DeSean Jackson has heard the talk that he was cut by the Eagles because he’s a locker-room trouble maker, and he doesn’t appreciate it.
Jackson said in an interview with DJ Skee that in reality, his teammates in Philadelphia were sorry to see him go.
“The funniest thing, man: all this stuff like he’s not a locker room player, he don’t get along with his teammates, the people that really know me, they’re like ‘Man where is all this coming from?’” Jackson said, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “I had teammates texting me and hitting me up, teammates that’s still on the Eagles right now, like ‘What were they talking about you ain’t a team guy, you don’t get along with people in your locker room?’ Everybody in the locker room loved me, you feel me?”
Jackson also said he appreciated teammates like LeSean McCoy, who has been publicly supportive of Jackson.
“I know who my real homies are,” Jackson said. “The real homies stepped up. My boy LeSean McCoy, one of the best running backs in the NFL, he stepped up, he said some real stuff. But in this league bro, a lot of people are scared and afraid to speak up, because they feel like they’re gonna be the next one cut. They feel like they’re gonna be the next one cut. So the ones that really did step up and speak up, I salute all of them.”
Jackson may be right that his teammates loved him. But for whatever reason, Chip Kelly didn’t like him. And Chip Kelly runs the show in Philadelphia, which is why Jackson is now in Washington.