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Eagles release DeSean Jackson

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The Eagles are moving on from DeSean Jackson.

In a two-sentence, 25-word press release, the club announced Friday it had released Jackson, a Pro Bowl wideout who led Philadelphia in receiving a season ago.

“After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson,” the club said Friday. “The team informed him of his release today.”

The move — easily one of the biggest headline-makers of the NFL offseason — comes after weeks of trade rumors and public discussion of Jackson’s future with the Eagles.

On the field, the 27-year-old Jackson is one of the league’s most dynamic receivers. He set career-highs in catches (82) and yards (1,332) in 2013, his first year in coach Chip Kelly’s offense. A three-time Pro Bowler, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Jackson has gained 17.2 yards per catch in his NFL career.

However, speculation the Eagles were looking to move on from Jackson has bubbled all offseason, with the organization doing little to suggest they were not weighing their options.

Now, Jackson is out in Philadelphia, and on the same day that a published report from NJ.com claimed the club was troubled by his off-field habits. The NJ.com report alleged that Jackson’s relationship with gang members was one of the issues that bothered the Eagles’ organization.

The focus now turns to the market for Jackson, who has the sort of field-stretching speed all teams covet. With Jackson’s availability seemingly no secret to anyone in recent weeks, it will be interesting to see if any teams, perhaps having readied for this moment, quickly jump into the fray.

Of course, any discussion of Jackson’s talents now must be balanced with contemplation of why the Eagles bid goodbye to one of their most talented players.

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  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Mar 28, 2014 12:49 PM

    Good for the EAGLES !

  2. raidersfolife says: Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    It has to be a back story to this!!!

  3. bennyb82 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    This just seems crazy…

  4. jetsfmleveryday says: Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    What a waste if unlimited text messages to his teammates… Gonna rock that olllllld chad Pennington with the jets?

  5. dcbuff says: Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    dont come back to the NFC east, please

  6. tampabaybucs20 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    Hopefully the buccaneers sign him.

  7. bigjdve says: Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    Wow – way to get nothing for him.

    Not a fan, but you should’ve been able to get something for him.

  8. gridirondre says: Mar 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    Crazy!!!

  9. Robert says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    Jeties Bound.

  10. jetsfmleveryday says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    Damn Elmer… Thought for sure id be first… Perhaps I should worry about life… Because mine stinks via being a jets fan :(

  11. onixtorres says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    He leads the team in receiving and gets cut? Something’s way off here.

  12. jpmelon says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    That’ll teach you to hold onto the ball until you actually pass the goal line.

  13. laynesays says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    the crip walk into the endzone didn’t give it away?!

  14. chut26 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    Finally! No more speculation topics about this crap.

  15. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    2014 NFC EAST CHAMPS NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS

  16. jimcarper1 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    Cleveland welcomes you.

  17. thejabronisayz says: Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

    Something is wrong. The guy is talented and teams surely were interested in trading for him. Will be interested to see what develops in the coming days regarding their decision to release him rather than trade him.

  18. jayniner says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    Welcome to the 49ers??

    That is if you take a serious pay cut and lose the attitude.

  19. 12444uggg says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    This makes no sense.

  20. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    Come to the Browns!

  21. doe22us says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    Note to incoming rookies that hood lifestyle, gang affiliations, homies who dont have your interest at heart, cut them all out. You are not a rapper, you are not a record producer, you simply are a football player, keep your head on straight and then when your career is done, hopefully you transition perfectly.

  22. qdog112 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    No trading partner, personality clash with Chip or off the field issues, spells dismissal.

    Some team will pay him $8 mil for one year to play. Watch’em scramble …

  23. aceakking says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    Come to Redneckskins!

  24. alaricsrevenge says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    We will all regret this

  25. romestar82 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    49ers DO IT ! DO IT

  26. dglelite says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    Watch out Philly…He will be playing you twice a year, GUARANTEED!

    Skins or Giants…

    He will terrorize Philly for years

  27. freddypatsfan says: Mar 28, 2014 12:52 PM

    The Eagles will probably draft Brandin Cooks or Odell Beckham, same ability with no attitude or guns. As for D-Jax he should go back to Cali. Oakland or San Fran would be good fits. Look out for Carolina too

  28. jetsfmleveryday says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    Maybe the eagles are allergic to winning?

