Seahawks, Niners interested in Eagles WR Jackson

DeSean Jackson could find himself in Seattle or San Francisco next season. (USATSI)
DeSean Jackson might discover himself in Seattle or San Francisco subsequent season. (USATSI)

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The Seahawks and 49ers are among the teams exhibiting curiosity in Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, according to league sources.

The Eagles have stepped up efforts to commerce Jackson, in accordance with a number of sources, purchasing him to several teams. After re-signing Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, and with Jackson’s contract steep and this draft loaded with receivers, the Eagles are exploring all choices to move on without him.

Jackson is coming off a career yr in Chip Kelly’s offense but can be high upkeep and has chirped about his contract. Plus, Kelly’s system might proceed to assist enhance the production of different receivers.

With Jackson set to make $10.5 million and faced with a cap hit of over $12 million, trading Jackson might show tough. Jackson shouldn’t be looking to re-do his contract to facilitate a commerce thus far, with the chance to hit the open market and negotiate with any crew maybe advantageous. A number of basic managers said they have interest in Jackson but not at his present price tag, given a few of his baggage, they usually anticipate that ultimately the Eagles will release him.

The Seahawks and 49ers are amongst groups to have talked to the Eagles, sources stated, however they lack the cap house to soak up Jackson’s wage and trading for him could be cumbersome. Given that contract it is unlikely the Eagles get more than a mid-round decide for him, if they’re able to deal Jackson.

Jackson’s deal basically is a collection of one-12 months contracts, with his guaranteed money already paid out. In the last 13 months however, salaries for receivers have stabilized and that additionally limits the market of groups willing to pay Jackson a salary in extra of $10 million.

Attempts to deal him are anticipated to accentuate on the league conferences in Orlando, which happen subsequent week.

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Keyshawn Johnson will be a prep wide receivers coach across the country from ESPN studios

Move over Deion Sanders, you’ve got company on the commentator/high school football coach circuit.

Keyshawn Johnson is returning to football in Southern California as a prep position coach — GettyKeyshawn Johnson is returning to football in Southern California as a prep position coach — Getty

As first reported by the Orange County Register, former Jets, Buccaneers and Cowboys wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson is returning to competitive football, but will not do so in any playing capacity, but rather as an assistant prep football coach. The once dominant wide receiver will team up on coaching responsibilities for the wide receivers at Orange County powerhouse program Mission Viejo.

Fittingly, Johnson’s future coaching teammate is a pal from his past as well: Rob Johnson, the former NFL and USC quarterback who threw passes to Keyshawn Johnson when the pair starred for the Trojans together.

If nothing else, those two wide receivers coaches are going to shatter the largest net worth among tag teaming position coaches in prep football history.

Mission Viejo’s coach, Bob Johnson, told the Register that Keyshawn Johnson would work at all of the team’s Tuesday and Wednesday practices to allow him to continue fulfilling his NFL analyst duties for ESPN on the other side of the country in Connecticut. The elder Johnson, who is the father of Rob but unrelated to Keyshawn, also said that Keyshawn Johnson would be present as a coach for at least half of Mission Viejo’s matchups during the 2013 season.

The arrival of Keyshawn Johnson on the Mission Viejo sideline isn’t an entirely random or isolated incident. The former NFL star has a son who will be a freshman at Mission Viejo in fall 2013 and plans to play football for the Diablos. It’s unknown whether Keyshawn Johnson’s progeny will earn a spot on the varsity roster, but you can bet he’ll work out some at wide receiver.

When he does work out there, the youngest Johnson (we know this is getting confusing) will have plenty of accomplished coaches to provide guidance. He just needs to make sure not to call anyone — or everyone — Coach Johnson.

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