The Eagles reportedly want at least a third round pick for DeSean Jackson via trade, but Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com believes that might actually be optimistic. This year’s draft is unusually deep, meaning that the asking price for picks will be exceptionally high. Clubs may also be concerned about how productive Jackson could be in their own offenses as opposed to Philadelphia’s system. Here’s more from around the NFC:
- Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that cornerback Keenan Lewis has restructured his contract, creating some 2014 cap space for the Saints. Holder adds in a separate article that the club created $1.4MM in 2014 cap savings with Pierre Thomas‘ new deal.
- Safety James Ihedigbo has hired a new agent and the Lions can resume their pursuit of him if they want, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press (on Twitter). Ihedigbo and Detroit appeared to be on the one-yard line in reaching an agreement but a snafu involving the safety’s agent held things up. The 30-year-old started all 16 games last season for the Ravens after recording just 15 starts in the first five years of his career.
- Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com breaks down Henry Melton‘s newly-signed contract with the Cowboys, which could be worth as little as $2.25MM and as much as $29MM.
- The Cowboys, Seahawks, Bears, and Dolphins had some level of interest in defensive tackle Tom Johnson before he agreed to sign with the Vikings, a source tells Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter link).
- Finding a replacement for Toby Gerhart to back up Adrian Peterson at running back sounds like a low priority for the Vikings, writes Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Zach Links contributed to this post.