Patriots remain a top landing spot in a DeSean Jackson trade from Eagles

DeSean Jackson, Eagles receiver
Reports are claiming DeSean Jackson’s departure from Philly is a matter of when, not if. Credit: Getty Images

Another day has passed and wide receiver DeSean Jackson remains in Philadelphia. But, for sure, Jackson’s situation in Philly is not copacetic and could end in a trade or flat-out release at any moment in the coming weeks.

An unnamed source told the New York Daily News this past weekend: “The Eagles are trading or cutting [Jackson]. That’s a fact. They don’t want him.”

The latest team to enter the sweepstakes for Philly’s controversial receiver are the New York Jets as owner Woody Johnson said on Sunday that his team was in “win-now mode.”

“We’re looking at a number of players, including DeSean,” Johnson told the New York Daily News. “He’s a very good player, but we’re looking at a number of them.

“I’m not going to use the word ‘patient’ anymore. We want to do it now. Our job is to perform for our audience and that’s what we want to do.”

The Jets’ AFC East rival, the New England Patriots, still have to be considered the front-runners, however, as Philly reportedly would much rather ship him to an AFC team than an NFC team and the Pats’ salary cap situation, though closing, is better than other potential suitors like the Jets.

A story regarding Jackson’s possible landing spots suggested the Patriots, with $8 million in cap space, could package a high-end 2014 draft pick (the Pats have three top 100 picks at 29, 62 and 93 overall picks) and a young player like defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.

Follow Metro Boston sports editor Matt Burke on Twitter @BurkeMetroBOS


Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.


Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…


OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…


MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.


Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."


'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.


'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."


TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.


Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.


Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.


Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”


Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.


Editors pick: Margiela's finger armor ring

These cool rings from Maison Martin Margiela are designed to overlap over the finger, covering each joint like armor.


Givenchy champions diversity

Riccardo Tisci's uses a variety of ethnically diverse ladies for his spring campaign including Erykah Badu.


Don't settle for the hotel fitness center with…

Travelers who want to skip the hotel fitness center in favor of local gyms that may offer better equipment, classes and amenities can turn to…


Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.



  1. “the Pats’ salary cap situation, though closing, is better than other potential suitors like the Jets.”