49ers, Patriots interested in WR DeSean Jackson; Eagles want third rounder in return

Wednesday March 19th, 2014

caption goes here (Carlos M. Saavedra/SI)DeSean Jackson ranked third in the NFL last year in yards per reception at 16.2. (Carlos M. Saavedra/SI)

The Eagles are entertaining offers for DeSean Jackson, and the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots are interested in acquiring the three-time Pro Bowl receiver, according to CSNPhilly.com.

In return, Philadelphia wants at least a third rounder. The Eagles reportedly told Jackson last week that they're not actively shopping him but are listening to offers.

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Philadelphia listened to offers for Jackson last year and at the time asked for a second rounder in return. The Eagles then lowered those expectations by seeing if they could get a middle-rounder, but no trade came about.

The 27-year-old tied a career high with nine touchdowns last season and averaged 16.2 yards per reception, a mark that ranked third among wideouts with at least 80 receptions. He's now two years into a five-year deal worth $51 million, with $10.25 million to be paid as a base salary for this upcoming season.

The Eagles have no comment on the rumors of Jackson's possible departure, according to CSN Philly.

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