Former Cal standout wide receiver DeSean Jackson is in his second day of meetings with the Washington Redskins. If the place he began his free agency tour also isn't the final stop, the 49ers are interested in meeting with Jackson, according to a report Tuesday.
The report by NBC News 4 in Washington D.C. said that the 49ers "reached out" to Jackson while he was at dinner with Redskins representatives Monday night and informed him that they want him to visit.
Jackson got released by the Eagles last Friday, which made him the highest-profile free agent still on the open market. The Raiders also have expressed interest.
Last Tuesday, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said that he had not contacted the Eagles about the prospect of trading for Jackson. That doesn't mean he isn't interested in acquiring Jackson, who is fresh from a monster season.
Though the 49ers have proven receivers Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin under contract, there is a burning need for a legitimate deep threat. Hence, the allure of Jackson.
In six seasons with the Eagles, Jackson caught 356 passes for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. He posted career-highs in receptions and yards last season and tied his career-best with nine touchdowns.