Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Will interest in Jackson turn serious?
By Bill Williamson
The San Francisco 49ers are open to the idea of signing DeSean Jackson. However, we do not have clarity on how far the 49ers will go in their pursuit of the receiver or if they will even get a chance.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that the 49ers are a team to watch in the Jackson pursuit, tweeting that their interest is "real but guarded." A Washington television station reported that the 49ers called Jackson to set up a visit while he was dining with Redskins officials Monday night.
While the 49ers are showing interest, there is no guarantee they will get the opportunity to execute their pursuit. There have been multiple reports that Jackson's agent is negotiating with the Redskins on a contract Tuesday afternoon.
If talks with the Redskins bog down, it may be time to look into the possibility of the 49ers making a successful pursuit of Jackson. There is no doubt he'd be a fit on the field, but there are major financial obstacles the 49ers will have to work out if it gets to that point.