Packers Are Out on DeSean Jackson

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DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

As if they were ever in… Receiver DeSean Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week. If you had any dreams of the Green Bay Packers signing him, you can now put those to rest.

The Packers are not interested, according to Ed Werder.

What we don’t know if is the Packers were interested. Werder doesn’t really explain much more than what you see above.

It’s entirely possible the Packers checked into the situation and didn’t like Jackson’s asking price. There have been reports that said price is pretty high.

That shouldn’t really be a surprise. The guy had 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He surely sees himself as a No. 1 receiver and thus wants to be paid like one.

While he’d be a nice luxury for the Packers to have, they don’t really need him. They’ve already got a guy in the same mold in Randall Cobb. They also have to work out contract extensions for Cobb and Jordy Nelson, both of whom are entering the final year of their current deal.

Paying three receivers top dollar doesn’t make sense for any NFL team.

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12 Comments on "Packers Are Out on DeSean Jackson"

    • Pastordad

      And KUUUHHHNNN…let’s not forget the one man who probably knows the most about the offense…maybe even more than McCarthy…just saying,!

  1. Sean

    I hear the Packers “check” on everyone. I sure they also did it because Jackson and Rodgers know and respect each other.
    Rodgers was apparently instrumental in getting Jackson to go to Cal.
    Looks like he is going to go to highest bidder regardless of fit.

  2. dustin

    Just draft brandin cooks at 21 if you’re looking for a player in the desean Jackson mold, you’ll get 4 years of much cheaper labor.

    • TyKo Steamboat

      Can’t burn a 1st or 2nd round pick on a WR. Maybe if we had 2 picks.

      Only way would be if a buncha teams reached at the top defensive talent out there & Ted Thompson has a high grade on a guy like Marquise Lee & he somehow slips past teams like the Jets & Ravens.

      Would be nice if one of those teams did draft Lee so as to free-up Calvin Pryor or Clinton-Dix for us to grab.

    • TyKo Steamboat

      He is dynamic & does stretch the field vertically…The chemistry with Rodgers is alluring too…

      But I’d rather have Cobb…& D Jax isn’t the smartest player either…

  3. Iltarion

    Dynamic would suggest he can do multiple things.

    No, he can’t. He is a small fast guy. The only thing he does is run by people.

    He doesn’t run good routes. He doesn’t block. He doesn’t have great hands. He doesn’t break tackles. And he isn’t a great locker room guy.

    I don’t see how he fits in with the Redskins because their WRs ARE all dynamic and do everything. The Saints would have been perfect for this guy, however.

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