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Report: DeSean Jackson thinks he’s leaving Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson makes a catch in front of Cleveland Browns defender Joe Hayden during the first quarter of their NFL game in Cleveland Reuters

The Eagles have still not said whether DeSean Jackson has a future in Philadelphia. But Jackson doesn’t think he does.

That’s the word from Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com, who talked to two sources close to Jackson and reports that Jackson does not believe he will be back in Philadelphia this season.

The Jackson situation has been heating up for weeks. We first noted on March 5 that Jackson could be on the outs in Philly. That was initially strongly denied by the Philadelphia Inquirer, which reported that “almost a dozen sources” confirmed that Jackson would be staying with the Eagles.

Since then, however, there’s been one story after another saying that the Eagles putting out feelers about trading Jackson, and that Jackson is growing increasingly concerned that he has no future in Philadelphia. The Eagles, given many opportunities to make a public statement that they’re keeping Jackson, have declined to do so.

Jackson had a very good first season in Chip Kelly’s offense, but the $10.5 million he’s owed on his current contract appears to be more than the Eagles want to pay. Now the question seems to be less about whether Jackson has a future in Philadelphia than whether his tenure with the Eagles will end with him being traded, or released.

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69 Responses to “Report: DeSean Jackson thinks he’s leaving Philadelphia”
  1. j0esixpack says: Mar 21, 2014 6:14 PM

    Gee – you think he might have heard something about all the reports flying around yesterday?

    Who knew that football players knew how to work the internets?

  2. gumbogumbo says: Mar 21, 2014 6:14 PM

    Good luck to you DeSean and thanks for the memories. ODB to Philly if/when he gets traded

  3. alskdh says: Mar 21, 2014 6:15 PM

    Good move, the city of champions would welcome you to play under Tom. You’ll do we’ll.

  4. doall24 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:17 PM

    oh yeah, he will be a jet soon!

  5. barsfordays says: Mar 21, 2014 6:17 PM

    We would be stupid to trade D-Jax!!!! DeSean/J-Mac/Cooper would be one of the most feared WR trios in the league!!!! Why would we trade a WR who just had almost 1400 yds?

  6. rainponcho87 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:17 PM

    UC berkeley alum. Please come home to the 49ers!

  7. arwiv says: Mar 21, 2014 6:18 PM

    Just please trade him out of the division, preferably out of the conference as well. As a Giants fan I would love to see him gone…..say what you want about him but the guy is dangerous.

  8. bopac says: Mar 21, 2014 6:19 PM

    It’s not going to happen, he’ll be back in midnight green.

  9. kingcarlbanks says: Mar 21, 2014 6:19 PM

    No Giants fan anywhere will be sad to see him go.

  10. 92nick182govikings says: Mar 21, 2014 6:20 PM

    I feel for you rite now eagle fans. He is unreplaceable

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 21, 2014 6:21 PM

    DeSean can now make some extra money on the side by authoring the book:

    “How to Swiftly Transfer NFL Teams with Relatively Little Drama”

  12. badmoonrison says: Mar 21, 2014 6:22 PM

    He’s smart to get out Philly. Theyve always seemed like cheapskates and they dont seem to value their veterans. He’d be better off leaving. I bet the fans are gonna pout and hold their breath til they turn blue if he does go though.

  13. corky2141 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:22 PM

    For years Andy Reid and Co got killed for making comments and then going back on their word when a good opportunity came up in the trade market. Now Chip and Co are saying nothing and they’re getting beat for it. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t I guess but let’s see where the chips land. They could get an offer they can’t refuse

  14. johnnyjagfan says: Mar 21, 2014 6:23 PM

    coming off a career year where he was the #1 guy…not understanding this one.

  15. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 21, 2014 6:24 PM

    God is undoubtedly a Steelers fan.

  16. abninf says: Mar 21, 2014 6:25 PM

    We could use him in Dallas on the practice squad. The Eagles have never won a Super Bowl. How sad.

  17. cannabisisgreat says: Mar 21, 2014 6:25 PM

    Desean has never produced in a big game. Cooper stinks and maclin is a gimp. I hope they keep this wr core 1 million percent intact

  18. believeland2014 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:26 PM

    This situation is similar to the darrelle revis situation from last year.

  19. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Mar 21, 2014 6:26 PM

    Jackson until your hear it from Chip,rest easy..You aint going anywhere

  20. surfinbird1 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:26 PM

    Idzik wants to know what team he plays for so he can start working on an offer.

  21. nykfanwakemeupin2015 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:26 PM

    No Giants fan anywhere will be sad to see him go.

    I would. he is one of the few players I would love to see go down helmet to helmet by one of our DB’s.

    I loathe this guy and it sounds like his own teammates do too….

  22. SAV says: Mar 21, 2014 6:29 PM

    This team’s blown money on total bust free agents over the last 5 years, as soon as they have to pay a young stud it’s an issue. Funny

  23. jsa5205mvp says: Mar 21, 2014 6:30 PM

    Wow the Eagles would be stupid to trade Jackson. Riley Cooper ain’t nothing special, Maclin might not be the same, Sproles was a good addition but didn’t have many break out games last season. Who knows if Foles is really the answer, I don’t think so. Good job eagles.. Even if Jackson stays he won’t be the same with all the reports. From division winners to last in 2014 for the eagles.

