DeSean Jackson's whirlwind free agency tour will start Monday.
According to reports, Jackson will visit the Washington Redskins at the start of the week.
Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles Friday despite leading the team with 1,332 receiving and nine touchdown receptions in 2013. Jackson's release came after a report from NJ.com which alleged Jackson had associations with Los Angeles-based gang members. The Los Angeles Police Department later stated Jackson had not been linked to any gang activity.
For interested teams, Jackson comes with a sign bearing "buyer beware."
However, the Redskins have nearly $7 million to spend and lack a true complimentary receiver.
Washington's top receiver, Pierre Garcon, led the NFL with 184 targets. The Redskins' No. 2 wide receiver, Santana Moss, finished the 2013 campaign with only 80 targets.
Jackson could help complete a Redskins' offense that wants to test defenses vertically and really take advantage of Robert Griffin III's ability to throw the deep-pass.
"If we could add a piece like that … he's a threat whenever the ball is in hands," Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall told CSNWashington.com.
"It automatically makes the special teams better. He's a deep threat. You can't put eight in the box. Man, if we could pull that off …I was a little disappointed early on in free agency, but if we could pull that off, hell, that would my day, make my year."
But the Redskins aren't the only team interested.
The Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders are the Redskins' primary competition to eventually land the talented wide receiver.
Oakland has traditionally been a bastion for players considered troublesome. For Jackson, it would be a homecoming.
"There is no question in my mind that this is the type of player that [former Raiders owner Al Davis] would bring in," Raiders S Charles Woodson told 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. "You hear about the off-field stuff but I don't think Al would concern himself with that too much. I think Al would do his homework. But I think he would take a serious hard look, and if there was an opportunity I think he would bring that guy in."
Among the teams which were thought to have some interest in Jackson, the Kansas City Chiefs are "now out" of the running. The Carolina Panthers are still in desperate need of wide receiver help, but Jackson doesn't appear to be the answer. The Jets have not inquired about Jackson. While the Browns have plenty of money to spend, Cleveland also seems to be an unlikely destination.