Lions don't appear to be interested in DeSean Jackson

Rich Schultz

It doesn't look like the Detroit Lions have any interest in wide receiver DeSean Jackson at this time.

Since being released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week, wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been connected to several teams. He's visiting the Washington Redskins on Monday, for example, and there appears to be a pretty nice market developing for Jackson despite there being concerns about his character.

At least so far, the Detroit Lions have not been connected to Jackson as a potential landing spot for him, and based on Jim Caldwell's comments on Monday, I don't expect that to change going forward.

Caldwell didn't completely close the door on the Lions making a run at Jackson, but it simply wouldn't make much sense to sign him. The Lions have only $1.5 million in cap space right now, meaning Jackson is way out of their price range. What's more, the Lions have really shied away from players with character concerns in recent years. Whether those allegations of gang ties are true or not is unknown, but something caused the Eagles to release Jackson after a career season. That alone is a major red flag.

If the Lions hadn't already signed Golden Tate, then perhaps they would have a different stance on trying to go after Jackson. With Tate in the fold, though, the Lions can really wait until the draft to further address their need at wide receiver.

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