The Eagles might not be actively shopping DeSean Jackson but they’re picking up the phone and listening to offers. And, according to CSN’s Derrick Gunn, other teams are interested. The team has taken inquiries from the 49ers and Patriots, Gunn has learned from a league source, and notified the Pro Bowl wideout early last week that it’s not shopping him but is listening to potential suitors. Also according to the source, the Eagles are seeking at least a third-round pick and potentially more for Jackson, whose career-best 1,332 yards last season ranked ninth among NFL receivers. Jackson also tied a career high with nine touchdowns and averaged 16.2 yards per reception, third-highest among wideouts with at least 80 receptions. Earlier this morning, when asked about an ESPN report claiming the Eagles are listening to offers for Jackson, a team spokesman said the report implies only that the team is answering phones like it would for any player who draws interest. The Eagles have been contacted about this report but have yet to respond. The Eagles last year took inquiries about Jackson and were initially asking for a second-round pick, the source said, but dropped their demand to a middle-round pick but were still unable to trade him. Jackson’s diva reputation and his salary make him difficult to deal.
Source: Eagles want at least 3rd-round pick for DeSean Jackson, Pats and 49ers have inquired
CSN Philly | Mar 18