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Posted: Saturday, 29 March 2014 12:40PM

Bills a "wildcard" team for DeSean Jackson, per report

(WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Bills are in the hunt for offensive playmakers this offseason, and that doesn't preclude finding one through free agency if the right talent is available. According to Ian Rapoport of, the Bills have some interest in wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

The Philadelphia Eagles released Jackson on Friday after days of speculation that the team was trying to trade the receiver to another franchise. That didn't work out and the Eagles elected to sever ties with him.

Rapoport said that both the Bills and Washington Redskins are thought to be "wildcard teams" in the Jackson sweepstakes, and have shown interest along with the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. Jackson, 27, is coming off a Pro Bowl season in Philadelphia where he caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

While the Bills are thought to be looking for size at the receiver position, the free agent doesn't provide that. He's an explosive playmaker on the field but stands only 5-foot-10 and 175-pounds.

Questions have arisen about Jackson's off-the-field lifestyle, which were raised just hours ahead of his release from the Eagles. A report from suggested that the wide receiver has suspected ties to gangs in the Los Angeles area. Following his release from the Eagles, Jackson sent out a statement not only to thank the organization, but to vehemently deny any involvement in gangs.

Despite the concerns, the wide receiver has found plenty of interest on the open market, and now the Bills are among the teams interested. He has started all six seasons he has been in the NFL after Philadelphia selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

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