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DeSean Jackson holdout continues

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The DeSean Jackson holdout continues.

On Sunday, the folks at 6abc.com reported that Jackson would cave in and show up on Monday or Tuesday.  (The text version of report has since been massaged to “no later than Wednesday.”  The video version still says “Monday or Tuesday.”)

We reported in response that DeSean had no intention to report on Monday or Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Howard Eskin of WIP and NBC 10 separately reported that Jackson’s holdout will end at some point this week.

Though we have no specific information about Jackson’s intentions for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (if Sunday technically constitutes part of “this week”), it’s now Tuesday afternoon and there’s no sign of DeSean.

Despite those $30,000 daily fines, which eventually will exceed his base salary for 2011, the team’s primary leverage comes from the deadline for reporting to camp while under contract in order to earn a year of credit toward free agency.  But it’s still unknown whether that deadline falls on August 9 or 23 days after the start of the new League Year, which is scheduled to start on August 4.

Whenever that deadline falls is when DeSean will most likely show up.  It’s not out of the question that he’d return before that date, especially if the Eagles find a way to let him save a little face.

That said, one league source with no connection to the situation has opined privately to PFT that Jackson should take his holdout into the season.  With the Eagles going “all in” and with team president Joe Banner saying that the expectation is to win a Super Bowl, the Eagles could be inclined to take care of Jackson if/when the Eagles conclude that the Dream Team could be missing the guy who is singlehandedly capable of delivering a knockout blow.

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  1. phillychzstk2012 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:15 PM

    you’ll regret this Djax..quit being a tool

  2. ebenezergrymm says: Aug 2, 2011 3:17 PM

    Kind of hard for him to show up today since the Eagles have off today…

  3. chc4 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:17 PM

    Maybe he’s just holding out to get past the Atlanta game in week 2. Dunta Robinson knocked him out last year… literally.

  4. texastornado82 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:18 PM

    boy’s got an attitude alright

  5. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:21 PM

    As an Eagles fan I can tell you point blank if he held out into the season and we didn’t win a Superbowl he would be hated in Philly and never welcome back!

    It’s that simple and he was told he was going to be paid before the season…………….it’s a stupid move every agent knows that when the Eagles have a holdout it always ends badly for the player!

  6. touchdownsyndrome says: Aug 2, 2011 3:22 PM

    Eagle fans:

    Thumbs up – Pay the man

    Thumbs down – he’s got zero leverage

  7. scoboscobs says: Aug 2, 2011 3:22 PM

    Must be rough to be able to afford my yearly salary in fines on a daily basis like it’s nothin.

  8. thesmartest1 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:22 PM

    They’re off today….

  9. burgundyandgold says: Aug 2, 2011 3:23 PM

    MeSean.

    I hate this guy…but the Eagles should do right by him.

  10. nfl25 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:25 PM

    the “dreamteam” comment that PFT keeps bringing up was made by a person who just joined the team and will be rented for 1 year. Vince Young is not really an eagle. He wants Reid to teach him to play QB and turn it into a big contract.

    the egales are actually one of the more humble teams out there. I guess that’s hard to grasp since desean is on the team. But take out desean and you got a bunch of guys that keep quiet, dont cause trouble, spend a lot of time and $$ in the community, and barley even celebrate when they score a TD. One guy actaully praises god after he catches a pass. so stop w the dreamteam BS

  11. greengob1in says: Aug 2, 2011 3:25 PM

    The Eagles are in the wrong here. Pay him the money.

  12. turgidsen says: Aug 2, 2011 3:27 PM

    eaglesfan290 says:
    Aug 2, 2011 3:21 PM
    As an Eagles fan I can tell you point blank if he held out into the season and we didn’t win a Superbowl he would be hated in Philly and never welcome back!

    It’s that simple and he was told he was going to be paid before the season…………….it’s a stupid move every agent knows that when the Eagles have a holdout it always ends badly for the player!
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    So that’s what Santa Claus did those eagle fans. I thought he was there early.

    It is interesting that Eagles have spent a load of money and have all this Drama .Almost sounds like a Redskins Camp.

  13. dgreenfi says: Aug 2, 2011 3:27 PM

    DJax… go to camp. The Eagles are going to give you a new contract but need to finish their other signing/negotiations first.

