Returning Home: The Philadelphia Eagles Will Target WR DeSean Jackson in the Offseason

December 4, 2016 0

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The reunion between the Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver DeSean Jackson could be in the works this offseason. As the Eagles wide receivers continue to struggle this season, the Eagles top priority will be finding a quality receiver for their franchise quarter Carson Wentz.

With DeSean Jackson’s contract with Washington expiring at the end of the 2016 NFL season, once Jackson hits the free agency market, the Eagles will be ready and could be front runner to sign Jackson.

According to ESPN,

The Philadelphia Eagles are likely to pursue a reunion with Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson during the offseason, sources told ESPN.

Multiple teams believe Jackson, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, could return to Philadelphia. The Eagles would benefit from the addition of a speedy deep threat, and Jackson and Eagles coach Doug Pederson are big admirers of each other, sources said.

The Redskins are unlikely to be able to use the franchise tag on the 30-year-old receiver, as they also look to reach deals with quarterback Kirk Cousins and wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

Jackson spent his first six seasons in Philadelphia, reaching three Pro Bowls and posting 356 receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, before signing with Washington prior to the 2014 season.

Washington and Philadelphia meet next Sunday. The Redskins won the season’s first matchup 27-20 with Jackson contributing four catches for 55 yards.

This could be a great reunion. Jackson will be 30 years old next season but I’m quite sure he will have a lot left in the tank and will be extremely productive for the right team. Stay tuned to HHS1987. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your NFL and sports news.

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