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DeSean Jackson says there has been "no progress" on a new contract

Like Titans running back Chris Johnson, Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has greatly outperformed his rookie contract.

Unlike Johnson, Jackson hasn’t taken a stand.

And though an unexpected absence from a week of Organized Team Activities prompted speculation that Jackson could be making his displeasure known, he missed the workouts for personal reasons — and he has yet to say anything to suggest he isn’t happy.

On Monday, Jackson provided an update on the situation at his youth football camp in Mooestown, New Jersey.  “There has been no progress so far,” Jackson said, per Tyler Dunne of the Philadelphia Daily News.  “I’m looking forward to just working
with them and hopefully making something happen.”

Jackson, a second-round pick in 2008, has two years left on his rookie deal.  If the new free-agency rules move eligibility for unrestricted free agency to five years, he’ll then have a year as an unrestricted free agent.  If the new rules preserve the franchise tag, the Eagles probably would use it on him in 2013.

He’s surely hoping that, long before 2013, the Eagles will sign him to a long-term deal.  But with some already comparing him to the team’s last great wideout (and with Jackson not pleased by the perceived parallels to Terrell Owens), the third-year player seems to be intent on charting a course far different than the T.O. distraction and disruption tour of 2005.

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35 Responses to “DeSean Jackson says there has been "no progress" on a new contract”
  1. Really? says: Jun 28, 2010 5:01 PM

    Cue the idiotic “Jackson is (fill in dumb comment here)”
    In 3…2…

  2. buddha says: Jun 28, 2010 5:03 PM

    Even though this young man has said nothing wrong or even complained about his contract, I’m sure plenty of Desean Haters are going to be more than happy to bash him as talk about how he needs to shut up and play football. . . . . . . . . . . .lets see. . . . . . .

  3. Tdk24 says: Jun 28, 2010 5:21 PM

    That’s funny. He knows that his stats will be nowhere near what they were with McNabb at the helm and wants his money now.

  4. J-oh says: Jun 28, 2010 5:22 PM

    Dude you haven’t accomplished anything. Stupid people these days want new deals after one decent year. Rick Mirer had one good year too. So what? Do something that matters inn the NFL before you bitch about a new deal.

  5. december says: Jun 28, 2010 5:43 PM

    Ah yet ANOTHER article trying to link Desean Jackson to T.O. Hmm, it must be Monday…

  6. Buck Stallion says: Jun 28, 2010 5:45 PM

    I’ve been doing my job too, & no one in my management chain has offered me 4 or 5 times what I’m currently making. But I am looking forward to working with them and hopefully making something happen.

  7. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jun 28, 2010 5:50 PM

    I can’t believe Devon Thomas was picked before this pip-squeek

  8. Bigbluefan says: Jun 28, 2010 6:02 PM

    Not to disapoint but STFU and do your job
    I want I want I want
    Pay me Pay me Pay me
    Are you kidding me your QB is gone one of the two you have left is on his way back to the big house and the other is already hearing footsteps.
    You and the rest of your team are heading to the NFC East Basement
    You will loss all 6 NFC east games this year
    And once again the Egals will SUCK SUCK SUCK
    Yeah I know the Giants suck Eli is no good yeah yeah yeah
    BUT WE HAVE Not one not two but Yes Three Three SB Championships to your ZERO
    So Die egals Die

  9. december says: Jun 28, 2010 6:03 PM

    Florio: How’s about waiting for Desean Jackson to actually start bitching about his contract before writing senseless article after senseless article about it? I know it’s the offseason, but damn…maybe decrease your quota of articles you need to write during the offseason?

  10. Buck Stallion says: Jun 28, 2010 6:04 PM

    Hey J-oh, since we’re talking about pro football & not college, what year was it that was decent for Rick Mirer?

  11. geo1113 says: Jun 28, 2010 6:10 PM

    Tdk24 says:
    June 28, 2010 5:21 PM
    That’s funny. He knows that his stats will be nowhere near what they were with McNabb at the helm and wants his money now.
    ===========================
    You may want to check the at the game logs.
    2 games with Kolb – 10 receptions, 250 Yards, 2 TDs – 71 and 64 yards.

  12. CRM0055 says: Jun 28, 2010 6:32 PM

    yo Big Blue
    did you make the playoffs last year?
    The only good thing about McNabb going to the Redskins is they’ll beat NY and the giants could easily go 0 – 6 in the nfc east

  13. Buck Stallion says: Jun 28, 2010 6:46 PM

    Yeah geo1113, too bad the Eagles won’t be playing the Chiefs & Saints defenses this year.