    Sincerely,
    Logic

  14. qtownchawk says: Aug 2, 2011 3:27 PM

    pay the man, philly.

  15. jacksaysfu says: Aug 2, 2011 3:28 PM

    @chc4. What was the final score in that game? Cause I remember DESTROYING those falcons! !!!

  16. nfl25 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:28 PM

    The fact that I keep hearing the “the eagles are trying to win the superbowl”, does this mean that the other teams are not trying to win the superbowl?

  17. tjp2033 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:31 PM

    He will be back by Thursday before the fines start. He doesn’t make enough to afford 30,000 a day in fines.

  18. stinkfingers says: Aug 2, 2011 3:32 PM

    Get to camp, punk.

    And for hell sakes… Pay this guy.

  19. phillychzstk2012 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:32 PM

    The fact that I keep hearing the “the eagles are trying to win the superbowl”, does this mean that the other teams are not trying to win the superbowl?

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    the redskins certainly aren’t

  20. jlporcher says: Aug 2, 2011 3:33 PM

    isnt every team trying to win the superbowl each coming year? why is it so different once a team actually says it?

  21. unclehilroy says: Aug 2, 2011 3:33 PM

    The Redskins clearly aren’t trying. They’re trying to win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes instead.

  22. mrlynch33 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:34 PM

    Get your money DeSean! They are throwing all this money around to ppl who weren’t even on the team last year…you are proven and deserve it!!!!

  23. macjacmccoy says: Aug 2, 2011 3:35 PM

    kinda impossible for him to report tuesday seeing that they all had a day off from everything per the new cba.

  24. waccoforflacco says: Aug 2, 2011 3:35 PM

    The Philadelphia HEAT-LES are going nowhere this year. Vick is going to get his head knocked off and V. Young will crap in his pants and start crying.

  25. 13forgbp says: Aug 2, 2011 3:35 PM

    Enough with the damn Dream Team references. This is not a Dream Team. At this point we have no idea what they are.

  26. texastornado82 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:39 PM

    I’m calling my boss tommorow, to let him know that I’m holding out, untill I get a raise.

    …no…wait…I live in the real world

  27. polishkingski says: Aug 2, 2011 3:39 PM

    yeah i get it, he signed a contract, blah….blah…blah. but even though osi had a compelling argument for his situation i believe d.j is ABSOLUTELY right for holding out. osi was not playing under a rookie contract, d.j is. don`t give in desean, they will pay you eventually. of course i`m not an eagles fan in which my opinion would be “get your ass to camp a-hole”.

  28. t16rich says: Aug 2, 2011 3:39 PM

    I once got a pay raise by continuing to show up for work. Enjoy your extended vacation Desean. Cause starting Thursday your accountant will be telling Drew Rosenhaus what’s up.

  29. vbe2 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:40 PM

    As great as Jackson can be, if Maclin is ok I think they can do without him for a while.

    Jackson got his chance to shine when Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown couldn’t play, this could be Maclin’s chance to take center stage.

  30. eaglebobby says: Aug 2, 2011 3:40 PM

    For all of you guys that are saying the Eagles “should pay the man”–I don’t disagree–but he should be in camp–he’s under contract. The Eagles would probably work on an extension with hinm if he was in camp. I’m surprised Rosenhaus took this tack–he knows how the Eagles are–example–Owens.

  31. jacksaysfu says: Aug 2, 2011 3:40 PM

    Our #1 reciever is back cause Maclins @ lehigh. But #10 is our HR hitter so unless you can package him & Asante to Det. for Calvin Johnson and a 1st rd pick (which will never happen ) just copy the Santonio Holmes contract and we’ll all be happy.

  32. prestigew0rldwide says: Aug 2, 2011 3:41 PM

    I thinks Jackson’s passion for the sport gets mistaken as a poor attitude. He works very hard to rise above and stand out as a top NFL receiver, yet his base salary would indicate that he has a very limited role on this team. Its easy to blame players in these holdouts and tag them as greedy since the average fane doesnt make a fraction of what these athletes can make per game, but if you look at holmes contract you have to wonder why jackson doesnt deserve at least that. I think the eagles have handled this poorly and if it goes on much longer the distraction will serve to disarm team chemistry, ultimately crushing there premature hopes for a superbowl.

