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.
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.
November 3, 2010 |
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he saw independent neurologist Dr. William Welch yesterday and that he will practice today. Jackson did not say whether Welch gave him final clearance to play Sunday against the Colts. In fact, he said he is still "taking it day by day" as he recovers from a concussion suffered Oct. 17 against the Falcons. Jackson, speaking on Comcast SportsNet's "Daily News Live," said he was ready to "start off fresh. " He said his violent collision with the Falcons' Dunta Robinson wasn't so much of a trauma to his head as a "whiplash-type injury" to his shoulders and neck.
August 6, 2009
Star of the workout was DeSean Jackson, who can't be covered one-on-one by anyone here, including Asante Samuel. "I don't see any sign of a sophomore slump," said Kevin Kolb, the No. 1 QB Wednesday with 30-plus-club member Donovan McNabb getting the morning off. "[Jackson] knows the game, he loves the game, and he wants to be great in the NFL . . . whatever it takes for him to be a star, he's going to do it. " Speaking of Asante, nothing like a little sucking up to the boss.
August 9, 2011
BETHLEHEM - This much, DeSean Jackson did manage to reveal: that he is not Terrell Owens, that he isn't interested in being a distraction, that he wants a new contract but that he also very much wants it to be from the Philadelphia Eagles. "I always wanted to be an Eagle," he said, which will be the headline but which also was a pretty accurate measure of the undertone. With Jackson, it really does appear to be just business, not insurrection. And now we get to find out if he means it. Because yesterday afternoon, the entourage arrived, a "Wassup?"
December 4, 2011 |
To hear Eagles coach Andy Reid tell it, when it comes to DeSean Jackson, the NFL Network is guilty of trick photography. After an overnight flight from Seattle - site of the Eagles' most recent debacle, a 31-14 nationally televised loss to the Seahawks - Reid, rarely impassioned about anything in his day-after news conference, blasted the network and specifically sideline reporter Alex Flanagan for creating drama around the controversial receiver....
October 12, 2012 |
One possible solution for a big play from the Eagles' unproductive special teams would be inserting DeSean Jackson on certain punt returns, a role that he has filled in the past and continues to practice for the Eagles. Special teams coordinator Bobby April compared Jackson to a pinch hitter, and said Jackson is ready if the situation presents itself. "You may get your wish this week, you might get it in two weeks," April said. "He's always ready to go. " The Eagles have the chance to break out of their special teams rut Sunday against the Detroit Lions, a team that has struggled in punt coverage.
September 24, 2012 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - With the Eagles offense struggling and with three turnovers against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half on Sunday, it may not have been the best time for the Birds to overlook an important component of the passing game. Despite Jeremy Maclin's being out with a hip injury, coach Andy Reid did not go out of his way to compensate. Instead of getting DeSean Jackson more touches and a greater share in the overall game plan, Reid decided on a balanced approach. Through a difficult first half and a more challenging second half, Jackson seemed to be less on Michael Vick's radar screen and more in the Cardinals' defensive preparation.