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Chip Kelly tells DeSean Jackson to not worry, work hard


We mentioned this morning DeSean Jackson’s social media update, suggesting that he talked with Eagles coach Chip Kelly.

Now, we have at least one version of part of the discussion.

According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, a source close to Jackson described Kelly’s message as “don’t worry about anything and keep working hard and be ready for camp.”

Now, that could mean many things, up to and including “be ready for MY camp.”

But it might mean nothing.

With General Manager Howie Roseman clamming up on the subject of Jackson when talking to reporters yesterday, it’s hard to imagine a situation which had been reported to be so ugly is so beautiful now.

More pragmatically, Kelly’s perhaps just buying a little time, trying to keep Jackson from popping off while working to move him to another team in trade, or giving it time to cool down so they can mend fences.

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43 Responses to “Chip Kelly tells DeSean Jackson to not worry, work hard”
  1. freevinnycurry says: Mar 25, 2014 12:07 PM

    You don’t give away a weapon like Jackson for nothing. Either for a low round pick or waive the guy. So Eagles were hoping someone would emerge for a 1st/2nd rounder and when they didn’t – they now must reel this in. Kelly will deal with it. If it becomes cancerous – then you can waive the guy at any point. No need to do it now.

  2. whiteknightblackheart says: Mar 25, 2014 12:08 PM

    Sounds like Jackson’s agent is just fishing for a fee on a new contract. “Nothing to see here folks.”-Frank Drebin

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 25, 2014 12:09 PM

    Too late to try to put the toothpaste back in the tube now.

  4. jbcommonsense says: Mar 25, 2014 12:10 PM

    ”Don’t worry, work hard,” is good advice for many players. Focus on developing your talents, conditioning and skills, then turn to contracts/money after you know which team is seeking you.

  5. whiteknightblackheart says: Mar 25, 2014 12:13 PM

    Sounds like Jackson’s agent is just fishing for a fee on a new contract. “Nothing to see here folks.”-Frank Drebin

  6. seabreezes51 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:13 PM

    He’s gonna be streakin down the sidelines for the Eagles tis season.

  7. r8rsfan says: Mar 25, 2014 12:13 PM

    Every story about this guy makes me hope even more that Oakland does not bring him in. This is the type of stuff we’re supposed to be moving away from – all the diva drama, fragile ego requiring constant stroking, and focus on things other than becoming a better football player.

  8. Youknowimright says: Mar 25, 2014 12:14 PM

    Translation: No way we want you back here, but please shut your mouth and your agents mouth so that we can actually get something for you in a trade.

  9. dawkinsalwaysaneagle says: Mar 25, 2014 12:15 PM

    Mend the damn fences already!

  10. jlinatl says: Mar 25, 2014 12:17 PM

    It may be that the offers have dried up in anticipation of a release which has led the Eagles to think they are better served holding onto Jackson until camp, the trade deadline or next offseason.

  11. jetslakersfan says: Mar 25, 2014 12:18 PM

    He will be traded. We hear this all the time then that person is cut or traded.

  12. fundamentals425 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:19 PM

    Why did it take them so long to have this conversation?

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    Kelly should have reached out to him earlier, but it’s never too late. They should sit down together and try to hash things out and make sure that this whole isn’t a simple mistake that DJ unfortunately made but would now like to rectify and make things right. That’s easy to do, all he has to do is stop whining and tell Chip that he is determined to have his best year ever and show every other GM in the league why they were fools to not pounce on the opportunity to trade for him.

  14. ravenswhat says: Mar 25, 2014 12:24 PM

    Hey DeSean I got news for ya, chip also told the Ducks he would never coach in the pro’s. So, there is that.

  15. phillyshouldsignmaclin says: Mar 25, 2014 12:31 PM

    I would give Jackson one more year and decide in Foles’ money year whether or not to keep him

  16. eagles12and4 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:31 PM

    Sweet!! I think the birds through this rumor out to make desean relize that other teams wont pay this contract so stop talking about it. Hope they defuse this situation and we get to watch what this offense can be with all these weapons. Another playoff year!

  17. lapistola5 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:31 PM

    Save the money and the overall hassle of keeping someone who only thinks of is himself and NOT his team.

  18. bmorepositive123 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:32 PM

    Hopefully the eagles are just looking to create leverage to resign him for 2M a year cheaper

  19. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:34 PM

    He was never going anywhere, doesn’t anyone get it?

    It has always been “he could be traded…eagles looking into it…other teams looking into it…he could be cut…”

    I could eat a tin can, too. Is it gonna happen?

  20. chinahand11 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:35 PM

    Chip is right. It was best said by Jack Morris, former MLB pitcher: If you keep your nose to the grindstone good things will happen for you. Doesn’t anyone believe this any more?

  21. gromgrimfist says: Mar 25, 2014 12:37 PM

    Jackson is a one trick pony who is afraid to take a hit he was a product of Foles last year not the other way around

  22. sandersmarcus10 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:38 PM

    Whole situation made no sense if there going to keep him smh

  23. kastout11 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:38 PM

    Just like I have said the entire time, he is not going anywhere. I think the Eagles were just trying to prove a point that no matter who you are, Chip runs the show. No team was going to give up a draft pick for someone who was going to be released and no team is going to pay him $10.5 million. I think if he doesn’t grou up, he will be gone at the end of the year. If they were serious about trading him they would have done so before free agency.

