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April 7, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
After playing it straight with the press concerning the past and future of Donovan McNabb, star Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson yesterday dished to the radio station that pays him, 97.5-FM, "The Fanatic. " "It was time for a change," said Jackson - a shot, clearly, at McNabb. "We've got some young players here. I'm just excited about everything. " McNabb's criticism of the Eagles' young players in the regular-season loss in Dallas caused Jackson, in his second season, to bristle.
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October 3, 2011 | BY RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
SPEAKING for the masses, DeSean Jackson said, "Today I felt we were in great shape being up 23-3 - the second half was just brutal. " On a day when Jackson caught six passes for 171 yards, and dropped a couple of others, the Eagles still blew a 20-point lead and lost to the 49ers, 24-23. The team's third consecutive loss, and third consecutive second-half collapse, colored everything, even his personal success. Bittersweet, as the lady once said. "It was just that they were able to put points on the board [in the second half]
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April 11, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DURING ITS offseason, NFL.com manufactures creative ways to keep readers interested. It's perfectly normal, and something the Daily News does every summer. We call it the Eagles' training-camp guide. Anyway, one of the things the NFL website did this spring was to put 64 of its greatest plays in a bracket and have readers vote on their favorites. The span went from Bill Osmanski's touchdown run in the 1940 championship game to Jacoby Jones' touchdown catch in the most recent Super Bowl.
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August 12, 2010
Poor Donovan McNabb. After one season with the best wide-receiving tandem he had as an Eagle, he gets traded to the Washington Redskins. Kevin Kolb will be the beneficiary of what has the potential to the top wide-receiver twosome in Eagles history. DeSean Jackson was a star from the start. Injuries made him the first rookie receiver to start a season opener under Andy Reid, but Jackson's six catches for 106 yards against the St. Louis Rams was a sign of things to come. Jackson set an Eagles rookie record with 62 catches and 912 receiving yards.
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September 22, 2014 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
TOMORROW might mark the return of former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson when his current team, the Redskins, come to town. Jackson, who as of yesterday was questionable to play because of a shoulder injury, was an enigma as an Eagle. He burned cornerbacks on fly routes unlike any other receiver, but drew criticism for his attitude and life outside of football. Jackson's tenure can be characterized by whatever specific version of "Jaccpot" the Eagles were getting on game day: The speedster Jackson and coach Chip Kelly seemed a perfect match because of DeSean's unparalleled speed.
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March 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once more, DeSean Jackson answered questions about his contract. Only this time, he did it with a smile and with certainty. With his future in Philadelphia secure, the dynamic wide receiver offered bold predictions of success for himself and his team. "I have five bright years to look forward to. In one of those years, I'm going to guarantee a Super Bowl because we've been close the past four years," Jackson said Thursday, a day after agreeing to a five-year contract with the team that drafted him in 2008.
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June 3, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In late April, when the cancer that had invaded Bill Jackson's pancreas spread, DeSean Jackson had his father relocated from Long Beach, Calif., to Philadelphia. From peewee football through DeSean's tenure at the University of California, Bill Jackson was a staple at his son's games. However, after DeSean, a wide receiver, was drafted by the Eagles last year, the bicoastal travel prevented the elder Jackson from attending most of the games during his son's breakout rookie season.
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September 12, 2011
ST. LOUIS - The outside noise has been particularly noisome lately for DeSean Jackson, what with other players successfully getting contracts negotiated, and Terrell Owens going on the radio and saying he shouldn't be risking injury without a new deal, and an unusual number of typists and talkers attempting to read his mind. Keeping the sideshow separate from his business is Jackson's full-time job now, and will continue to be for as long as he is ridiculously underpaid and without a new contract.
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December 7, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It happened only once during Andy Reid's 14 seasons in Philadelphia and never for an entire season. For a fleeting moment during the Eagles' 2004 run to the Super Bowl, we saw what the combination of size and speed could do at the wide receiver position. Mega-diva that he was, nobody in the game could match Terrell Owens' talent at that time. He probably would own Mike Quick's single-season team record for receiving yards had it not been for a horse-collar tackle (legal at the time) by Dallas safety Roy Williams that fractured the receiver's right leg in Week 14. We offer this reminder now because the No. 1 receiver in the NFL is coming to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday when the Eagles play the Detroit Lions in a huge game between 7-5 teams that sit atop their respective divisions.
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March 23, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles have intensified their efforts to trade Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the last week, according to three independent NFL sources. While there have been earlier reports that teams reached out to inquire about Jackson, in several cases it has been the Eagles that have directly or indirectly shopped the wide receiver to gauge interest, two of the sources said. The team had no comment on Friday. The Eagles' marketing of Jackson leads to the near inevitable conclusion that he will not be with the team this season.
