Eagles release DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson, an electrifying and enigmatic Eagles wide receiver for six years, is done in Philadelphia.
The Eagles, tired of Jackson’s Hollywood lifestyle and unwilling to pay him $30 million over the next three years, outright released the three-time Pro Bowl wideout on Friday, severing ties with one of the NFL’s most feared playmakers after his best season.
The announcement came with a team statement: “After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today."
Jackson, who turned 27 last December, is a free agent for the first time in his pro career. Last year, his 1,339 yards ranked second-most in franchise history for a single season, his 6,117 yards rank fourth in team history and his four punt-return touchdowns are the most ever by an Eagle.
His 12 career touchdowns of at least 50 yards are tied for the most among active NFL players with Calvin Johnson and his 17.2 yards-per-catch average is second-highest among players with at least 300 receptions.
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