  24. cannabisisgreat says: Mar 25, 2014 12:40 PM

    Has Jackson ever produced in a big game or against a talented corner? Did nothing in the playoffs till that corner got hurt

  25. vusnu says: Mar 25, 2014 12:40 PM

    It’s killing the media that they don’t have their arms about what’s really going on behind closed doors in Philly.

  26. skolisstupid says: Mar 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    Viking fans tell desean not to worry as well. They have everything under control. Skol. Ice fishing.

  27. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 25, 2014 12:42 PM

    Whoever trades for this guy just know that he’ll be complaining about his contract in about a yr or two. Not worth the hassel.

  28. mikeanthonymirabella says: Mar 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    The Raiders were trading Tim Brown every year an was never traded in the 15 years he was there. Was tempted once by Denver and raiders matched offer.

  29. brettfavresmidget says: Mar 25, 2014 12:54 PM

    I can’t wait to see who the Eagles are definitely getting rid of next offseason.

  30. richardmswartz says: Mar 25, 2014 12:55 PM

    The problem is with the media here. It should be obvious to everyone that no one, including McCoy, is untouchable on the Eagles. Because Jackson is probably at the peak now and will fall off fast due to size combined with the strength of the draft the Eagles tested the water on a trade.
    There is little to no interest because of Jackson’s base salary coupled with the strength of the draft. So keep him. They’re better off with him. I beleive his cap number goes down significantly next year anyway.

  31. phillycannon says: Mar 25, 2014 1:03 PM

    i agree with everyone else. its the media who feels like they need a story here. the two main sources, actually came out and said everything is good. now the media wants to put their own spin into words. get over it. talk about the mike williams story or ray rice. REAL STORIES.

  32. I have Unknown Sources says: Mar 25, 2014 1:04 PM

    It is Obvious to most , that the hyper-media ” jumped-the-gun” on this.

    Someone in the media should address this, as a huge mistake on their part.

    Even if some of this is true , or turns out to be true, the media is to blame, , somewhat.

  33. pekkle007 says: Mar 25, 2014 1:18 PM

    No! My brilliant plan of Denarius Moore + 7th Rounder for D-Jax down the tubes!

  34. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 25, 2014 1:31 PM

    Pretty good advice. Don’t worry about things out of your control. All you can control is your work ethic, desire, and intensity. Worry about that.

  35. mansers says: Mar 25, 2014 1:31 PM


  36. ctgiant says: Mar 25, 2014 1:32 PM

    He better be “working hard” even our back-ups can handle this guy now!
    Rolle; DRC; Thurmond; Prince; Demps; Brown, bring it D-JACK!

  37. eaglebranded says: Mar 25, 2014 1:38 PM

    People constantly saying they don’t want him on their team. Trust and believe he doesn’t want to play for the raiders or any of them other teams. Like I said these journalists take stuff and run with it . Instead of finding real news they go off he say she say bull. Their goal is to cause friction in different organizations to see if anyone bites and present problems. Desean has never been in trouble on or off the field. Yet we all know he doesn’t know what to say out his mouth sometimes. They played on his emotions once again.

  38. grimreaper12 says: Mar 25, 2014 1:51 PM

    Jets fans everywhere are heartbroken!

    Decker will have two extra bye weeks since he’ll be vacationing on ” Revis Island “. Pack your bags fellas. Bring the wifey too.


  39. fdugrad says: Mar 25, 2014 2:00 PM

    Kelly was simply telling him not to be overly concerned by his upcoming trade or release and reminding him to work diligently for his new team, ESPECIALLY regarding his annoying behaviors, UNLIKE he did when he WAS an Eagle.

  40. jackburtonsmullet says: Mar 25, 2014 2:25 PM

    Puuahahahahahaha!!! Chip continues to make the media look like the idiots they are.

  41. mmsierra says: Mar 25, 2014 3:38 PM

    Keep Jackson ……

    but, draft a WR

    It would be STUPID to let him go
    Not with all that talent

    Maybe trade him next year

  42. bigblu73 says: Mar 25, 2014 4:45 PM

    Some folks on here crack me up!!! Yea I could here GM’s now saying, No need to keep the guy in the prime of his career coming off his most productive season ever!!! Look at how “deep” this draft is with “top quality question marks”!!LMAO. Lets see Philly has Maclin coming back from ACL surgery, Cooper who is a WR3 and D-Jax the guy that is the difference maker that can take the top off of any defense and stops teams from loading the box on Shady. Lets take a “wild guess” as to what piece of the puzzle is the most important? He just got this extension last year and performed up to his contract, why would he consider taking a pay cut? The Eagles won the NFC East last season, how could they possibly consider building upon this effort by cutting the most productive WR?

  43. ninozlatino says: Mar 25, 2014 10:41 PM

    Media:Desean do u feel u deserve a new contract.
    desean: yes.
    media: eagles look to trade desean.

    what a joke. I hope he’s still on the team. he opens things up for everyone else. move or dump him once u know Maclin is ok. desean was only worthless in the redzone with a 6 foot qb. Foles can see him. different situation.

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