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Patriots Express Trade Interest in WR Desean Jackson

How’s this for juicy free agent gossip? Hours after it was revealed that the Eagles were shopping around wide receiver, Desean Jackson, it was announced that the Patriots and 49ers had expressed immediate interest. The potenial trade could ship Jackson out of Philly for as little as a third round pick.

The acquisition of Jackson would give New England that true deep-ball burner they have lacked in recent years. While everyone should certainly temper their excitement, it is fun to imagine the possibilities in reclaiming an ultra-high octane offense, to go along with the newly-revamped defense.

The Patriots have already added one free agent wide receiver in ex-Carolina WR Brandon LaFell, while also resigining Julian Edelman to a four-year deal.

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  • Mattia Rizzo

    SF has the advantage of having two 3rd rounders. NE can try to close that with 4th and Amendola, hoping that Edelman stays healthy (…). Interesting situation.

    • J.T. McGrath

      Amendola was the first thought that popped into my mind as well. Whether you’re a fan of this Jackson talk or not, it is indeed an interesting situation.

      • Mattia Rizzo

        The thing is that SF can get everywhere on the draft board and the Pats hasn’t a lot of picks (I expect them to trade back too for this year) nor the money to pay the guy, or the willing to do so. In the end I don’t expect anything to happen.

  • TruTechnician ^S^

    Breaking News: Adam Schefter reports that Eagles are close to a deal with the New England Patriots that would send star-troubled WR DeSean Jackson to New England. It is believed the Eagles will In return receive; WR Danny Amendola, DT Vince Wilfork, Patriots 3rd round pick (93rd overall), and the Patriots 2015 4th round pick. New England wants a future late round pick before making the deal official. More info to come in the next hour.