When Eagles coach Chip Kelly called DeSean Jackson to tell him he was being cut, Jackson wanted to know why. Kelly didn’t say.
That’s the word from Jackson, who said in his ESPN interview that all Kelly would tell him was, “We’re moving forward. I think it’s best for us and I think it’s best for you.”
Was it Jackson’s work ethic? His $10.5 million salary? His alleged gang ties? Some combination of those three? Jackson said he was hoping Kelly would address that with him, but Kelly didn’t.
“I was sitting there waiting for the reason why, but that’s basically all I can [recall] from the conversation,” Jackson said. “I got off the phone. I was like, ‘Are you sure? That’s it?’ We hung up. That was it.”
Jackson will probably never get the answer he wants from Kelly. But now that Jackson has signed with Washington, he’ll see Kelly twice during the season, and those two games will be two chances for Jackson to make Kelly regret his decision.