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May 15, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Sports Columnist
IT ISN'T EVERY day a writer gets to talk about Ahmad Rashad as a segue into a relevant topic, so forgive me if I ask that we all don our favorite hoop earring, cue up a classic edition of "Jam Session," and try to guess the last University of Oregon wide receiver selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Hint: It's Ahmad Rashad. This was 1972, before Rashad married Claire Huxtable, before he hosted "NBA Inside Stuff," heck, before his name was Ahmad Rashad (it was Bobby Moore)
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May 14, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
I'VE CHANGED my mind. Chip Kelly should say something about what LeSean McCoy said. He should say he is hurt that his former player implied he is a racist.He should say it is undeserved and unfair. He shouldn't have to say this, of course, so he probably won't. But it will hang around here and around him if he doesn't, unjust that it is, festering like an untreated blister. Every move he makes, every breath he takes . . . According to one count, the Eagles had the fewest number of black players (27)
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May 11, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
When DeSean Jackson was released before last season, one of the biggest questions asked was, "How will the Eagles replace his numbers?" The answer, of course, was with Jeremy Maclin, who caught nearly the same number of passes (85 vs. 82) for nearly the same number of yards (1,318 vs. 1,332) and touchdowns (10 vs. 9) as Jackson did a year earlier. But Maclin is gone and the Eagles don't appear to have a No. 1 wide receiver waiting in the wings - although a case could be made for Jordan Matthews.
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May 8, 2015
IN COUNTLESS ways, the false narrative promoted by LeSean McCoy that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is running "black" players out of Philadelphia is not worth commenting on. It is understandable that McCoy may still be annoyed that Kelly traded him to the Buffalo Bills and snip at him, but McCoy's comments in an upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine are ridiculously outrageous. "I think that's the way he runs his team," McCoy told Mike Rodak in a question-and-answer story. "He wants the full control.
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May 8, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
MAYBE LESEAN McCoy is right. Maybe Chip Kelly is a racist. Maybe he isn't. To paraphrase Proverbs, if the purposes of a man's heart are like deep water, then Chip Kelly's pool is as opaque as onyx. Nobody can figure out why Kelly likes guys with bad knees, much less whether Kelly prefers players who need more sunscreen. One reality: If Riley Cooper had been cut after his racist remark surfaced in 2013, then Kelly's profile would be different. However, Cooper's retention and subsequent contract extension are more owner Jeffrey Lurie's issue than Kelly's.
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May 8, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If I were DeMeco Ryans or Jason Peters or Bennie Logan right about now, I'd be really bummed out to hear LeSean McCoy say the Eagles got rid of all the good black players. I mean, those guys thought they were good. They thought coach Chip Kelly valued their places on the roster. They thought that in the meritocracy of the NFL, it was their abilities that earned them their livings and kept them in Philadelphia. But, no, they can't be any good because LeSean said Kelly gets rid of all the good black players.
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May 3, 2015 | Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
NELSON Agholor's middle name is Efamehule. In his native country of Nigeria, it means "may my name not be forgotten. " So far, he has done a very good job of making sure that doesn't happen. He was one of the top high school running backs in the country at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, rushing for nearly 2,000 yards as a senior. Moved on to USC, where he was converted to a wide receiver and started 30 games in three seasons. Was a team captain as a junior last season and caught 104 passes, the third most in school history.
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May 1, 2015
"And with the second pick of the NFL draft, the Eagles officially entered the Sam Bradford era. "   THAT'S NOT exactly what commissioner Roger Goodell said at 8:20 p.m. last night, but it's what Eagles fans should have heard. Perhaps now you can buy a "Bradford" jersey at the mall. All of the rumor and speculation surrounding Marcus Mariota ended when the Titans held fast and chose the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Eagles emperor Chip Kelly said the Birds spoke with both the Buccaneers and the Titans, who held the top two picks, on Wednesday and last night, but their asking prices were too high for the Eagles to even compile an offer.
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April 30, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
What they have: There are eight wideouts on the roster. The four most relevant names are Miles Austin, Riley Cooper, Josh Huff and Jordan Matthews. Good size and hands, mostly. Unless Matthews or Huff takes a major leap forward, there isn't a real No. 1 in that group. (Huff would have to take a Bob Beamon-sized leap forward to get into that realm.) There also isn't any game-breaking speed there. What they need: See above. We know the Eagles value size and blocking ability in their wideouts, but in another really strong draft for the position, they ought to be able to secure some missing dynamism as well.
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