Earlier this month, Philly.com’s Jimmy Kempski blew the lid off of the NFL hot-stove, by connecting the dots that the re-signings of both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper could signal that a trade of DeSean Jackson was imminent. In over two weeks since then, Jackson hasn’t been traded, but, both locally and nationally, we continue to try to put our finger on just what it is that makes Jackson a piece the Eagles would consider moving, despite the fact that he is coming off of a career year.
Over the weekend, I got a chance to discuss this very topic with Kempski (who holds firm to the idea that Jackson could be moved), as well as other pressing Eagles topics.
Tim Kelly: A couple weeks ago, you speculated that DeSean Jackson could be available via trade. Since then, speculation hasn’t exactly died down. How realistic is it that Jackson is actually moved this off-season?
Jimmy Kempski: I do think it’s a legitimate possibility that DeSean will not be an Eagle in 2014, whether he’s traded or cut.