NFL Free Agency 2014: Seahawks have ‘no interest at all’ in DeSean Jackson
Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson (10) celebrates after scoring on a 46-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Eagles defeated the Raiders 49-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
While the Seahawks have been linked to DeSean Jackson in various free agency rumors, one report is now saying Seattle has “no interest at all” in the wide receiver.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported on Sunday night that “a source with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking” said the Seahawks have no interest in trading for Jackson’s services.
Adding Jackson to Seattle’s roster made little sense in regards to their financial situation, but it was intriguing to imagine Jackson lining up alongside Percy Harvin on the same field as Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch.
Jackson is due $10.5 million in 2014 and the Philadelphia Eagles want draft picks in return for Jackson. The Seahawks simply don’t have what the Eagles want, nor can they afford to spend that much money right now.
The San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets have all expressed interest in the receiver, who has played his entire career in Philly.
Jackson had a career year last season, setting career-highs in receptions (82), targets (126) and reception yards (1,332) while tying a career-high with nine touchdowns.
In his six-year career, he has caught 356 passes for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns.