Charles Woodson: Raiders should bring in DeSean Jackson


Oakland Raiders free safety  Charles Woodson says wide receiver DeSean Jackson would be welcomed in Oakland.

Jackson was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.

“Bring him in, I think he would look good in the silver and black,” Woodson told ESPN radio affiliate 95.7 The Game on Friday. “Of course I know the business side of it, but I’ve watched this guy and what he is, is a dynamic football player. What they’re talking [about] as far as off-the-field stuff, I have no clue about. The team would have to do their homework as far as that’s concerned.

“But when you talk about bringing in a guy as talented as he is, and you have that opportunity, I think you take a shot at it. And I think where we are as a team, we need all the playmakers we can have, and adding that guy would definitely help take us to the next level.”

Jackson has reportedly been linked to gangs in his Los Angeles-area home.  But the 27-year-old is coming off a career year in which he caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

Woodson, who will be entering his 17th season, said the late Al Davis would have signed Jackson.

“There is no question in my mind that this is the type of player that Al would bring in,” Woodson said. “You hear about the off-field stuff but I don’t think Al would concern himself with that too much. I think Al would do his homework. But I think he would take a serious hard look, and if there was an opportunity I think he would bring that guy in.

“DeSean can stretch the field, and we know how much Al loved having guys that can stretch the field. So I don’t think there is any question he would bring him in.”

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