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DeSean Jackson misses meeting, will be inactive

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Sunday mornings are usually quiet, but we have a surprise in store for Week 10.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that DeSean Jackson was told he will be inactive Sunday against the Cardinals because he was late to a meeting this week.

Bowen notes that the Eagles do this as a matter of policy. Correll Buckhalter got the same punishment for the same offense a few years ago.

Still, it’s hard not to wonder if the Eagles are sending a message to their star receiver here. Jackson has struggled throughout his contract year.

UPDATE: Bowen updated his report to say Jackson wasn’t just late; he missed the meeting entirely.  The team confirmed the report to Bowen.

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36 Responses to “DeSean Jackson misses meeting, will be inactive”
  1. joetoronto says: Nov 13, 2011 8:55 AM

    Who cares about being late after you get paid.

    Right, DeSean?

  2. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Nov 13, 2011 8:55 AM

    When the losses are piling up, someone has to play hardball. I think that the Eagles are doing a good job keeping Jackson’s ego in check by making sure he knows he won’t get any special privileges for being a star.

  3. fin72 says: Nov 13, 2011 8:59 AM

    It’s reason like these why you should NEVER pay a turd like this. If this is how he behaves when he’s trying to get paid, imagine how he behaves AFTER he gets paid. Once a turd always a turd!

  4. schmedley69 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:00 AM

    This is like the T.O. saga all over again. It’s the Eagles Front Office vs. Ronsenhaus. It’s not going to end well. Neither side will budge.

  5. yeahyeahyeahbono14 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:00 AM

    The Eagles front office act like they’re parents and the players are unruly 4-year-olds.

    Random Iggle 1: Now, DeSean, you’re going to timeout now and you can’t text for ONE whole day.

    Random Iggle 2: And you BETTER not disrespect us, ’cause we’ll spank you if we hear any sass, young man!

    DeSean Jackson: Why can’t I just go out and play?! Those footballs aren’t going to drop themselves!!


  6. phillyphever says: Nov 13, 2011 9:04 AM

    Can you say bye-bye to DeSean.

  7. garyman1 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:05 AM

    Well done Andy…..

  8. tailgatersanimal says: Nov 13, 2011 9:06 AM

    Ridic. He needs more targets and to be on the field.

  9. greenpacker says: Nov 13, 2011 9:07 AM

    this will likely have little impact on their game. desean jackson = johnny knox + tina turner

  10. connorchew says: Nov 13, 2011 9:08 AM

    I’m going to the game today.This definitely puts a damper on it.. But oh well, he deserve it of he’s going to be a jackass. Obviously I wouldn’t care if he had just reasoning, but something’s telling me this is just about the money.look for steve smith to take his spot I’m the lineup, and hopefully produce

  11. jobotjones says: Nov 13, 2011 9:10 AM

    This is a good example for kids out there…be a prick and people will hate you.

  12. brewcrewfan54 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:10 AM

    At least this makes benching his sorry ass on my fantasy team easier.

  13. bangitfootball says: Nov 13, 2011 9:13 AM

    DeSean (look at me) Jackson, Chris ( Jaws) Johnson, Fat Albert Haynesworth, Terrel(where did all my money go) Owens, Chad Ochostinko etc etc, the list goes on and on. Bad attitudes and big contracts dont mix.

  14. CKL says: Nov 13, 2011 9:14 AM

    IMO this is a passive aggressive way for him to “protest” not getting paid. When someone feels they’re underpaid, they can tend to stop giving their best and doing everything right.

  15. eagleswin says: Nov 13, 2011 9:15 AM

    Following that disastrous punt return fumble, DeSean is really looking for a new start with another team.

  16. thridandlong says: Nov 13, 2011 9:16 AM

    His explanation for being late, ” I had to have my helmets resized, it was getting a little tight in there !”

  17. trbowman says: Nov 13, 2011 9:19 AM

    You’re supposed to do stuff like this AFTER you get paid DeSean.

  18. 7to10for6allday says: Nov 13, 2011 9:24 AM

    As an eagles fan, I agree with the benching. I think they should trade him. Better off teaming maclin with another WR.

  19. truninerfan49 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:24 AM

    fantasy sleeper of the week: JASON AVANT

  20. bdert says: Nov 13, 2011 9:25 AM

    What ever happen to this being the team to beat?

  21. rugdaniels says: Nov 13, 2011 9:28 AM

    There’s a reason he wasn’t a 1st round pick and it’s not just his size. There were attitude and maturity questions w. him coming out of Cal.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. It could easily be a one-time, lesson learned situation. Or Jackson could have Rosenhaus in his ear and blow up like T.O.

  22. snarkzilla says: Nov 13, 2011 9:28 AM

    Aside from Jackson, it’ll be interesting to see if the Eagles locker room starts blowing up.

  23. canetic says: Nov 13, 2011 9:29 AM

    He really dropped the ball on this one

  24. philly4lyfe says: Nov 13, 2011 9:29 AM

    This is like the T.O. saga all over again. It’s the Eagles Front Office vs. Ronsenhaus. It’s not going to end well. Neither side will budge.

    Actually it’s nothing like that. After he came back from his hold out, he vowed not let his contract situation be a distraction and he’s done a surprisingly good job until this.

  25. deathmonkey41 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:49 AM

    The problem with being late to team meetings with the Eagles is that it prolongs the meeting and that means precious extra minutes added to the time until Andy Reid can leave to go shovel food down his big, fat gullet.

  26. nooneyouknow says: Nov 13, 2011 10:08 AM

    What a turd..

    Dream team

  27. dspyank2k11 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:08 AM

    Good thing I checked my fantasy line up….

  28. tigrrrr says: Nov 13, 2011 10:10 AM

    giggle… vicks bad karma has many tentacles.

  29. wttoolman says: Nov 13, 2011 10:13 AM

    I guarentee if the sheagles were playing a decent team today, MeSaun Jackson would still be in the line-up!

  30. clavette says: Nov 13, 2011 10:32 AM

    Should I pick up steve smith on my fantasy team?

  31. upperdecker19 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:36 AM

    Situps in the driveway yet?

  32. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 13, 2011 10:53 AM

    How ironic if the Giants signed him next year after the Eagles signed Steve Smith this year…

  33. crazzyfordaraidazz says: Nov 13, 2011 11:06 AM

    This is being blown out of porportion.

    The alarm clock has screwed us all over at some point or another

  34. vergaking82 says: Nov 13, 2011 11:12 AM

    Man im starting to dislike this guy and thats not good.

  35. chadinkc30 says: Nov 13, 2011 11:20 AM

    Considering daylight savings was a week ago, and everyone gained an hour of sleep, this excuse is just more pathetic! I don’t know about you people, but I’ve been waking up an hour earlier

  36. gcsuk says: Nov 13, 2011 11:25 AM

    nflofficeadmin says:
    Nov 13, 2011 10:53 AM
    How ironic if the Giants signed him next year after the Eagles signed Steve Smith this year…
    Please, no. Do you hate the Giants that much? As a Giants fan, I would dump my fandom in a heartbeat if they signed this Diva turd.

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