  29. mrright1963 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    glad to see the eagles doing stupid things,but why do this when you can take anything for him and get something out of it? bet he ends up in new york with the jets or giants.

  30. bringbucsback says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    APB for Lovie Smith!

  31. gunshiplollipop says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    Jets?

  32. shuttaman1990 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    Everyone else, back off.

    Sincerly, the Oakland Raiders.

  33. stumpzzz says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    He’s a burner, but his alligator arms and lack of 100% effort every play concerns me. I wouldn’t take the risk with this guy. I do like him as a PR though.

  34. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    Schefted retweeted info of possible gang connections. When keeping it real goes wrong…

  35. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    I remember when Chip came in the buzz was about this high-speed attack with Vick and Jackson…

    Must not have worked out as planned.

  36. tdubdizzle says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    Desean asked for his release once Mark Sanchez was signed.

  37. barsfordays says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    I dont understand how we can cut our No.1 WR. Doesnt make sense

  38. jermainewiggins says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    In the past day the eagles have signed mark sanchez and released deasean jackson. I thought teams tried to get better in the offseason.

  39. ostendpalace says: Mar 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    Love when owners and coaches put the team and the future of the organization above punk, whiny, drama queen players. Good for you Eagles – you’ll never look back.

  40. youtubeingravenvids says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    For EVERYONE that talks trash about him, I GUARANTEE you’d be happy if your team picked him up.

  41. meurah says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    Finally some news-worthy headlines. Off-season just got interesting!

  42. raiders4lyfe17 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    Desean to oak lets go reggie

  43. jagmankane says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    Jaguars could use a guy like that with Blackmon always in trouble and the rest of our WRs being 2’s 3’s and 4’s

  44. Youknowimright says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    The eagles organization is a complete joke. Take chances on cooper and vick, but djack cannot be rehibilitated. Hypocrits. Not to mention them trying to fleece the rest of the league and keeping this under raps while they shopped him . They knew about this and tried to bury it when they knew full well that they would be relasing him when the story broke. Bad guys run that organiztion. Players beware before you go to that organization.

  45. mikeyfins says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    He is Aaron Hernandez 2.0

    No team will sign him

  46. tdubdizzle says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    I hope Desean isnt a diva on the Raiders.

  47. arwiv says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    As a fan of the Giants who feared DJ, I say that this move will cost the Eagles. Unbelievably stupid move by the Eagles.

  48. orivar says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    I love Philadelphia, all four of our teams have HORRIBLE management. Yay!

    I need a drink.

  49. dycenyne says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    Unbelievable, a team with all this potential makes a move backwards…. This makes zero cents.. I hate Howie Roseman

  50. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    So careful yet they can’t provide a detailed rationale or anything to support their basis of labeling this as “careful”? This is a truly pathetic statement regardless of whether the decision makes sense. I wouldn’t be surprised though if they researched more into those gang connections and found something that motivated the release. But they should have done that a long time ago if they really wanted to be you know “careful”. Goofy stuff.

  51. hallforpresident says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    Two words: Aaron. Hernandez. The Eagles don’t want to rely on a star player only for him to get arrested when they need him most. Might as well cut your losses and get some good players with the added cap space.

  52. pftbro says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    He has gang connections, hangin’ with the wrong people. Just heard this in the radio…

  53. snivlem says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    Very curious who might sign him….he’s gotta be GM kryptonite right now. Also curious about what other details the Iggles know about that we don’t yet.

  54. Vim says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    Absolute shocker!! No other way to look at this.
    Wow!! What a windfall for the team that signs him since they will not have to trade for him

  55. realfootballfan says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    I guess talking to “Big Chip” means absolutely nothing, lol.

  56. jigwig13 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    Hopefully my Niners can make it happen

  57. taron2in1 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    They gotta give us a better reason then this! Not surprised tho.

  58. dallasbaby says: Mar 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    He just didnt want to play on a team with no Lombardi’s and whose new quarterback wears headbands

  59. nfl fan says: Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM

    There’s a reason it’s been 19,148 days since the eagles have won a title.

  60. djlexluger says: Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM

    They were concerned about his “gang affiliations”

  61. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM

    He’ll be in Oakland. From the Bay Area, all those gang affiliations. This isn’t going to end well.

  62. rajbais says: Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM

    Again, just because he got released it doesnt mean that he’s not a great player.

    Brett Favre, Rod Woodson, Shannon sharpe, and George blanda all saw releases.