  14. The Briggadier says: Jun 28, 2010 6:49 PM

    Where does the comparison to T.O. come from? Yes, they are both excellent receivers, but aside from that…?
    DeSean Jackson is a young, energetic receiver who has experienced a lot of success very quickly in the NFL. He is just the kind of receiver the Eagles need, because they’ve had a bunch of monks for the past 11 years, aside from T.O. and maybe Freddie Mitchell (and his big mouth).
    All DeSean does is talk about how he is excited about how young the team is this year, and that he is looking forward to Kolb being the quarterback. What else has the nam said/done?
    If you want to point your finger at anyone, point it at McNabb, who has a history of being overly sensitive. He had it under control until T.O.’s second year, and then he started acting like everything the media asked him was annoying and a waste of time. While that is probably true, as a leader you have to show the face your team needs to see, not what your insecure little ego feels like showing. McNabb was definitely jabbing DeSean via the media, which is the equivalent of a high school senior picking on a freshman.
    In this case, the freshman has already shown a higher ceiling of potential than the senior did in 11 years.

  15. CheezWhizard says: Jun 28, 2010 6:59 PM

    Enough with the TO comparisons. Until Jackson starts yelling at Kolb on the sidelines, overdoses on vitamins, and spends a year in obscurity just leave it alone. Until there is a contract update, stop periodically reminding us there is no contract update. In other news; the moon did not explode today.

  16. LAEaglefan says: Jun 28, 2010 7:01 PM

    While its possible that his stats could drop with McNabb gone, they may also improve. Kolb is a much more accurate passer than McNabb, although he may not be as proficient with the deep throws. So what we could see with Jackson is his total catches increasing and his total yardage decreasing. Yet another thing that could factor into it is that with everyone predicting that the Eagles will win fewer games with Kolb at the helm, that means they’ll be throwing even more, being behind a lot in games, potentially giving Jackson more opportunities for receptions.

  17. goboys82 says: Jun 28, 2010 7:12 PM

    In this case, the freshman has already shown a higher ceiling of potential than the senior did in 11 years.
    Um… the “senior” took that team to 5 championships and a super bowl. You’ve got 2 games against two questionable D’s and you use THAT to say he’s better? And one of those games he still lost… I’d give it a few games against a defense before you throw the money at him… oh wait, u already did. Well lets hope he’s worth it or those eagle fans will boo him out of philly.

  18. geo1113 says: Jun 28, 2010 8:06 PM

    Buck Stallion says:
    June 28, 2010 6:46 PM
    Yeah geo1113, too bad the Eagles won’t be playing the Chiefs & Saints defenses this year.
    ===============
    Right, but they have Detroit, Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Tennessee.

  19. lurch's nyquil says: Jun 28, 2010 8:12 PM

    65 catches, 975 yards, 6 tds.

  20. comment_submission_error says: Jun 28, 2010 8:22 PM

    # Buck Stallion says: June 28, 2010 6:04 PM
    Hey J-oh, since we’re talking about pro football & not college, what year was it that was decent for Rick Mirer?
    Remember that time when he was playing for the Raiders and he helicoptered into the end zone? He didn’t do squat after that, so it wasn’t that year.

  21. SKINSFANTOM says: Jun 28, 2010 8:37 PM

    this douche wants a new contract? didn’t he just join the league?

  22. VegasBronco says: Jun 28, 2010 8:54 PM

    WHOA, explain to me why Jackson SHOULD get a new contract? Did he not sign a 4 YEAR ontract in 2008? And now a small (5’9″ 167lbs) thinks he has done enough to FORCE a new contract.
    These new age players need to get some know-how up along side their heads.
    OH and at that signing, did he not get $1.4 MILLION signing bonus?
    Get real kid, honor your contract.

  23. Mooch says: Jun 28, 2010 9:00 PM

    I dunno, Reid protected every QB except for McNabb…who he really put a lot of pressure on with a pass-heavy system.
    I suspect he’ll return to sanity with Kolb and mix in more running plays.
    Yeah, the Saints blew. They didn’t win anything last year. Too bad we can’t play ‘em 16 times.

