DeSean Jackson reflects on getting cut, smeared by Chip Kelly

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If Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson were wearing a microphone for a reunion with former Eagles coach Chip Kelly, plenty of words likely would have to be bleeped.

Jackson revisited Kelly’s decision to cut Jackson, which came in March 2014 after a failed effort to trade him — and as Jackson has claimed an effort to smear him.

“Honestly, bro, the past is the past, but I will say when I was released by the Eagles it was definitely a shove in my face, you know?” Jackson told teammate Lane Johnson, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. “The story that was made up and the reason behind it was hard for me to respect. I would have respected it a lot more, man, if they would have just came to me and just told me basically it’s a money issue or we’re going a different route. But no, you want to come up and say I’m a hoodlum and I’m doing all this crazy [stuff]? That [stuff] was personal to me.”

The termination of Jackson came after someone leaked to NJ.com that the team had concerns about potential gang ties.

Once Jackson was released, he wanted to play for a team that faced the Eagles twice per year.

“I remember the Redskins were one of the teams that hopped in and was really trying to sign me because of all the damage I did to them earlier in my career,” Jackson said. “Dan Snyder personally sent me his private jet. I was in L.A. and he sent me his private jet, he was like, ‘Get on the plane and we’ll figure out the contract.’ [Robert Griffin III] actually came to my house in Calabasas and he was like, ‘Man, please bro, just come play with me.’ I just wanted to go play against y’all twice a year. I’m staying in the division because I want them to see me twice a year. . . . I was going to let them see what they were missing out on.”

Jackson is now back with the Eagles, even though his contributions last year were limited due to a groin injury/hernia. If healthy in 2020, he could make a huge difference for an offense that needs someone to stretch the field.

12 responses to “DeSean Jackson reflects on getting cut, smeared by Chip Kelly

  1. chip kelly was a disaster of a HC. He really destroyed that team. Got rid of Mccoy and Desean while they were in their prime.

  2. I have been fired as well. I don’t dwell on it 20 years later. I’ve bettered myself and my financial situation. Why is it certain athletes continue to feel disrespected?

    This guy hasn’t even risen to average in the last three years. He’s lucky he’s still on a team. I’d cut him for losing more than a step and being so fragile he’s a china doll.

  3. He’s done. Over the hill. Dude’s injured more often than not. Good luck with that.

  4. Chip was the worst GM, not the worst coach the Eagles ever had. The reAson he got rid of Jackson was dirty. The move itself prob help set up the eagles run to the sb a couple years later.. a big what if game but He was an expensive option for a guy who has trouble staying on the field. He also did destroy the Eagles for big plays not on our team. So I don’t know. I like him

  5. tm05 says:
    June 1, 2020 at 1:36 pm
    chip kelly was a disaster of a HC. He really destroyed that team. Got rid of Mccoy and Desean while they were in their prime.

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    He got rid of those bums because eagles couldn’t even win a playoff game with those 2 together they were in their prime and team couldn’t win with them then they get rid of those toxic players and win a superbowl

  6. funpeep says:
    June 1, 2020 at 6:49 pm
    Chip was the worst GM, not the worst coach the Eagles ever had. The reAson he got rid of Jackson was dirty. The move itself prob help set up the eagles run to the sb a couple years later.. a big what if game but He was an expensive option for a guy who has trouble staying on the field. He also did destroy the Eagles for big plays not on our team. So I don’t know. I like him

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    The reason he got rid of Jackson is because he’s a terrible character guy that the eagles didn’t win anything with him no team has ever won anything with the poison Jackson

  7. greenanxiety says:
    June 1, 2020 at 4:55 pm
    Chip Kelly was a joke…

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    A joke that saved the eagles by getting rid of losers like Jackson

  8. Is this Benny guy a Chip burner account? The reason they got rid of DeSean was that he had “gang ties” which was never substantiated. Technically, I guess you do have to give Chip Kelly some credit. If he wasn’t such a God awful NFL coach that completely destroyed the team, it would never have been rebuilt into a Super Bowl winner. Thanks Chip!

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