    Where are they? In canton, Ohio.

  63. paoconno says: Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM

    Do not understand this at all! The Vikes got a first rounder for Percy last year, and he has a similar skill set as DeSean (and caused similar headaches.) How did Philly botch this so badly to get nothing for a talented WR still in his prime?

  64. jetsfaninindy says: Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM

    Do right thing Izdik. Sign him now!

  65. ariani1985 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:56 PM

    Come join the big top circus in green Bay!

  66. God Waves His Terrible Towel™ says: Mar 28, 2014 12:57 PM

    Fail.

  67. corkspop says: Mar 28, 2014 12:57 PM

    DeSean Panther Jackson…..

  68. voice0freasonn says: Mar 28, 2014 12:57 PM

    COME ON RAIDEEEEEEERS NOWS ARE CHANCE REGGIE MAKE THE MOVE!!!!!!!! Then draft Khalil Mack and were set.

  69. dycenyne says: Mar 28, 2014 12:57 PM

    Smart release one of our best weapons and get nothing in return. Great move Roseman you pos….

  70. Brinke says: Mar 28, 2014 12:58 PM

    Mr. McKenzie? DeSean Jackson’s agent on the line.

  71. slayer1224 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:58 PM

    New Orleans could use another weapon. Make it happen!!!

  72. dickshotdogs says: Mar 28, 2014 12:58 PM

    As Rotoworld reported, L.A. street gang ties led to this. Can you really blame The Eagles? And as a result, I am wrong in believing he will become a Patriot. Forgive me.

  73. thetooloftools says: Mar 28, 2014 12:58 PM

    Notice to those who won’t restructure and isn’t a great locker room guy.
    This is what happens.
    He’ll never get anywhere near that kind of contract again.

  74. shayeezy says: Mar 28, 2014 12:58 PM

    this makes chip kelly look really bad. he basically played desean, convincing him he was staying with the team to increase his leverage in trade talks. always struck me as the conniving type.. not a good look for a head coach.

  75. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 28, 2014 12:59 PM

    That break in at his house a couple months ago wasn’t such an “accident.” Apparently he’s got much bigger off field problems than we know.

  76. skinnytony says: Mar 28, 2014 12:59 PM

    I like how some Eagles fans pretend this is a good move. Please. Chip Kelly’s arrogance will be his downfall.

  77. mikeschmitt1217 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:59 PM

    WOW……Eagles leak stories from a few years ago so they don’t look bad in the press when they release him. I agree with the release, but that’s kind of bush league. To those who ask for my proof…please use common sense. Everyone and their brother was wondering why they were trying to trade this guy. Statement is prepared moments regarding his release after the story gets dropped that he has gang-affiliation (we all knew that-see Jaccpot spelling of his name). Not such a great offseason so far for the Birds hope they can right the ship.

  78. jdubs82 says: Mar 28, 2014 12:59 PM

    As a Bears fan I might as well add in my come here comment that Jackson is never going to read.. so “Come to the Bears…. you can be our 3rd receiver”

    But since that isn’t going to happen, if the Panthers don’t sign him they are idiots. They should be willing to match any offer he’s given.

  79. tavisteelersfan says: Mar 28, 2014 12:59 PM

    I see him in the BIG D. Jerry does not believe that there are bad attitudes and off field issues big enough that he can’t handle them.

  80. supertecmobowl says: Mar 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    Dallas DBs say thanks! With that move we just moved up to #31 in Pass Defense.

  81. phillysports1 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    Great player , Not a Leader.

  82. thepftpoet says: Mar 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    Cordarelle Patterson is a wannabe Desean Jackson.

    #Skol

  83. firedup1 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    Andy Reid is on line one with him at the present time.

  84. chrisanderson2013 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:01 PM

    Hey! If all of the rumors of his gang affiliation from his activities in Los Angeles are true then the Eagles did what they HAD to do.

  85. louiedogg16 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:01 PM

    The problem with D Jack is that a lot of teams would sign him for under 10 mil, but he actually wants more than 10 mil. He’s not worth it, not even close.

  86. puppybowler says: Mar 28, 2014 1:01 PM

    As a Giants fan this is fantastic news. A couple years too late…but still fantastic to say the least. Please don’t go to Washington or Dallas. Thanks

  87. whatnojets says: Mar 28, 2014 1:02 PM

    Jerry Jones is going to sign him to a multi zillion non-guaranteed contract!

