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The Philadelphia Eagles are open to trading the playmaking wide receiver if the right offer comes their way. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the Eagles are "listening" on Jackson, though Rapoport downplayed the idea that the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots are legitimate landing spots.
Jackson's availability adds an interesting wrinkle to free agency as the market of impact players -- or perceived impact players -- dries up. Jackson represents instant adrenaline, a cure-all for teams unsatisfied with the dynamism of their attack.
But interested teams would be wise to wonder why Chip Kelly would be so open to parting ways with a chess piece who created mismatches for Philadelphia on a weekly basis. Jackson makes a lot of plays, but that's not all you get when you bring him into your building.
Here's what else we learned on Day 8 of free agency Tuesday:
- The Oakland Raiders might have finally found a left tackle. The team moved on from its Rodger Saffold fiasco by agreeing to terms with Donald Penn, the seven-year veteran who was released last week by the Buccaneers. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that Penn will get the first crack at the left tackle job in Oakland.
- Jared Allen's hard-luck March continues. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Allen (who wrapped his visit with the Cowboys on Tuesday) is now unlikely to sign with Dallas after the Melton deal. A source familiar with the situation told Rapoport there are other teams in the mix that are better fits.
- The Jets lost out on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Rex Ryanis "pissed."Antonio Cromartie makes plenty of sense as a fallback option, but Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports New York is "not being very aggressive" in its pursuit of the veteran. If the Jets feel they must use their first-round pick on another cornerback, consider it a major failure of the John Idzik era.