  24. Route36West says: Jun 28, 2010 9:00 PM

    Do you guys understand how questions work? One guys asks another guy something and he answers. What’s so hard about that?
    Jackson is not going around holding press conferences or just blurting things out about his contract with no profication. He is just simply answering questions. A reporter will ask him about his contract and hes giving them an answer. Its actually part of his contract to talk to the media and when you talk to the media you will be asked questions the public is interested in knowing the answers too. And sometimes the media ask questions in the hopes of stirring up drama.
    And still hes answering those questions exactly how you would want him to. He cant control the questions hes asked just like he cant control the stupidity of the readers on this website that dont understand that.

  25. Really? says: Jun 28, 2010 9:08 PM

    That’s funny. He knows that his stats will be nowhere near what they were with McNabb at the helm and wants his money now.
    _____________________
    Idiot comment #1. Congrats.

  26. Really? says: Jun 28, 2010 9:08 PM

    Dude you haven’t accomplished anything. Stupid people these days want new deals after one decent year. Rick Mirer had one good year too. So what? Do something that matters inn the NFL before you bitch about a new deal.
    ___________________________
    Idiot comment #2. Congrats!

  27. Really? says: Jun 28, 2010 9:09 PM

    I’ve been doing my job too, & no one in my management chain has offered me 4 or 5 times what I’m currently making. But I am looking forward to working with them and hopefully making something happen.
    _____________________________-
    Idiot comment #3. congrats!

  28. Really? says: Jun 28, 2010 9:10 PM

    Not to disapoint but STFU and do your job
    I want I want I want
    Pay me Pay me Pay me
    Are you kidding me your QB is gone one of the two you have left is on his way back to the big house and the other is already hearing footsteps.
    You and the rest of your team are heading to the NFC East Basement
    You will loss all 6 NFC east games this year
    And once again the Egals will SUCK SUCK SUCK
    Yeah I know the Giants suck Eli is no good yeah yeah yeah
    BUT WE HAVE Not one not two but Yes Three Three SB Championships to your ZERO
    So Die egals Die
    ________________________________
    Idiot comment #4. Congrats!

  29. Really? says: Jun 28, 2010 9:11 PM

    this douche wants a new contract? didn’t he just join the league?
    _______________________________
    Idiot comment #5. congrats!

  30. Really? says: Jun 28, 2010 9:12 PM

    WHOA, explain to me why Jackson SHOULD get a new contract? Did he not sign a 4 YEAR ontract in 2008? And now a small (5’9″ 167lbs) thinks he has done enough to FORCE a new contract.
    These new age players need to get some know-how up along side their heads.
    OH and at that signing, did he not get $1.4 MILLION signing bonus?
    Get real kid, honor your contract.
    __________________________________
    Idiot comment #6.
    Actually, not too bad. Just 6 idiots.

  31. jeromebrown99 says: Jun 28, 2010 9:43 PM

    Hey Big Blue Douche Bag. The Giants have three rings, you have zero. I bet you have zero balls, teeth, and have never been laid so when you are talking about those stats you can say we or I or us, when you are talking about the Giant Pussy’s you have to say they. You big, stupid VIOLATION!!!!!!!!

  32. David_Hanni_Jr says: Jun 28, 2010 9:47 PM

    Tdk24 ..i dont care whose throwing this kid the ball hes gonna put up numbers hes a special athlete ..his speed is faster then any d-back in the league …if the eagles dont give him the $$$$$$ then the front office should be shot…this kid is gonna be in the top 3 wide outs in the league for the next 5 years with Marshall and Johnson

  33. forthelove says: Jun 28, 2010 10:13 PM

    DeSean isn’t making a big deal because receivers have longer lives in this league than running backs. Chris Johnson is top two or three RB in the league (at least) and being paid like a backup. He’s in his prime and needs to cash out. DeSean will have a chance for his payday later. CJ knows the Tites will kick him to the curb when he’s “over the hill”… which is 30 for a RB.

  34. VoxVagina says: Jun 29, 2010 1:01 PM

    @Really?
    12 idiotic comments if you include your own. Everyone knows you’re not supposed to count the number of idiotic comments on PFT. There are too many of them. C’mon now… save yourself some time

  35. buddha says: Jun 29, 2010 5:11 PM

    GOBOYS82, you say that Kolb had 2 games vs questionable defenses. I believe one of those games was vs K.C., the same team that forced your precious cowboys to overtime!! Im not saying that K.C. had a decent defense, but not every QB put up huge numbers against them. I havent looked at the stats, but I’d be willing to bet that Kolbs stats were better than Romos, and it didnt take Kolb an extra quarter to win that game.

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