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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.