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January 12, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
LANDOVER, Md. - This gaffe was not as egregious as the one DeSean Jackson made as a rookie wide receiver for the Eagles in 2008. Jackson lost what would have been his first NFL touchdown when he celebrated too early and flipped the ball behind him at the 1-yard line. After a challenge by the Dallas Cowboys, what was initially called a touchdown was overturned. It was an embarrassing lesson for Jackson but not costly to the Eagles because they scored a touchdown on the next play.
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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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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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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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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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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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March 10, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
The Eagles started their free agent acquisitions one day early when they signed veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin to a two-year contract Tuesday. McKelvin, 30, was released by the Buffalo Bills last week, which allowed him to sign elsewhere at any time - even before the start of the league year at 4 p.m. Wednesday, when contracts expire and free agents can begin signing with other teams. At that time, the Eagles can officially trade DeMarco Murray, Byron Maxwell, and Kiko Alonso, and they can spend the money they opened up with those trades.
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February 10, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
IT SEEMED likely to happen at some point this offseason, regardless, given Riley Cooper's lack of production relative to his salary-cap charge, but it happened Monday, the first day of the 2016 waiver period. That didn't feel like a coincidence. The Eagles, continuing their efforts to change course in the wake of dismissing head coach Chip Kelly, released Cooper, who would have counted $5.3 million against their cap in 2016. They incur a $2.4 million charge by cutting ties, so they gain $2.9 million in cap room.
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January 23, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Philadelphia Eagles team that Chip Kelly took over three years ago was coming off a 4-12 season, but it really wasn't as bad as all that. The San Francisco 49ers team that just hired Kelly on the rebound was 5-11 this past season, and it might not even be that good. When you look at the two situations, it's fair to wonder if Kelly benefitted from good timing with the Eagles and will suffer the other side of that coin with the 49ers. That would be a real shame, wouldn't it? The 2012 Eagles were a dispirited bunch that quit on Andy Reid, but the offense was still ranked 15th in the league.
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January 12, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
LANDOVER, Md. - This gaffe was not as egregious as the one DeSean Jackson made as a rookie wide receiver for the Eagles in 2008. Jackson lost what would have been his first NFL touchdown when he celebrated too early and flipped the ball behind him at the 1-yard line. After a challenge by the Dallas Cowboys, what was initially called a touchdown was overturned. It was an embarrassing lesson for Jackson but not costly to the Eagles because they scored a touchdown on the next play.
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January 8, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Three years ago, the Eagles fired Andy Reid on New Year's Eve and searched for their next head coach until owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman landed Chip Kelly on Jan. 16. This time around, Kelly was dismissed on Dec. 29, prior to the last game of the regular season, and the new search has commenced, with Lurie and Roseman once again leading the way, in conjunction with business-side president Don Smolenski. The question on the table is a simple one: Are the Eagles better off now than they were three years ago?
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January 6, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
The last time Riley Cooper touched the football this season it glanced off his left hand and fell to the turf at MetLife Stadium and the Eagles were forced to punt. It probably was the last time he was targeted as an Eagle. If so, it was a fitting way to go out. The Eagles gambled on third down late in the game and Sam Bradford went to Cooper, who had run a post route. The ball was thrown a touch high, but the timing was off. Cooper didn't look back at his quarterback until the last moment and the ball ricocheted off his outstretched hand.
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January 6, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
I THINK we all can agree that the Eagles' defense was really, really awful this season. If, for some inexplicable reason, you still have your doubts about that, well, go check the NFL's final defensive rankings, and that almost certainly will put you over the top. They finished 30th in yards allowed and 28th in points allowed. They were 32nd in run defense, 28th in pass defense and 26th in third-down defense. They were 25th in sacks per pass play, 31st in red-zone defense and 31st in touchdown passes allowed.
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January 4, 2016
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January 1, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
Chip Kelly was grilling dinner Tuesday night for his family while on vacation in Hilton Head Island, S.C., when his phone buzzed again and again. "Well," he said, "something happened. " His father-in-law popped outside. "Chip Kelly just got fired by the Eagles," he said to Chip Kelly. Already, some in the strange universe that is Twitter had aimed their ire at the vacationing Kelly, a 41-year-old executive for a California start-up. His phone glowed with every tweet sent to his handle - @chipkelly - and there were hundreds, starting with four laughing and crying emojis in one tweet, delivered six minutes after the Eagles announced the more famous Kelly was fired.
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December 29, 2015 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
In Chip Kelly's first NFL game, the Eagles scored 33 points and displayed a system and personnel that helped make them an offensive juggernaut. They scored into the 30s seven more times that season. They also reached 30 nine times in 2014, albeit with the help of non-offensive touchdowns. In 15 games this year, it's happened only three times. The regression of the offense has been on display all year, and it was evident in the Eagles' 38-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.
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