It appeared late Monday night as if the Redskins and DeSean Jackson were getting closer to finalizing an agreement, but last we heard, there’s no deal in place yet between the two sides. It could just be a matter of time until that changes, so we’ll keep tabs on Tuesday’s rumors and updates on Jackson right here, with any new items added to the top of the list throughout the day:
- In a positive development for those hoping that Jackson will sign with the Redskins, Diana Russini of NBC Washington tweets that Jackson had a flight out of Washington scheduled for this evening, but he did not get on it. He will stay in the capital tonight.
- Although it was reported earlier that Jackson has left Redskins Park without a contract, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets that Jackson is still in the area and negotiations with the Redskins are continuing. As ESPN.com’s John Keim noted, the issue was not whether Jackson left Redskins Park, but whether he left the area altogether. If he does ultimately leave without a contract, there is a real fear among the Redskins’ brass that they might lose him.
- Citing sources close to Jackson, Diana Russini of NBC Washington tweets that if Jackson leaves town without a contract, he will meet with the 49ers tomorrow.
- James Walker of ESPN.com (Twitter link) hears that the Bills have removed themselves from the running for Jackson as other teams push to land the receiver.
- Agent Joel Segal and members of the Redskins‘ brass are sitting down to begin negotiations for Jackson, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter).
- A league source tells Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington (via Twitter) that Jackson has left Redskins Park after about three hours of meeting with the team. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link) confirms as much, though he adds that the plan is for Jackson to remain in town in hopes of working out a deal.
- A.J. Perez of NJ.com, one half of the reporting team who originally published last week’s report about Jackson’s alleged gang ties, hears from a law enforcement source that the Raiders and 49ers have reached out to the LAPD to inquire about Jackson, but the Redskins haven’t.
- The Redskins and Jackson have yet to discuss specific contract terms, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, who tweets that the 49ers‘ interest is “real but guarded.”
- With Dianna Russini of NBC Washington reporting that the Browns and 49ers are in the mix for Jackson, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com and Albert Breer of the NFL Network caution that the price would have to be right for San Francisco to have legitimate interest in the standout receiver (Twitter links).
- Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie is wary about going all-in for Jackson, given the ex-Eagle’s reputation as a me-first player, a league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
- Echoing what we hearing last night, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports tweets that there’s no agreement in place between Jackson and the Redskins, but that he’s had a “solid visit” in Washington so far. Mike Jones of the Washington Post hears from one source that the two sides may be “getting close,” while John Keim of ESPN.com says (via Twitter) Washington head coach Jay Gruden “really wants” Jackson, adding that both sides are motivated to get something done.
- Jackson is out to breakfast this morning with Redskins officials, as his visit continues, tweets Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
- According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, if Jackson leaves Washington without a deal, he’s expected to visit the Raiders next. Garafolo also mentioned in the tweet linked above that Oakland remains in the mix.