Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson is unwilling to restructure his $10.5 million salary to expedite a trade and ultimately might be released by the Eagles, the New York Daily News reported.
"Philly is trading him or cutting him. That's a fact," a source told Daily News. "They don't want him."
Cutting Jackson, a former Cal star, would save $6.5 million against the 2014 cap and, perhaps more important, shave roughly $11 million off the Eagles' 2015 salary cap commitments. The team would prefer trading Jackson, but his unwillingness to restructure and the Eagles' intent to cut him make a trade increasingly unlikely.
The 49ers, Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots reportedly have inquired about trading for Jackson, with the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers reportedly leading the chase if/when Jackson is released.
Jets: New York quarterback Geno Smith is eager to work with Michael Vick, even if it means a hotly contested competition for the starting job.
"Awesome, man. Vick's my guy," Smith said during a fan signing event in West Virginia. "We needed to find a guy that was legitimately a guy that could come in and play. I think that's what we did."
Vick signed a one-year deal with the Jets on Friday, the same day New York released former starter Mark Sanchez. The Jets hope Vick, who spent the past five seasons with Philadelphia, will be able to push Smith in training camp.
Vick is "going to be a guy I can work with, have a really good working relationship with and also compete with," Smith said at the Charleston Civic Center.
Smith was unfazed by Vick's comments Friday night on a conference call with New York-area reporters that he wouldn't necessarily be content standing on the sideline all season.
"That's every quarterback," Smith said. "I understand where Mike's coming from. No one wants to sit the bench. I don't know a player that does."
Finley update: Green Bay Packers free agent tight end Jermichael Finley (neck surgery) is "at least two months" and "maybe several months more" from signing with an NFL team, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Sources told the paper that Finley's visit to Seattle ended in the Seahawks telling Finley to "stay in touch." Finley underwent spinal fusion surgery Nov. 14. He would collect a $10 million tax-free insurance policy were he to never play football again.
Rotoworld.com and The Associated Press contributed to this report.