September 12, 2008
DeSean Jackson grew up in Long Beach, attended the University of California and as a kid saw plenty of Terrell Owens when Owens played for the 49ers from 1996 to 2003. He certainly is a T.O. fan . . . to a point. "Definitely, as far as what he does on the field," Jackson said. "The only thing I don't really get caught up in is the off-the-field issues. That's what I don't want to do. " Jackson recalled some of the antics Owens employed to get out of San Francisco and Philadelphia, then finished his thought.
June 17, 2013 |
DeSean Jackson, who has built a career on creating highlights, has lived much of his life in front of a camera. The by-product is a new documentary, DeSean Jackson: The Making of a Father's Dream, compiled from thousands of hours of footage taken by his brother, Byron Jackson, since Jackson was a child. "At first, being young, I used to always tell him to stop filming me," Jackson said. "But [Bryon] used to tell me, 'One day, this is all going to be needed.' " Available Sunday for Father's Day on inDemand, the film is ostensibly about DeSean Jackson.
November 22, 2010
Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson have been nominated for PULSE Awards by a subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. Vick is up for "Comeback Player" along with Cleveland's Peyton Hillis, Cincinnati's Terrell Owens, the Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson and New England's Wes Welker. Jackson is among a group heralded as "Emerging Players" along with St. Louis' Sam Bradford, Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman, Green Bay's Clay Matthews, and Atlanta's Matt Ryan. Voting begins today. Fans may vote up to five times per day until Dec. 24 at www.PulseAwards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.