  88. p4hbiz says: Mar 28, 2014 1:02 PM

    GO GET’EM REGGIE!!! Another Cali grown talent like MJD, bring’em all home.

    Go Raiders!

  89. justbust says: Mar 28, 2014 1:02 PM

    YouTube the rap battles king of Philly , him and his buddy cannot rap either, he’s a pure punk and joke.

  90. broncofaninfla45 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:02 PM

    With the talent he has he must be a cancer in the locker room and coaches to get released like this.

  91. bucsmightbegood says: Mar 28, 2014 1:02 PM

    Come back to Tedford and join the Bucs.

  92. p4hbiz says: Mar 28, 2014 1:03 PM

    Shaub to D. Jackson

  93. alshonsmeathooks says: Mar 28, 2014 1:03 PM

    you kidding me? No one offered even a 7th for this guy? Not the Panthers, Raiders, Browns? The guy takes out a safety every play just running down the field and catching nothing

  94. chaseutley says: Mar 28, 2014 1:03 PM

    At least it’s over. Embrace the outrage.

  95. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:03 PM

    I don’t get this jets notion. Now that the guy is a free agent, why would he go to the jets?

  96. dlk47823 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:04 PM

    Jets sitting on 30 million

  97. voiceofrealism says: Mar 28, 2014 1:04 PM

    You want to hang out with gangbangers, go do it. You want to be a man and make a fantastic living, do that.

  98. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 28, 2014 1:04 PM

    So… the ravens sign a REAL #2 wide receiver (Steve Smith)… and… Bengals owner mike brown sits on his cheap hands and limits the team’s offense with an NFL quality #3 wr playing at the #2 wr spot.

    Thanks, mike.

  99. kcflake says: Mar 28, 2014 1:04 PM

    SIGN DJAX UP CHIEFS, SIGN DJAX UP CHIEFS, SIGN DJAX UP CHIEFS, SIGN DJAX UP CHIEFS, SIGN DJAX UP CHIEFS, SIGN DJAX UP CHIEFS,

  100. buckshowalter says: Mar 28, 2014 1:04 PM

    Is it fair to assume he’s up to no good off the field?

  101. jbeagles23 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    Too much time chillin on Crenshaw blvd

  102. pourman says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    Lot of talent. What a waste. Must be more to this story. Hope he is OK. May be paying the price for a game of chicken between his agent and the Eagles. He’ll be picked up but probably at less money.

  103. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    Dallas will sign him.

  104. schmitty2 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    You can look at this 2 ways. 1. The Eagles are crazy for letting their top receiver go. 2. The team refused to be connected to a guy who is making too much money for his production and has had character concerns his whole pro career. I will go with the latter.

  105. sperminat0r says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    All raider haters are praying that he doesn’t go to the raiders lol. Welcome to the Raider Nation, Mr. DeSean Jackson! You look great in Silver and Black!!

  106. enkay85 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    Some websites reporting that the team had problems with his potential gang affiliations and felt he was a bad influence on the younger players.

    Great talent but I wouldn’t want him on my favorite team if the allegations are true.

  107. therealkenjones says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    The Chargers need to cut Jeromey Clary and go get D-Jax!

  108. docr8der says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    Cant believe one thing in the media…just yesterday they said he was staying in Philly.

  109. blahblahblah1313 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    Way to go Chip. There is a new sheriff in town and he wants a good locker room. That wins championships as much as so called talent. Whine about a new contract (after just signing a very good one) elsewhere. Coming from a Cowboy fan, but someone who can appreciate leadership.

  110. nyjfanz says: Mar 28, 2014 1:07 PM

    Talented….but so was Aaron Hernandez.

  111. bart15np says: Mar 28, 2014 1:07 PM

    Loving the street life more than the nfl life, loving himself more than the team. Dumb da dumb dumb.

  112. seatownballers says: Mar 28, 2014 1:07 PM

    Constantly complaining about money. Rumours are he’s been hanging out with gang members. Possible reason to be cut

  113. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:07 PM

    There is so much about this that doesn’t make sense. He must have really screwed up to get cut. Buyer beware.

  114. restorativejusticeprogram says: Mar 28, 2014 1:08 PM

    Hey stupid Eagles Fan: You realize that your team was about 20 Million under the cap and will now be closer to 30.