  33. chargerdillon says: Aug 2, 2011 3:42 PM

    this holdout is almost as dumb as celebrating a touchdown and tossing the football into the air before you’ve actually crossed the goal line…

    Like I sad, almost as dumb

  34. stevincinci says: Aug 2, 2011 3:43 PM

    He’s just happy that the Bengals passed on him in the second round that year and took Jerome Simpson instead. Worse draft decision in Bengals history (at that point). There of course were many others. Ki-Jana, Chris Perry, Akili Smith, Klingler, Keith Rivers, Andre Smith, etc., etc.

  35. asyed4 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:43 PM

    are you seriously blaming desean for holding out? he’s probably getting paid less than the third string qb. lol, you paid out all these free agents and forgot probably your best player, who can determine the outcome of a game? if he gets hurt, all his hard work from previous seasons is down the drain. PAY THE MAN, orelse you don’t deserve to keep him! And good luck winning any championship without a receiver his caliber.

  36. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 2, 2011 3:44 PM

    Think we can get a 1st, 3rd, and 5th out of him like Detroit did for Roy Williams?

  37. eagleseagleseagles says: Aug 2, 2011 3:44 PM

    This is a case where a guy has overplayed his contract by sooooooo much. Eagles have had 3 years of a pro-bowl receiver by paying his less than a 4th or 5th receiver. As much as I hate people holding out, Eagles clearly need to pay up.

  38. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 2, 2011 3:45 PM

    DeSean should put the team first and show up. He has proved he is willing to hold out but how much money do you want to pay the NFL. You are getting docked 30,000 dollars everyday you are not there.

  39. jakek2 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:47 PM

    The “Dream Team” reference is the best gift that VY could have given to the other 3 teams in the division.

    DeSean would be dumb to risk (likely 25M in guarantees) playing for dirt this year. Even if he makes it alive through the season, the Eagles are going to franchise him year to year.

    He’s young enough to sit 2 years in order to set up him, his family, grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandkids for life.

    Lets see if he’s got the willpower to stand firm.

  40. eagleseagleseagles says: Aug 2, 2011 3:48 PM

    @waccoforflacco

    The Philadelphia HEAT-LES are going nowhere this year. Vick is going to get his head knocked off and V. Young will crap in his pants and start crying.
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    And what do you think the Ravens are gonna do? Maybe Flacco will cry when he’s throwing interceptions to the Steelers. Or Ray Rice will cry when he gets effed up by James Harrison. Come on dude, don’t make fun of another team if you know your team’s gonna suck.

  41. stockdogdca says: Aug 2, 2011 3:48 PM

    Amazing ! Just went through an entire process of the CBA with a major adjustment to 1st round draft picks contracts and now that football is back DeSean wants to hold out for more money ! Finish your contract , shut your yap and get on the field.

  42. jakek2 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:50 PM

    Our #1 reciever is back cause Maclins @ lehigh. But #10 is our HR hitter so unless you can package him & Asante to Det. for Calvin Johnson and a 1st rd pick (which will never happen ) just copy the Santonio Holmes contract and we’ll all be happy.
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    jacksaysfu – Great proposal! What…are you on your 57th Madden franchise to come up with such a brilliant trade?

    FYI – the Eagles would need to send DJ, Samuel and THEIR first round for Calvin Johnson. Take off the green rose glasses and get a clue.

  43. wydok says: Aug 2, 2011 3:51 PM

    Sunday is next week. o.O

  44. deljzc says: Aug 2, 2011 3:52 PM

    I don’t quite understand why the NFLPA agreed to such lousy holdout rules.

    The ability to hold out is integral to the play for pay system the NFL has. Just like teams can drop players that are overpaid or stop performing so can players rightfully hold out when they are drastically underpaid.

    Jackson has made about $3 million in his three years in the league and he has VASTLY provided more value between the lines than that for the Eagles. That contract wasn’t negotiated either. That’s just a locked in deal based on him being a 2nd round pick. He didn’t even have any input into it’s length (they are all 4-year deals).

    Jackson has every right to hold out. Just like the Eagles could just sit on their hands and do nothing. But Jackson should get a raise heading into the last year of his deal. That is “normal” and expected if you perform to the level Jackson has.

    The Eagles at this point are just being cheap skates with him.

