A strange situation in Philly reached a new level on Wednesday, thanks to a report that Eagles coach Chip Kelly has called receiver DeSean Jackson to put the wideout’s mind at ease regarding rampant rumors that he could be traded or released.
Les Bowen of Philly.com initially reported that Kelly has called Jackson to tell the $10.5 million receiver not to worry. Bowen later explained that Kelly has not talked to Jackson.
Bowen writes that Jackson has tried to talk to Kelly, but that Kelly has been “too busy with free agency, etc.”
Too busy to put at ease the mind of a key player at a time when there are increasing signs he’s on the block? Folks, the Eagles clearly want to trade Jackson. Regardless of what anyone has reported or said or speculated, Kelly freezing DeSean out when all Kelly needs to do is tell the player “we’re not trading you” means they will if they can.
If they can’t, the next question becomes whether they’d cut him. We’ll see whether Kelly finds the time to call Jackson if/when those reports begin to percolate.