Chiefs Have Reached Out To DeSean Jackson


January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders running back Jamaal Charles (25) of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with receiver DeSean Jackson (10) of the Philadelphia Eagles and Jackson

The Kansas City Chiefs have reached out to free agent DeSean Jackson according to 610 Sports Radio.

Jackson, 27, was released by the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon amid reports of a possible connection with a Los Angeles-based gang. Andy Reid drafted Jackson and coached him in Philadelphia, so the reported call to Jackson’s agent would suggest these gang reports are not considered to be too concerning. Between Reid, offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, and wide receiver coach David Culley, no other team outside of the Eagles knows Jackson better.

There is a clear need for Jackson in Kansas City. Jackson excels as both a deep threat and working in space, which is something Kansas City needs to add opposite of Dwayne Bowe. Given Jackson’s age and past production, the fit would seem ideal for the Chiefs.

Other reports have at least six other teams contacting Jackson today.