According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are expected to strongly pursue Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson this offseason.
Jackson - who will be an unrestricted free agent - joined the Redskins in 2014 after spending the first six years of his career in Philadelphia. Eagles' head coach Doug Pederson and Jackson are "big admirers" of each others, sources told Schefter.
Seemingly confirming a mutual interest between the two sides, a source close to the receiver now tells ESPN's Tim McManus that he'd be "intrigued" by the possibility of rejoining his former team.
Jackson, who first landed with the Eagles as a second-round pick back in 2008, will officially hit the free-agent market when the new league year opens on March 9, 2017.
The Eagles main priority will be to continue to develop franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, who could benefit greatly from the addition of a receiver with dynamic speed. The Eagles' current receiving core has been greatly disappointing this season and Wentz has been the victim of dropped passes all season long. In order to properly gauge his abilities, the Eagles must surround him with more reliable options next season.
In addition, the Redskins will have difficulty re-signing Jackson, as Jamison Crowder has emerged in the passing game. They also expect first-rounder Josh Doctson should be fully healthy next season, while quarterback Kirk Cousins is set for a massive payday.
This all adds up to a return to Philly for D-Jack.
Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press