    LOL Ownership is laughing at you slugs.

  115. flannlv says: Mar 28, 2014 1:08 PM

    It is going to take a team with a coach/GM who are secure in their positions to sign DJax. PayLoo on line 1.

  116. 1509lucky says: Mar 28, 2014 1:08 PM

    Where’s there’s smoke there’s Fire. No one is lining up to sign this guy if a potential arrest/suspension is imminent. Teams don’t cut that kind of talent unless something seriously bad is up!

  117. bestbadteamaround says: Mar 28, 2014 1:08 PM

    I get that he had to be off the team. Releasing him??? You idiots. You’re honestly telling me nobody would offer anything for the guy? There are teams way below the salary cap that desperately need speedy WRs, how could you not get him traded?

    Oh I know, because you were caught behind the 8 ball once everyone started reporting you didn’t want him, and they knew they could lowball you. Someone’s got a bad leak in their front office…

  118. vegasgreek says: Mar 28, 2014 1:09 PM

    D JAX = THE NEXT CLIFF BRANCH !

  119. fissels says: Mar 28, 2014 1:09 PM

    Chip Kelly isn’t fooling around. Good for him.

  120. theclink12 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:09 PM

    I am sure Denver will sign him by tomorrow.

  121. tjacks7 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:10 PM

    The Eagles once cut a guy for questionable personal issues and a lack of responsibility for their actions. Said play then went on to become a hall of famer. I’m just saying, DeSean, AP, and Patterson would be one dynamic offense if a halfway decent QB ever shows up in Minnesota.

  122. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:10 PM

    Just read the gang article. I wouldn’t sign this guy. It is the only reason I can see eagles just abruptly trying to get rid of him. This guy is bad news.

  123. simplegodfather says: Mar 28, 2014 1:10 PM

    49ers, Giants, and other low cap team will NEVER get Jackson.. He want so much money, and the low cap teams can’t make it rain for him.. The only logical teams he sign up is either Raiders or Jets, or any high cap money leftover.. Hopefully he be reunited with Vick with Jets… It would be epic on Jet’s Offense.. Izzy, if ya wanna win the fans support, sign this guy asap!!!

  124. janvanflac says: Mar 28, 2014 1:12 PM

    I am sure there was some pretty serious stuff for them to drop him like a hot potato. As an Eagles fan I’m bummed but I understand this isn’t a decision that they took lightly. And they can’t exactly trade him while hiding negative information either, so….

  125. khenien says: Mar 28, 2014 1:13 PM

    To those saying that should have at least gotten something out of this, you don’t know the whole story. Let’s say that there was some sort of smoking gun that only the Eagles knew and they didn’t want him on the team anymore. They trade him for a draft pick and then that team finds out about this smoking gun. The Eagles look like a shady organization in doing that and now other teams are less likely to deal with them in the future. A possibility is that they were perfectly honest with their intentions to other teams in order to have good faith from the rest of the league. Perhaps that’s why there was no trade offer.

  126. campcouch says: Mar 28, 2014 1:15 PM

    has this guy gotten into any real trouble? I know someone robbed his house or something,but I’ve never heard of him involved in anything.

  127. bbking0420 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:16 PM

    Buffalo Bills now is the time to get Stevie Johnson some real receiver help!!! Sign that man ASAP!!!

  128. norcald says: Mar 28, 2014 1:17 PM

    If the Jets don’t make a serious attempt to use the “playing with Mike Vick” angle to try to sign D-Jax, they are dumb. Him with Decker, and possibly a top TE in the draft would give either Vick or Smith plenty of weapons.

  129. phillysports1 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:17 PM

    The gangs he’s relationship with ,are being investigated for two murders …

  130. fanofschill says: Mar 28, 2014 1:17 PM

    No team will sign him with this gang ties >>>>> Hernandez

  131. conormacleod says: Mar 28, 2014 1:18 PM

    No gangs in Green Bay. Or anything, really. But he would have to sign for league minimum as the stock holders* don’t allow them to sign any free agents.

  132. ideabook2014 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:18 PM

    Couldn’t wait to see Cutler underthrowing him on the Bears.

    Jackson’s first name sounds made up, though.

  133. edrooneyjr says: Mar 28, 2014 1:18 PM

    Iggles are in for a big fall this yr.