  45. radrntn says: Aug 2, 2011 3:52 PM

    lets see , he spent the past 90 days texting nnamdi daily telling him to sign with the eagles, and all the stuff they will do together. no doubt in my mind this kid is going to show up, and show up quickly. 30k a dya adds up quickly, esp on the basement price the eagles are paying the kid.

  46. rickycubane says: Aug 2, 2011 3:58 PM

    all D-Jax has to do is show up.. refuse to negotiate.. and as long as he makes it thru the year without injury (impossible) he can demand an insane amount of money.. and if the Eagles wont pay him, he can go sign with Carolina for 100 million, because if they are dumb enough to give Charles Johnson 70 million they will give D-JAX 100 Million

  47. pftwd3 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:59 PM

    texastornado82 says:
    Aug 2, 2011 3:39 PM
    I’m calling my boss tommorow, to let him know that I’m holding out, untill I get a raise.

    …no…wait…I live in the real world
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    That’s funny, because I tried to change employers and my boss put a franchise tag on me!

    DeSean lives in the “real world” too. The “real world” for NFL players includes holdouts and non-guaranteed contracts. If you don’t like it, blame the CBA.

  48. gtmann says: Aug 2, 2011 4:00 PM

    Come on D Jax. Get to camp. The TEAM needs you and you know they are going to give you a new deal. But that won’t happen if you continue to hold out. You know how the Eagles are with these things. Remembr T O???

  49. wydok says: Aug 2, 2011 4:01 PM

    I am so sick of the Santa thing. That was 1968 for Pete’s sake.

    The team was 2-11 during that game (oh…and lost the game, by the way) .

    The Front Office thought it was a good idea to take a fan from the stands in an incredibly sad Santa Claus costume and parade him around during half time when the person hired as Santa didn’t show. The float he was supposed to be on got stuck in the mud on the field.

    Let it go already.

  50. pflynn20 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:03 PM

    Fines don’t start happening till Thursday.

  51. andyreidisfat says: Aug 2, 2011 4:12 PM

    Jackson has every right to want more money. He has more than earned it.

    That being said if his moron agent who i think should be thrown out of the league or the teams should just say from now on we will not deal with this fame loving a-hole should have had jackson in camp on time. He knows very well the eagles were going to start this negotiation during last or this week. Rosenhaus made a mistake. He thought the Eagles would pay whatever he wanted if it seemd like Jackson was going to hold out for awhile. Well guess what Drew, not gonna happen. The Eagles were set to get a deal done with Jackson. And i think the Holmes deal is pretty close to what we should do and i think even the Eagles realize that. This is all Drew telling Jackson he should be the highest paid with the biggest bonus and everyone knows that just isn’t true.

    Oh and by the way instead of being Fox news and just taking two seconds of a statement why don’t you give context of what Vince Young said. I dunno like maybe the question he was asked.

    Vince was asked what its like coming from Tenn. To a team like the Eagles who was already a condender and they are adding yourself and these other players. And then with a big smile Vince said “its like a dream team” then he laughed and said “… yeah its great man lots of player coming in……” He wasn’t making a comparison or anything like that. He was making a joke. But of course it makes a better story for ESPN and PFT to make it into “Vince young predicts UNiverse championship. Even though he didn’t and you know it.

  52. phillyphan2788 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:18 PM

    this is the only place i have seen that he doesnt have intentions on returning this week. I listen to WIP every day and their reports are rarely wrong. and they arent the only people reporting that its this week so sorry guys you seem to be outnumbered. now i am a new member to this site so i am going to give you the benefit of a doubt. but if you turn out to be wrong about this (which from what i hear looks like is the case) i hope that you do a post apologizing to all of the sources that you have bashed. if not i will lose alot of respect for this site and i will no longer visit or recomend it. as for djax i agree he needs to be paid he is something like the 25th highest paid player on the eagles alone. that is not acceptable. rosenhaus has to wake up and realize that the eagles dont play this hold out game they will come out looking better than him. if he needs proof tell him to call the since turned journeyman terrell owens.

  53. polishrod says: Aug 2, 2011 4:22 PM

    I’ll probably get killed for saying this, BUT….

    Stay at home DeSean. The last thing the Birds need is DJax injured and its not like he needs to learn how to run fly patterns or a 50yd skinny post.

