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One of the angles we've been watching in the DeSean Jackson saga has been the market for other free agent WRs. It will be significant both in that what other guys get will help set the market for him and if the team decides to let him walk we want to know who might replace him. We've heard that Dwayne Bowe could be franchised and Stevie Johnson is apparently far apart with the Bills...
But one other important guy will be Saints WR Marques Colston. At 28, he's older than Jackson, but still not old and he's been incredibly consistent in his career. He doesn't have Jackson's speed, but he's got the size and strength DeSean lacks. They could certainly see similar money this offseason.
He's significant because he very well may be hitting the open market thanks to the Saints inability to get a deal done with Drew Brees. Reportedly the sides are far apart and the Saints are preparing to use the tag on Brees.
That means that won't have the tag available to keep Colston and he'll hit the open market. At that point he could either help set the market for Jackson, or the Eagles could choose to cut Jackson loose and go after a guy who's 6-4 and has had at least 1,000 yards in all but one of his 6 NFL seasons.
I'm sure no one would be too upset if that happened.