  24. cjh16 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:31 PM

    Keenan Lewis yawns while he covers this scrub.

  25. vegasgreek says: Mar 21, 2014 6:33 PM

    D JAX WILL BE A RAIDER AND WILL BE WEARING # 21 LIKE CLIFF BRANCH . BOOK IT. THE THE RAIDERS WILL DRAFT WR SAMMY WATKINS AND NOBODY WILL LAUGH AT THEM ANY MORE .

  26. jbeagles23 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:34 PM

    He’d be the best receiver Dallas had. Bryant is over rated. Like every other player Dallas has

  27. 92nick182govikings says: Mar 21, 2014 6:34 PM

    This entire thing is about him not being your suitable #1 receiver. Teams want a tall big body receiver. Hes just to short to play outside all the time. Amazing talent, probably fastest guy in the NFL but its just not in the cards for the eagles. 10 mil for someone who plays the slot more often is just to much. But for how much of a playmaker he is…its really a tough decision to make.

  28. craigkintexas says: Mar 21, 2014 6:35 PM

    Kelly more than likely doesn’t want to put up with his childish behavior.

  29. denver1983 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:37 PM

    BRONCOS! Denver is richer than your team!

  30. bigsowce604 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:43 PM

    The Patriots trade DT Vince Wilfork and a 4th round draft pick to aquire WR Desean “Jaccpot” Jackson.

  31. steves11 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:53 PM

    “Who knew that football players knew how to work the internets?”

    At the very least, we know that Jackson knows how to work Twitter. That is, unless he has his “personal assistant” do the tweeting for him :-)

  32. dolphins4 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:53 PM

    I hope the Eagles don’t trade hum he is the best play maker they have.

  33. chillaxbro23 says: Mar 21, 2014 6:58 PM

    imagine him in miami with wallace wow him and wallace behind the D every play with tanny under/overthrowing them still #finsup.

  34. bobbob1eye says: Mar 21, 2014 7:01 PM

    Trade Jimmy Graham for D-Jax and their 1st rounder.

  35. distracted9 says: Mar 21, 2014 7:02 PM

    One trick pony. . Scared to go over the middle.. kind of a Ocho Cinco really.

  36. djstat says: Mar 21, 2014 7:04 PM

    The question is how long after he is done playing until he winds up in jail

  37. patriotsfan99 says: Mar 21, 2014 7:04 PM

    Come to New England!!!

  38. scopolamine9 says: Mar 21, 2014 7:11 PM

    I think there’s more to this story. Djax must have rubbed chip the wrong way somehow.

  39. bayareacolt says: Mar 21, 2014 7:14 PM

    Is Philly serious? Just hand that division back to New York. Who exactly is going to take the top off the defense now?

  40. slaugin says: Mar 21, 2014 7:18 PM

    Wilfork for D Jax? Graham for D Jax? This isn’t Fantasy Football guys. This is real life

  41. slaugin says: Mar 21, 2014 7:20 PM

    Jimmy Graham isn’t even under contract. Ughhh

  42. crubenst says: Mar 21, 2014 7:20 PM

    As we speak, the niners, pats, raiders and jets are in a bidding war. It’s just a matter of how many #1s the eagles will get

  43. realitypolice says: Mar 21, 2014 7:22 PM

    Typical media. They create the rumor, fuel it, spread it. Use team’s refusal to address it as bogus confirmation.

    Player, who like all players seem to these days, lives on social media. Player sees non stop tweets and messages with links to all of the rumors and articles. Player becomes convinced, BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA, that rumors must be true.

    Media uses players belief in rumor that they started as confirmation that said rumor is true.

    Media continues to circulate and grow rumor, player gets angry, causes trouble with management, demands trade.

    Player is traded, media says- See? Told ya So!

  44. hanklin89 says: Mar 21, 2014 7:48 PM

    I would like to give the media a slow clap here. While they might think they are winning the battle of “DeSean Jackson Getting Traded, or Released, or Eh… Yeah, the First One” because stupid people believe whatever they read, but what they don’t understand is that, just because you say something and like a bazillion people read your articles doesn’t make it so. It is like you people post things just because you can, not because it has any possibility of happening.

    Now, could DeSean get traded? Sure he can, that was always a possibility, but what does the media classify as possible compensation? A 3rd round pick? You might as well buy a leaky canoe and invite your lady on it for a booze cruise. Lets just say, she won’t like it very much. Now if a team like the Raiders or the Rams offered the Eagles their first overall pick in this draft (#2 or #5) respectfully, the Eagles would immediately pounce because it ensures that they can get the rights to Sammy Watkins or Marques Lee AND that rookie Safety or DE that they need.

