Some teams to watch for Jackson, according to the report, include the Buccaneers, Eagles, Patriots and Cowboys.
Clarence Hill Jr. reports that the Cowboys have “no interest” in Jackson, despite the report. Hill adds that Jackson appears to be out of their price range.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Buccaneers are set to make a “strong push” to sign free agent WR DeSean Jackson. However, Rapoport adds that there is “lots of interest” in Jackson right now.
This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, considering that multiple reports have linked the Buccaneers to Jackson in recent weeks.
Sources previously told Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com that Jackson will likely end up with a contract that will pay him around $12 million per year next week.
According to Pauline, the belief right now is that Jackson will end up signing with the Buccaneers, given that they have Jameis Winston in place as their long-term quarterback, there’s no state tax in Florida and there’s better weather down there.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk also mentioned the Buccaneers as a team to watch and added that the level of interest in Jackson is “sufficiently strong” enough for a bidding war to break out on Tuesday.
Jackson, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2008. He spent six years with the Eagles before signing a three-year, $24 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed with the Redskins back in 2014.
In 2016, Jackson appeared in 14 games for the Redskins and caught 56 passes for 1005 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.