Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions: Jim Caldwell Discusses DeSean Jackson


The Detroit Lions are in need of another wide receiver despite the presence of Calvin Johnson and the signing of Golden Tate in free agency. With Friday’s bombshell news that the Philadelphia Eagles had released DeSean Jackson, it makes sense that some might wonder if the Lions would show interest.

ESPN Radio’s Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic took their show on the road to broadcast from Ford Field this morning and the topic of Jackson came up when Jim Caldwell joined the show.

It’s the type of answer that is to be expected and while the quote seems to leave the door open, the fact the Lions haven’t discussed Jackson is more telling. Other teams are far beyond “discussing” Jackson and have moved on to actually showing interest. The Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills are the early teams to watch. Even if the Lions wanted to make a move on Jackson, they may not be able to anyway due to salary cap limitations.

Expect the Lions to continue the plan of adding a free agent wide receiver (task complete with Golden Tate) and drafting at least one receiver who can contribute as a rookie.

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  • Babs Boudrie

    As a lions fan, no thanks.

  • Herman Moore

    Philly didn’t cut one of the league’s best receivers just because they don’t like his friends. I’m thinking they know something we don’t.

    • bobdd

      Philly cut him because the management doesn’t know how to handle a talented playmaker. That’s why they will be cellar dwellers this year. The lions have the same problem

  • ghostwriterpistolcity

    He would be pefect for the lions