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.
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.
July 20, 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.
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.
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.
January 14, 2014 |
WHILE DeSean Jackson was down in Miami, someone hit an illicit jackpot burglarizing his South Philly house. It's not clear how much was taken from the Eagles' star wideout, but he offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can help solve the crime by tipping off police. Investigators on Saturday said that Jackson's mother had discovered on Friday night that his home on Pietro Way near Hartranft Street had been burglarized. Investigators believe the burglary happened earlier in the week, with a 9 mm handgun, more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry reported missing.
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.