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Eagles Likely To Pursue Reunion With WR DeSean Jackson Next Year

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles are likely to pursue a reunion with Redskins WR DeSean Jackson during the offseason.

According to Schefter, multiple NFL teams believe Jackson could be back in Philadelphia next year, as the Eagles could use a speedy deep threat in their offense. Schefter adds that there’s mutual respect between Eagles HC Doug Pederson and Jackson.

The Redskins aren’t expected to use their franchise tag on Jackson, considering that they may need it for QB Kirk Cousins, which means there’s a good chance Jackson will test the open market next year.

The receiver position has been a huge weakness of the Eagles this year, so you can expect them to have eyes on a number of options at receiver, including Jackson.

Jackson, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2008. He’s currently in the final year of his three-year, $24 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $3.75 million.

In 2016, Jackson has appeared in 10 games for the Redskins and caught 38 passes for 585 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 55 receiver out of 118 qualifying players.

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