Free agent WR DeSean Jackson has reportedly made the Washington Redskins his first free agent visit today (Monday). But the Bills are still in the mix for the dynamic receivers services.
That according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 2014
Just how far the Bills are willing to go to land Jackson is difficult to ascertain at this point. Most NFL clubs at this juncture do not have tons of free agent money to spend as teams need to be mindful of the money needed for their rookie pool that will qualify towards the salary cap.
That might mean that NFL clubs that are interested may only be able to commit to a one-year deal, which has become more and more popular the later and later it gets in free agency. One-year deals are also popular for players looking to re-establish their fair market value, hoping to put up a big season and land a bigger contract in free agency next offseason.
If Jackson wants something more than a one-year deal it might prove hard to land at this point despite his proven track record of playmaking ability.
A handicapping of the teams in pursuit of DeSean Jackson was put together by Washington Redskins ESPN blogger John Keim, though it should be pointed out that money won’t be the only factor for Jackson.
Tags: DeSean Jackson, NFL free agency
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