The Patriots' interest in Jackson follows a weekend report that the team offered its 2017 first-round pick (No. 32 overall) to the New Orleans Saints for 23-year-old wideout Brandin Cooks, who has a similar skill set to Jackson.
In one of the more unexpected reports of the offseason so far, a source told the Washington Post that the Patriots are one of three teams that called the Washington Redskins and "inquired" about three-time Pro-Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles have also expressed notable interest, with the former considered the favorite to acquire Jackson's services.
It looks like the New England Patriots are trying to add another target for Tom Brady to throw touchdown passes to.
It is still uncertain where Jackson wants to go if he decides to leave Washington, but it is highly likely that he will pick a team where he can contend for the title next season.
Jackson had a $3.75 million base salary last season, with $5.5 million in bonuses. On Tuesday, it looks as though they had talks with free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson - who led the entire league in yards per catch (17.9) in 2016.
The Titans probably would like to find a better value as well.