Found January 29, 2012 on
The Penalty Flag:
2011 was the final season of DeSean Jackson’s rookie contract. It paid him $600,000 dollars. To a struggling writer that’s a pot of gold but to an NFL receiver it’s chump change. Jackson held out at the start of the season in hopes of a new contract. When the Eagles wouldn’t budge he eventually reported only to have his second consecutive season of declining numbers. In 2009, Jackson caught nine touchdown passes. In two seasons since he has combined for only 10 with six in 2010 and four in 2011. Because of this decline Jackson’s estimation of his value differs significantly from that of the Eagles. If a contract can’t be negotiated between the two parties DeSean Jackson will become a prized free agent in 2012. Here are five teams that could use his services. Chicago Bears: The Bears desperately need help at the receiver position. The Roy Williams – Sam Hurd experiment in 2011 was an epic failure. Johnny Knox and Devin Hester are explosive but are complimentary receivers at best. By far the best receiver on the Bears’ roster is Earl Bennett. Quarterback Jay Cutler and Bennett have exceptional chemistry and productivity on the field. That would only be enhanced [...]
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