August 2, 2011
BETHLEHEM - No sign of wide receiver DeSean Jackson, despite those reports Sunday that an end to his holdout was near. "Me and DeSean, we've been talking a lot," quarterback Michael Vick said. "Everybody's just trying to get on the same page, and just create an understanding. DeSean, he has an upbeat attitude, very positive right now, and I think he's going to handle the situation like a man. "We just gotta sit back and see what happens, but we want him here, we're looking forward to him coming in. " Vick said he doesn't know when Jackson will be here.
July 22, 2013 |
DeSean Jackson, a month after he severed his relationship with agent Drew Rosenhaus, signed with Joel Segal, who represents Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Jackson's publicist, Denise White, announced the signing on Twitter. Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal was first with the report. Jackson had entertained the idea of moving to rapper/entrepreneur Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, according to sources close to the Eagles wide receiver. But he ultimately opted for a traditional agent, albeit one of the more powerful ones in the NFL. Jackson is entering the second year of a five-year, $51 million contract that he signed in March 2012.
June 4, 2013 |
DeSean Jackson parted ways with agent Drew Rosenhaus last week and could sign on with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, according to NFL sources. The Eagles wide receiver has to wait five days after he files paperwork with the NFL players union before he can start auditioning other agents. Jay Z and his group, while new to the sports world, have already signed a number of high-profile clients. New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith recently fired his representation and went with the rapper's agency.
September 11, 2012 |
EAGLES WIDE receiver DeSean Jackson is donating $50,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides aid to miliary members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries or illnesses on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Jackson will present the check Tuesday, fittingly 9/11, at the Fort Dix Joint Base in South Jersey and visit with a group of wounded warriors. "The Wounded Warrior Project is a great organization and this is something that I feel very grateful and blessed to be able to do," Jackson said in a statement.
December 24, 2015 |
YES, THIS IS yet another column about the Eagles' release of DeSean Jackson, an event now some 21 months in the rearview mirror. I am the ghost of Chip Kelly decisions past. Look upon me! The past doesn't change, but the prism through which it is viewed certainly can shift, as the figures atop monuments to the Confederacy would probably tell us if they could, while being moved or dismantled. There was a time when many observers thought Kelly was right to rid himself of Jackson and his moodiness, his off-the-field adventures, his dodgy friends from LA. The assumption was that Kelly, who was right about so much in his first year coaching the Eagles, must be right about this, too, must know he could replace Jackson's production without having to endure the accompanying drama.
December 24, 2015 |
eTHE NEWS that the Eagles had released DeSean Jackson might not have been on the same level as "Dewey Defeats Truman" or "Surrender is Unconditional," but it was still one of those where-were-you moments. At least, in local circles it was. For example, I was walking down Locust Street. A gentleman whom I did not know, and who did not know me, informed me of it as we passed each other. He was studying his phone with a blank stare and seemed to be in need of someone to hug. Anyway, that's my story.
August 2, 2013 |
DeSean Jackson left Thursday's practice with what the Eagles called a minor toe injury. Jackson, the team's top wide receiver, has been having a standout camp. The team was not wearing pads Thursday and practiced indoors because of the rain. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher also left practice early with a groin injury. Fletcher is expected to be a starter, and Thursday marked the first day since last Friday that the Eagles' top two cornerbacks were on the field. Cary Williams returned to action after missing nearly a week with a hamstring injury.
January 13, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA Eagles star DeSean Jackson returned to his South Philadelphia home Saturday and discovered that at least $250,000 in cash and jewelry had been stolen from a safe and a handgun was missing in what police said was an ongoing burglary investigation. Investigators said Saturday that the burglary happened sometime between Monday and Friday. Jackson's home on Pietro Way is near the team's practice facility. The Eagles wide receiver was not in the area and returned Saturday afternoon to find that his home had been ransacked, police said.
December 22, 2014 |
LANDOVER, Md. - DeSean Jackson was the first Washington Redskins player to charge off the sideline and into the center of FedEx Field on Saturday night after the game ended, his arms high in the air in celebration, and he was the last one to charge through the tunnel to the team's locker room. The Redskins had beaten the Eagles, 27-24, leaving Jackson's old team with the slimmest of hopes for the playoffs, handing the Eagles their third straight loss and continuing their incredible December collapse.