DeSean Jackson’s expected holdout officially started Thursday morning.
The fourth-year wide receiver wasn’t at the first Eagles practice of the year, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. This one could take a while.
We’ve seen some outlets report that Jackson would have to show by August 9 to get credit for an accrued season, but that’s not true. The deadline is 23 days after the league year starts.
Assuming the finishing touches on the CBA go off as planned, the league year is set to start August 4. (So Jackson won’t have to show up until August 27 to get that league year.)
We think the Eagles want to sign Jackson long-term, but this stare down could last well into the next month.