A source familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson planned to visit the Washington Redskins on Monday night and Tuesday.
The source says the Redskins were one of several teams interested in Jackson, who was released Friday by the Philadelphia Eagles after a career-best season and amid reports of off-the-field concerns. The person spoke to the Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the Redskins had not announced the visit.
The Eagles had tried to trade Jackson and there were questions about his work ethic. He also upset the organization further when he lobbied for a new contact shortly after Philadelphia was eliminated in the playoffs.
When Jackson was released, he issued a statement denying he was associated with gang activity.
Raiders sign corner
The Oakland Raiders added another proven veteran to their rebuilding defense, signing free-agent cornerback Carlos Rogers to a one-year contract. Rogers, 32, joins former San Francisco 49ers secondary mate Tarell Brown on Oaklandís overhauled defense.
After showing some promise early in the season, the Raiders defense wilted late and allowed the second-most points per game (28.3) in franchise history. Oakland has had two of the three highest scoring seasons allowed in coach Dennis Allenís first two years with the franchise. That led to the big changes on defense this offseason.
Rogers played an NFL-high 1,259 snaps as a slot cornerback in his three years in San Francisco, according to Pro Football Focus. He will likely play that role again in Oakland on the nickel defense and will also compete with last yearís first-round pick D.J. Hayden for a starting spot outside across from Brown.
Giants add two players
The New York Giants re-signed defensive tackle Mike Patterson and added cornerback Zack Bowman on Monday.
Patterson spent last season with the Giants after eight years in Philadelphia. He played in all 16 games for the first time since 2009 and made 35 tackles. In nine years, Patterson has played in 131 regular-season games.
Bowman played his first six seasons with the Bears. His career statistics include 151 tackles, 10 interceptions, 19 passes defensed and five fumble recoveries, two for touchdowns. He also played on special teams for the Bears.