  134. csbanter says: Mar 28, 2014 1:18 PM

    Teams are not dealing with headaches anymore Jackson, Steve Smith. Justin Blackmon better take notice here.

  135. leevi98 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:18 PM

    Before everyone starts to say “I want him on my team” shows you don’t follow football closely. First the Egales have said his work ethic and relationships as a teammate were bad. He has been connected with gang murders in LA as well as it was discovered he is a member of the Crips. this is bigger than football and ANY team should use very very much caution in signing him. i sure don’t want him on my team!

  136. davemvh says: Mar 28, 2014 1:19 PM

    Philly did the right thing in cutting that little drama queen,his mouth on field ,in the locker room and in the press is nothing more than a distraction to the entire team, AND his affiliation with Philly/Camden gangs was the deal breaker.Philly is building a new team,and they WILL be playoff bound this season,so theres no need to keep the boat anchor around.Jackson definitely has talent,but he cant keep his damn mouth shut.I hope who ever signs him ,takes a long,hard look at just what they are buying into.

  137. harlemdom says: Mar 28, 2014 1:19 PM

    The propaganda continues, the eagles will never win a super bowl as I said earlier. Brace yourself if he goes to the 49ers, or the Seahawks the rich will get richer. If he goes to one of the teams in the NFC East, it will be like T.O. 2.0. Chip needs to reevaluate his game plan. Desean kept safeties out of the box, so it opened up running lanes for McCoy. Now everything is going to change teams don’t respect maclin deep threat ability, or cooper’s. Brace yourself for a season that is already lost because of Chip’s narcissism.

  138. Klover Jane says: Mar 28, 2014 1:19 PM

    Chip dumps his Crip.

  139. calkinsrob says: Mar 28, 2014 1:21 PM

    I hope no one signs that bum

  140. baddegg says: Mar 28, 2014 1:21 PM

    Redskins take a chance on a one year show me deal.

    Everyone will call you stupid and maybe you are but with that kind of talent, it may be worth the risk…Garcon and Jackson as your 1 and 2…Reed at TE…that’s not bad at all…

  141. laxnhockey says: Mar 28, 2014 1:21 PM

    Not an Eaglet fan, but kudos to Chip Kelly and the instant credibility this creates for him.

  142. Matt dog from C-town says: Mar 28, 2014 1:22 PM

    Go to the Raiders…U can join the bloods & crips in L.A.

  143. buckethead1 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:23 PM

    When keepin’ it real goes wrong….

  144. jbeagles23 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:24 PM

    Guess nobody read the actually story about his gang affiliations. Was twice connect (in pics and through his label) with murderers anyone remember last offseason? Aaron Hernandez ring a bell?

  145. cjweber5187 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:24 PM

    Bucs should drop Mike Williams and scoop DeSean. As much of a diva as he is, the dude can ball. The Law Offices of Jackson & Jackson could be deadly. Especially if Sammy Watkins joins the mix.

  146. konan031 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:24 PM

    I was a philly fan now i’m done first McNabb, than Vick now Desean….dumb ass coach…..Philly never gonna get a ring now, not to mention all the other philly players they released, cut , or traded since 2005.

  147. raiderrob21 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:24 PM

    Sign sanchez and release d jack???? Great trade off.
    Makes sense to me,…..as to why the Eagles are the eagles

  148. themagicman1223 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:26 PM

    The guy’s a gangbanger, obviously that’s why they decided to cut him.

  149. tansolo1 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:26 PM

    He will come back to burn the Eagles, instead of getting rid of the extra baggage like “cant stop nobody” Coleman and other idiots who are over paid they got rid of one of the hottest receiver in the NFL.
    GREAT MOVE IDIOTS.

  150. jaybirds95 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:31 PM

    Eagles cut him cause he has ties to the crips out in LA. If you fans want a player on your team that post pictures up on instagram of himself with gang members who are on trial for shooting and killing a 14 year old kid and those are his so called homies, you can have him.

  151. greymares says: Mar 28, 2014 1:34 PM

    I need to hear the WHOLE STORY now!!!!!

  152. realdealsteel says: Mar 28, 2014 1:36 PM

    The guy is a wanna be gang banger. He’s a disaster waiting to happen and they were smart to get rid of him now in a wide receiver heavy draft.

