Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson will circle two dates on his calendar when the NFL releases this year’s schedule.
Jackson told Arsenio Hall that he’s eager to play the Eagles, who cut him for reasons Jackson still doesn’t fully understand.
“Oh yeah, twice,” Jackson said of playing the Eagles this year, via CSNPhilly.com. “Two times, not once, twice. I’m sure those two games, there’s gonna be something special about those two games, for sure. I gotta definitely go up on that.”
Jackson says the day the Eagles informed him that he was cut is still difficult for him.
“It was almost unreal, honestly. My agent called me because I missed the call from head coach, and I’m sitting there like, what’s the reason behind it, what’s going on? Somebody tell me,” Jackson said. “Basically, [Kelly] told me ‘I think it’s best for the team and I think it’s best for yourself [to part ways]. We’re gonna let you negotiate with 31 other teams.’ So I’m like ‘Are you sure?’ I asked him one more time, I asked him what’s the reason, he said that’s what it was. I’m like, let’s get it started, let’s get it going.”
Jackson going against the Eagles will make for two of the most intriguing dates of the NFL year.