    But no, the media doesn’t want to tell us this, they want to site two “unnamed” sources from Jackson’s camp because they can read his mind? It would be funny if Jackson was playing everybody like Chip and Howie are. And when this sad excuse for news turns out to be just a rumor, we will all have the last laugh at the joke that is national and local sports media! Stay classy guys!

  45. 2013 NFC East Champs says: Mar 21, 2014 7:49 PM

    Chip plays the sports-media as well as Rachmaninov played the piano.

    ( look it up )

  46. akboot says: Mar 21, 2014 8:03 PM

    Mar 21, 2014 6:33 PM

    D JAX WILL BE A RAIDER AND WILL BE WEARING # 21 LIKE CLIFF BRANCH . BOOK IT. THE THE RAIDERS WILL DRAFT WR SAMMY WATKINS AND NOBODY WILL LAUGH AT THEM ANY MORE

    vegasgreek, LOL, LOL you sound exactly like my 3 yr. old who says “he’s” being laughed at. LOL, LOL. Raiders fans. Priceless!

  47. painsyndicate says: Mar 21, 2014 8:12 PM

    He would look good in purple and gold.

  48. junkmtb says: Mar 21, 2014 8:32 PM

    Come to the Panthers DJ!!!! Cam has that limo a the airport ready to pick you up!!!!!

  49. upperdecker19 says: Mar 21, 2014 8:38 PM

    But is he doing situps in his driveway yet?

  50. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: Mar 21, 2014 8:46 PM

    Is it just me, or is DeSean Jackson’s bottom jaw off alignment? No seriously, every photo of him it’s out of whack. Just a casual football fan observation…

  51. raidermick3sb3rings says: Mar 21, 2014 8:52 PM

    Sign him Reggie…Instant Offense!

    Late…

  52. patriotsfan99 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:04 PM

    Patriots should trade Danny Amendola and this year’s second round draft pick for DeSean Jackson

  53. philahitman says: Mar 21, 2014 9:04 PM

    …STILL havent hears one word from Desean, Chip or Howie’s mouth. Only “sources”. Until then… I dont care.

  54. philahitman says: Mar 21, 2014 9:04 PM

    *heard

  55. bighomiemathews24 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:12 PM

    Telesco make a move ! Imagine floyd and jackson on the outside with my boy keenan allen in the slot then woody and mathews out the backfield and ladarius green and gates :,) and I havent even mentioned vincent brown danario alexander and donald brown yet! Watch out seaderall we coming for that crown

  56. longislandblitz says: Mar 21, 2014 9:44 PM

    Charecter issues?a diva?an inflated contract?a possible distraction? He will def be a Jet by Monday

  57. mortyglickstein says: Mar 21, 2014 10:14 PM

    I think if we see him give a speech in sunglasses crying “that’s my quarterback” we know where this is headed.

  58. goldrush36 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    Rams will take Watkins at #2 Raiders will miss out and we will all continue to laugh.

  59. cdb5 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:50 PM

    D. jax for Ammendola! Straight up! Welcome to NE!

  60. chawk12thman says: Mar 21, 2014 11:23 PM

    Not sure why they need to trade him. He is a top WR and this is a passing league, right?

    I would keep him.

  61. bucthat says: Mar 21, 2014 11:29 PM

    Idk if its just me but I kinda think Tampa should make a run at him

  62. oakmeals85 says: Mar 22, 2014 12:14 AM

    Raiders.

  63. vusnu says: Mar 22, 2014 2:32 AM

    I could definitely see DJax in silver and black. This is a DEEP WR class, and I’m sure Kelly would like his own guy instead of a PITA. Plus, if they draft somebody – comes in at rookie pay scale.

  64. oldbayoneverything says: Mar 22, 2014 3:04 AM

    Come to San Fran. Get a ring.

  65. mikeanthonymirabella says: Mar 22, 2014 3:43 AM

    The time to spend money is now Raiders. Matt Schaub throwing the long ball to him would be like Daryle Lamonica throwing to Warren Wells and yes as a fan I can go back that far.

  66. blox96 says: Mar 22, 2014 4:33 AM

    He needs to go to Oak Town, maybe Too Short can help him with his rap career. Shock G already said he’s a buster, but Raiders will pay for his next 2 years until he is out of football. 1 hit its over. Marshawn Linch is keepin up the CAL name.

  67. thegronk87 says: Mar 22, 2014 8:26 AM

    Matt dodge loves this guy

  68. chase360 says: Mar 22, 2014 11:48 AM

    By the end of the weekend he would be a NY Jet. The Patriots 49ers and Panthers dont have enough money or Picks for DeSean. The Raiders and Jets could asorb the cap. But one thing the Jets got Michael Vick. His Buddy DrSean would be coming. Jets would offer a Third round pick. (2 3rd rounds now) would get it down. Or a player. Sorry eagles but we getting him for cheap

  69. nonyt says: Mar 22, 2014 1:02 PM

    “He’d be the best receiver Dallas had. Bryant is over rated. Like every other player Dallas has”

    I’m no Dallas fan but if you think Bryant is overrated
    then just haven’t been paying attention.

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