  153. seahawksbmx says: Mar 28, 2014 1:36 PM

    Man, people are dumb. Do most of you just read headlines and start commenting? It’s explained WHY they let him go for nothing right in the short article – they didn’t want an Aaron Hernandez situation, which seems to be where he’s headed. I commend the Eagles for dropping him.

  154. blahman64 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:37 PM

    Cris Carter 2.0. Seriously, maybe a release will get him to shape up and quit fooling around.

  155. paulnoga says: Mar 28, 2014 1:37 PM

    Look at the parallels: 2 new Head Coaches trying to assert themselves to professional players. Both imposing their will. Star players that resist and are shown the door.
    A) Josh McDaniels – Broncos – QB Cutler and WR Marshall resist and are playing elsewhere. The Broncos fall apart.
    B) Chip Kelly – Eagles – their best WR Jackson, resists and is cut. The Eagles are lucky that the QB was young and a non-starter.
    The Eagles are starting down the wrong path.

  156. sonopazzo6 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:37 PM

    Good-bye Djax……thanks for the Miracle in the Meadowlands II……….it was one of the most electrifying plays I have ever seen!

  157. th56 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:38 PM

    Go back to the hood and rap and sell drugs with your homies. Kudos to Chip for doing what every coach and GM needs to do to clean up the NFL of the hoodlum element.

  158. hendawg21 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:38 PM

    Hold up #1 production receiver released….pardon me but if that isn’t a red flag I don’t know what is…buyer beware!!!

  159. football111223344 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:38 PM

    As I posted 3 days ago (but my post was removed by the profootballtalk morons), Deasean Jackson is heavily invested in the Crips gang. He is friends with many murderers and has been involved in many gang related incidents recently, including his house being robbed of 20 guns and 300K. He will not include CK (crip killa) in any of his social media/record labels (Jaccpot) and has flashed the crips signs many times recently. The Eagles were in a no win situation here because the common moron fan and lazy journalists were not aware of this. As an Eagles fan, I am happy that the Eagles chose them to remove themselves from a very Aaron Hernandez-ish player. The Patriots now have zero chance of signing him due to his gang affiliation. He is a nice player but I don’t want to cheer for a known gang banger/killa. Not worth it.

  160. jolink653 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:40 PM

    Should raise a big red flag when an improving team cuts their best receiver while he’s in his prime. Looking back on the Aaron Hernandez story, reports of gang ties is exactly how it started. Hopefully he can avoid trouble and keep his life and career straight

  161. sandersmarcus10 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:40 PM

    Carolina will you FINALLY step up?

  162. BED MAN OKC says: Mar 28, 2014 1:41 PM

    I wonder if the same people complaining about this being an injustice, are the same ones saying the Pats should have gotten rid of Hernandez sooner, because of red flags. Good job Feagles.

    Of course, the Eagles also got rid of Andy Ried.

  163. steelerfanjo says: Mar 28, 2014 1:42 PM

    Ravens

  164. vicksbitch says: Mar 28, 2014 1:46 PM

    ESPN are saying that the Eagles did not trade him because they felt it would be wrong to do so when they knew about the depth of his problems. Does that mean that all the PFT reports that they were looking for a trade for the past few weeks were completely wrong or is that just the line that the Eagles are taking because they couldn’t find a trade partner? It is impossible to believe that if the Eagles wanted a trade, they could not have even got a late round pick which suggests that they are telling the truth and never wanted to trade, just to cut him.
    If the NJ.com article is accurate, they did the right thing, Jason Kelce has already come iut and supported the move…

  165. kastout11 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:47 PM

    I knew there was something else, you don’t drop one of the top 5 receivers in the conference because of his salary when you are way under the cap. If his contract put them up against the cap, then I could see it. I don’t think unloading him to another team without knowledge of this is just not cool. Some team, like the Cowboys, will pay him a bunch of money even though he has issues, but seeing how the commissioner is, he will probably suspend Desean anyway. Wow, there are new things coming out while I am writing this. This is crazy.

  166. grimreaper12 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:48 PM

    Brady needs a wide receiver, however, it would be a PR nightmare if we signed this guy. Don’t go it Belichick. We’re the Patriots, America’s team. We stand for the greater good. Let the Jets sign him. Doesn’t matter anyway, we have Revis!

    #GOPATS

  167. thepftpoetisacrossdresser says: Mar 28, 2014 1:51 PM

    If people knew the story behind D. Jackson….they’d think more of Vick.