    There is almost ZERO need for DJax in training camp.

  54. halo81 says: Aug 2, 2011 4:32 PM

    To the person who mentioned trading Desean Jackson and Asante Samuel for Calvin Johnson and a 1st rounder….

    Dude, I’m an Eagles fan and you’re insane.

    Do you think the Lions would be sending ANYTHING back in that deal?

    If the Eagles could get Calvin Johnson for Asante Samuel and DeSean Jackson straight up it would be an absolute mega-deal for them.

    Cut cap room and get the second best WR in the league at the young age.

    You’re playing way, way, way too much X-BOX.

  55. stoutfiles says: Aug 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    The reason the Eagles don’t want to pay him is because Jackson weighs 135 lbs. He’s going to get hurt and they don’t want to be saddled with him when he does.

  56. fmwarner says: Aug 2, 2011 4:38 PM

    Everybody knows he deserves his money, including the Eagles. But he and his scumbag agent had to turn it into a circus. He was going to get his money, but he had to pound his chest. I’d take my time getting around to him, too.

  57. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 2, 2011 5:01 PM

    I’m so sick of guys coming on this site and saying a player has a right to holdout. A contract is a contract it’s a legally binding agreement to perform under certain terms and obligations just like a mortgage. If my house is worth only 400K but I paid 700k does that give me the right not to pay the bank? NO, it doesn’t and any bank will tell you that. Players sign contracts Chris Johnson, Vincent Jackson, Osi, Desean and the list goes on and on and they should play out the deal and hit the market! Players especially free agents sign lousy long term deals to get an insurance policy then the first year they have a great season they want to re-negotiate IE: OSI take a look at his contract he had a horrible year in 2006 and 2009 is it any wonder he didn’t want to re-negotiate in those years? Players can’t have it both ways they can’t cover themselves in the event of a career ending injury by signing bad deals, then out play a deal and want to re-negotiate. In an ideal world these guys would get paid what they are worth, this I agree with. The fact is teams like the Eagles, Giants, Washington, Dallas would have no problem doing that……….but to have 32 teams that are able to compete on an even playing field you need a salary cap. DeSean is a victim of a system that allows small market teams to still have some kind of parity in the league.

  58. Little Earthquake says: Aug 2, 2011 5:16 PM

    Team’s too good now. He doesn’t want to play for them.

  59. michaeldgonzales says: Aug 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    “Rumble young man rumble”. Get your money son!

  60. melonnhead says: Aug 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    Eagle fans thumbs up if the Eagles can’t win the Super Bowl without him, thumbs down if the Eagles can’t win the Super Bowl with him.

  61. melonnhead says: Aug 2, 2011 5:25 PM

    I’m so sick of guys coming on this site and saying a player has a right to holdout. A contract is a contract it’s a legally binding agreement to perform under certain terms and obligations just like a mortgage. If my house is worth only 400K but I paid 700k does that give me the right not to pay the bank? NO, it doesn’t and any bank will tell you that.

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    Gotta love Eagles fans. Not really but you know what I’m saying.

  62. merc3375 says: Aug 2, 2011 6:03 PM

    Please stop referring to them as the Dream Team. Expectations like that are always bad luck and usually result in one of our star players getting hurt the beginning if the season.

  63. chicophilly says: Aug 2, 2011 10:38 PM

    Desean deserves to be paid period. But he doesn’t deserve to be paid as a top 5 receiver. Andre Johnson, Larry Fitz, Wes Welker, Brandon Marshall, Roddy White, Greg Jennings, D Bowe,Calvin Johnson, and Reggie Wayne should all be paid more then DJax. If he gets paid as the 9th best receiver I won’t have a problem with it. Until next year when Maclin wants to be paid(and he is better than DJax) then it’s gonna get interesting.

  64. lileizzy says: Aug 4, 2011 8:56 AM

    Nnamdi 60mill
    Babin 28 mill
    Jenkins 25 mill
    Brown 1 mill
    Young 5.5 mill bs
    Lee 850k
    Higgens 650k

    Desean still holding out fine by me
    Pay the man. Everyone mad at him for this is selfish
    He is the one making big plays only 170 pounds with his body on the line play after play.
    Playoff with out him maybe.
    With Dj super bowl win simple.

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