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DeSean Jackson, Oakland Raiders have mutual interest

On Friday's edition of the "Around The League Podcast," we all took a stab at DeSean Jackson's next landing spot.

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Gregg Rosenthal's penchant for following the money has given him a leg up with his choice of the Oakland Raiders.

Prior to his release, Jackson put the word out to the Raiders of his interest in joining the organization, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via sources involved in the situation.

The Raiders were Jackson's favorite team growing up, per Rapoport. Oakland also is close to the wide receiver's Bay Area college roots at Cal.

The interest is mutual. Rapoport hears the Raiders have been doing research on Jackson for more than a week.

That doesn't mean they will make a rash decision, however. One thing Oakland doesn't have to worry about anymore is narrowing the knowledge gap with Kansas City. Though coach Andy Reid had an interest -- as well as five seasons of experience as Jackson's head coach in Philadelphia -- Rapoport reported Saturday night that according to a source informed of the wide receiver's plans, the Chiefs are now out of the running.

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In addition to the Raiders, Rapoport reports, via sources informed of Jackson's situation, that the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills have emerged as two "wild-card" teams in the hunt.

Our "DeSean Jackson tracker" has all of the latest updates on the Jets, Panthers and Buccaneers as well.

Nearly 24 hours after Jackson's release, the Raiders and Redskins appear to be the frontrunners for his services, with several teams lurking on the perimeter.

The latest "Around The League Podcast" reviews potential landing spots for DeSean Jackson and declares this week's winners and losers.

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