    This guy will be dead within 10 years from today if he doesn’t straighten himself and his life out.

    IN-Sanchez
    Out-Jackson

    Somewhere, a part of hell is freezing over.

  168. thatstinks says: Mar 28, 2014 1:51 PM

    So much for busting your tail to get off the streets . I just baffled that someone could be such an idiot . Its not like he’s a kid .

  169. football111223344 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:52 PM

    Andy Reid = Have fun with him for the next 10 years. What you saw last year in the playoffs is exactly what we saw for 15 years. Same mistakes. Guy can’t adjust, put teams away. He’s a good coach but will never ever win the Super Bowl. It’s so comical to Philly fans to see people from other cities talk about him and act like Kelly didn’t do the same exact thing as far as turning the Eagles around. We love Kelly here so keep talkin up Reid. We LOVE IT!!!!

  170. cletuswithat says: Mar 28, 2014 1:53 PM

    i will never talk bad about the eagles ever again.

  171. phillyguyindc says: Mar 28, 2014 1:57 PM

    Yeah I see the reports about being a gangsta but I think his new agent was playing chicken with the eagles to get a new contract. Eagles didn’t bite and now Djax is going to be out a lot of money and most likely unhappy wherever he ends up. Nobody is paying $10.5 mil for him.

    We’ll see if his new agent gets fired after he signs somewhere else.

  172. steves11 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:59 PM

    On the surface this seems like an incredibly stupid move by the Eagles at this point in time. Maybe they know something that the rest of us don’t about Jackson, but they’re taking a huge chance by risking him signing with the Giants, Redskins or Cowboys and having to face him twice a year.

  173. phinatic29 says: Mar 28, 2014 2:02 PM

    guys this is not a football move.
    it only makes sense if you know what the eagles know.

  174. mungman69 says: Mar 28, 2014 2:03 PM

    Bad boy!

  175. natelan69 says: Mar 28, 2014 2:09 PM

    Would be ironic if he ended-up wearing an all-red uniform like KS or SF, considering he’s a crip and all.

  176. theroc5156 says: Mar 28, 2014 2:14 PM

    Okay Marvin Lewis/Mike Brown; how about another reclamation project????? Worked for Vontaze Burfict.

  177. listenupcupcake says: Mar 28, 2014 2:23 PM

    Schmitty2: Bingo, right on it.

    This is shocking. The Eagles may take a step back this year because of this release – it’s unlikely anyone they can draft or sign can replace DJaccs on the field – but if the stories are true, in the long run it’s not only the best choice, but the only choice, the team could have made.

  178. irvfin3 says: Mar 28, 2014 2:24 PM

    Jets please GET HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!

  179. lgwelsh1 says: Mar 28, 2014 3:32 PM

    The Eagles would not have cut him without substantial evidence of this type of behavior.

    I’m sure more info will be coming our way soon.

  180. vr6ist says: Mar 28, 2014 7:33 PM

    If i see one more post where someone says “It has to be” or “its a lot of people” Im going to throw up. What are they teching in third grade these days????!!!

  181. Robert says: Mar 29, 2014 12:37 AM

    Dallas Cowboys are the Crips Favorite Team and then the Raiders because of their time in L.A.

    Jackson will look good in the Silver and Blue. It would be toxic for him to go to the 49ers with a Blood Gang Member at QB.

  182. phillyeaglefan says: Mar 30, 2014 3:33 PM

    I would not have done this if I was the Eagles. He is too good of a receiver. Hopefully they get someone good in the draft that maybe could be even better.

  183. liquidchaoss says: Mar 30, 2014 9:04 PM

    Day dreaming here, off field issues aside, it would be awesome to have Jackson sign with the Cardinals. Just think, Larry Fitzgerald/Michael Floyd/DeSean Jackson. That would be a scary group, last time they had a receiver core that good they went to the super bowl. Heck last year with one of the worst olines in the NFL and a lack of a decent slot receiver Palmer still threw for over 4000 yards. Arians loves to throw it deep, but when you think of his off the field issues its something the Cardinals usually frown upon. I say usually yet they drafted Tyrann so go figure.

  184. gregmorris78 says: Mar 31, 2014 6:26 PM

    Don’t come to dc – pleeeeeeze……

    I could never root for you because you’ve killed us year in and year out

    Allen, don’t sign him. He is our nemesis. Kinda like signing Jason wit ton or Eli manning.

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