year on Wednesday.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post previously mentioned that the Broncos have made Jackson an offer of around $11 million per year to return to Denver, but he’s reportedly seeking $14 million to $15 million per season with a guarantees that would top Chargers DL Cory Liuget’s $30.477 million.

According to Renck, the Jaguars are considered the favorite to sign Jackson, due to the amount of cap space they have to work with.

Some consider Jackson to be the best available player in this year’s free market, so it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that he could secure $14 million to $15 million annually in his next contract.

Jackson, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He’s played out his four-year, $2,313,612 rookie contract and is in line to be unrestricted free agent in the coming days.

In 2015, Jackson appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and recorded 46 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, seven pass defenses and a safety. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 defensive end in a 3-4 defense out of 57 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.

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