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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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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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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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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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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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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 14, 2009 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ? Where began the thrill ride of Brian Westbrook continued the emergence of his apparent successor. As a second-year player, Westbrook streaked 84 yards for a game-winning touchdown in the waning moments of the Eagles' visit to the Meadowlands in 2003. Almost ever since, the Eagles leaned on Westbrook to carry their offense. Now, in his second season, DeSean Jackson has become the sort of weapon Westbrook was: lethal and, sometimes, undefendable. Jackson missed last week's game in Atlanta after sustaining his first concussion the week before.
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September 8, 2011
Does DeSean Jackson deserve a contract extension? Both sides of the argument have been presented and argued since the Eagles wide receiver first held out from the start of training camp. The debate has been played out on radio, on paper, online and on barstools across the area. But what about the guys on the Eagles - what do they think? While it is safe to say the opinions of Jackson's teammates - and friends in many instances - don't reflect that of the general public, they do matter.
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April 22, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
SINCE THE unceremonious release of DeSean Jackson late last month, the popular thinking by Eagles fans and draft analysts alike is that the team must - and will - use its first-round pick in next month's draft on a wide receiver. You can't let 82 catches, 1,332 yards and nine touchdown receptions walk out the door and not replace them, right? With the most talented crop of young wide receivers in more than a decade about to hold its coming-out party, you need to pluck a replacement for Jackson with your first-round pick next month, right?
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April 18, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
FORMER EAGLES wide receiver DeSean Jackson owes his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, $516,415 in unpaid loans and fees, an NFLPA arbitrator has decided, according to Yahoo.com. The ruling by the arbitrator came down on Tuesday. Jackson reportedly will appeal the decision. Rosenhaus filed a grievance with the NFL Players Association in June 2013 - after he no longer was Jackson's agent - seeking $777,793 from Jackson. Rosenhaus was Jackson's agent from 2010 to '13. He was Jackson's agent when they negotiated a 5-year, $48 million contract with the Eagles in March 2012.
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April 18, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
An arbitrator ruled that DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in loans and fees, sources close to the situation told The Inquirer. Rosenhaus had filed a grievance with the NFL Players Association last June, claiming that the former Eagles wide receiver owed him more than $700,000 in unpaid loans and fees. Arbitrator Roger Kaplan, using the NFLPA's agent regulations, announced his decision on Tuesday. Jackson plans to appeal the ruling, according to his spokeswoman.
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April 14, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The public relations tour of Temple president Neil D. Theobald, which has been a train wreck in the last four months as the school clumsily dismantled some of its core varsity sports programs, took another wide turn last week when Theobald essentially accused the Eagles of extortion during lease negotiations between the school and its football stadium landlord. "They clearly believe we do not have a viable option," Theobald told the Chronicle for Higher Education on Wednesday, when he dropped a story that claimed the Eagles are demanding a doubling of the current rent and what amounts to a $12 million signing bonus for a lease extension that would take effect in 2018.
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April 14, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even before they released DeSean Jackson, it was clear the Eagles were likely to select a wide receiver in the draft in May. Now it is a necessity, although the Eagles won't have to stray from their promise to select the best available player. That's because - as general manager Howie Roseman said in February at the NFL combine - every round will have a receiver the team covets. The Jackson jettison just made it more probable the Eagles will expend an early-round selection on the position.
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April 10, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
THE THOUGHT at the time was that the Eagles did not want to be in a position where they had to draft a safety early. They had drafted for need, disastrously, near the end of Andy Reid's regime, and they did not want to do it again. That was general manager Howie Roseman's thinking when he spoke in late February at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis: "You don't want to force a position and you don't want to not take a position just because of what you have at the moment. You have to take the best player.
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April 6, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeSean Jackson said that Chip Kelly told him of his release from the Eagles via a phone call, but that the coach didn't offer a specific reason other than to say that it was decision that was best for the team and the Pro Bowl wide receiver. "When he called me it was basically, like, 'We're moving forward. I think it's best for the team. I think it's best for yourself,' " Jackson said during an interview Friday conducted by and aired on ESPN. "At the same time, I was sitting there waiting for a reason why. " Jackson said that Kelly repeated that the Eagles were "moving forward" when he asked for a specific reason, and that the coach added: "We're going to go let you negotiate with 31 other teams.
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April 6, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
GOSH, HE sure didn't look like a gang member, with the vest and the tie and the glasses and all . . . ESPN presented an interview yesterday evening, in which a professorially attired DeSean Jackson spoke with Stephen A. Smith. Eventually, it was more like DeSean Jackson trying to get a word in edgewise with Stephen A. Smith. Even for fans angry about Jackson's release by the Eagles and subsequent signing by the Redskins, Smith's extraordinarily pro-Jackson approach probably seemed over the top. He devoted several minutes to a flamboyant oration aimed at getting Jackson to say the Eagles planted the NJ.com story that alleged Jackson had "gang ties.
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April 4, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was no introductory news conference for DeSean Jackson in Washington. At 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, about 12 hours after they agreed to a three-year contract, the Redskins posted a photo of Jackson on Twitter in team garb as he officially signed his deal. The Redskins have taken a similarly muted approach after acquiring other free agents this offseason. But getting one of the NFL's most dynamic playmakers, a castoff from a division rival, would seem to warrant a trumpet call.
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April 4, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CRIS CARTER either has a bad memory, or is a hypocrite. You make the call. Yesterday, Carter directed a tweet at DeSean Jackson that read: "@DeseanJackson10 congrats Bro. Praying this is the 2nd biggest mistake @Eagles made in their history by cutting their best WR. #2ndchances" It was 24 years ago that Buddy Ryan cut Carter. Like Jackson, Carter was coming off a great season, with 45 receptions and 11 touchdowns. Unlike Jackson - unless the Eagles know something we don't - Carter had major substance-abuse issues, struggling with alcohol, ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana.
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