Eagles likely to pursue DeSean Jackson in free agency

ByAdam Schefter ESPN logo
Sunday, December 4, 2016

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

Multiple teams believe that 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 quarterbackKirk 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 before 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.