Report: Eagles Taking Offers for DeSean Jackson

DJaxEagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson's name has been mentioned in trade rumors over the past several weeks and reports suggest that the team may actually be listening to offers.

DeSean Jackson trade rumors have been circulating for the past several weeks but they seem to be intensifying.

A report surfaced via Derrick Gunn of Comcast Sportsnet Tuesday that the Eagles may not be actively shopping Jackson, but that they are intently listening to offers.


Per Gunn's source, the Eagles have set the value at minimum of a third-round draft choice in May's draft, if not a player as well.

Under Chip Kelly for the first time, Jackson finished with a career-best 1,332 yards last season, ranking ninth among NFL receivers.

Kelly had the opportunity to endorse Jackson during an appearance at the Maxwell Awards over the weekend and chose not to.

“[Jackson] is a player at receiver before Maclin behind Cooper. Or is it Cooper before Maclin?” Kelly joked, completely avoiding the question. “Or Maclin before Cooper? So I’ll check what you write then I’ll tell you what we feel about him.”

After the Eagles added Darren Sproles last week, many envisioned an offense that featured Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Sproles, Zach Ertz and Jeremy Maclin, the trade may actually make Jackson expendable.

A 2008 second-round draft pick, Jackson has posted 356 catches for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns in spite of never posting a 100-reception season.

The Eagles may find some difficulty in actually moving Jackson because of his $10.5 million cap number and diva like attitude that at times bleeds over to the sidelines on game day.

Given the depth of receivers in the draft class it's no surprise that the Eagles could be trying to move Jackson, but the market may be limited for a sub 6'0 receiver with his cap number and off the field attitude.

Matt Lombardo is the Editor-In-Chief of Eagledelphia and also an on-air personality on 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia. Join the conversation and follow Matt on Twitter.