The Philadelphia Eagles just cut a 27 year old wide receiver that had a career high year last year with 82 receptions, 1,332 yards, and 9 touchdowns.
After a few weeks of tension building up between DeSean Jackson and the Eagles organization about a restructuring of the wide receiver’s contract, the team finally decided to release him after careful consideration.”
DeSean Jackson was looking for a $48.5 million for just 2 years. That is not the only thing that pushed him out of Philly. Jackson was the focus of a NJ.com article claiming that he was associated in a Los Angeles street gang that was connected to two homicides in 2010.
The Eagles just sent one of their best players into the free agency pool. Jackson is not one that many teams will pass up the opportunity to pick up despite the reported gang connection.
There is no way he stays unemployed for long. He is 27 years old, has never been arrested, and great on special teams. Most teams could possibly get him for even get him for maybe less than $10 million a year.
Right now the leading in the quest to pick up the new hot free agent is San Francisco, Seattle, NY Jets, and possibly even Oakland.
The Eagles and DeSean Jackson, with a little help of NJ.com, made the NFL free agency a little more interesting.