DeSean Jackson | WR | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 10/8/2013 7:15pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson isn't worried about working against one of the best shut-down cornerbacks in the league in Week 6 in Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis. 'I'm sure (Darrelle Revis) will follow me around,' Jackson said. 'He followed me around when he was with the New York Jets two years ago. I'm sure his coaches are confident in him. But I don't think he can run with me. I don't think he's as fast as me.' Jackson had only two catches for 28 yards the last time he faced Revis.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who likely will have Nick Foles throwing him the ball, broke out of a mini-slump with 7 catches for 132 yards and a score Sunday and is sure to draw Revis as the Eagles' clear top pass-catcher. Finishing with double-digit fantasy points would be considered a victory.
Posted: 8/1/2013 5:47pm et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (toe) left practice with what was called a "minor" toe injury Thursday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: From season-ending knee injuries to highly unflattering YouTube clips, Philly wideouts certainly have had a rough go of it over the past week, leaving the team and Eagle fans hoping that Jackson's issue is very "minor" indeed.
Posted: 7/20/2013 11:09pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson likely will not be the team's main punt returner but could get all of the opportunities in the fourth quarter of close games.
Huddle Up: Don't look for DJax to provide a big boost due to return yards, but it's a little value-add that gives his fantasy value a nudge in leagues where return yards are counted.
Posted: 6/16/2013 6:33pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson clarified but ultimately stood behind his comments about wanting to have the Eagles' starting quarterback named before training camp. 'I wish I could know, but at the end of the day, that's the coach's decision,' Jackson said. 'I'm going to play that how it goes. I think we have four great quarterbacks, with [Michael] Vick, [Nick] Foles, [Matt] Barkley and [Dennis] Dixon ... I think throughout the offseason, everybody did everything the right way, everybody practiced hard, everybody was there, accountable, and did the things they were asked to do ... moving forward, we just look forward to knowing who will be [the starter], because that'll definitely help us prepare better going into the season. He's [Chip Kelly] never been a coach of ours; of course, with a new system, he's going to want to know who best fits the system.'
Huddle Up: Jackson and fantasy GMs -- not to mention everyone in Philly -- want clarification on the QB situation, but it's clearly a wait-and-see proposition with a new offense and a new coach at the helm for the first time since the late 1990s.
Posted: 6/5/2013 10:17am et
NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus has filed a grievance against Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, alleging his former client Jackson owes him more than $400,000 in unpaid loans. Rosenhaus claims Jackson took multiple loans between 2009 and March 2012, according to a source. Jackson fired Rosenhaus in late May, and has yet to secure a new agent.
Huddle Up: Jackson is reportedly looking to sign on with Jay-Z, the hot new NFL "agent", while Rosenhaus isn't ready to let him walk away with a balance due. As the kids say it's all about the Benjamins, so expect Jay-Z to find enough change in his couch cushions to satisfy Jackson's bill with Rosenhaus.
Posted: 2/12/2013 1:02pm et
Since recording nine touchdowns in the 2009 season, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's scoring has decreased in each of the last three seasons, from six to four to two this past season. Injuries, a contract dispute and questionable playcalling can be used as reasons for the decline.
Huddle Up: The big plays dipped in general for the Eagles during the final few seasons of coach Andy Reid's run in Philly, and it'll be interesting to see if Chip Kelly's arrival will provide a boost, particularly in the passing game.
Posted: 2/2/2013 12:03am et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said head coach Chip Kelly indicated he plans to use Jackson like he did University of Oregon RB DeAnthony Thomas when he coached at Oregon. Thomas recorded 2,235 all-purpose yards in two years under Kelly being a runner, receiver and returner during the time. Jackson said Kelly told him that he will be used heavily in the team's offense. "He called me and was very excited. I could tell in his voice," Jackson said. "He was like, 'Let me know when you're back in Philly so we can just talk face to face.' I actually talked to Pat Shurmur. He was my coach when I first got to Philly. He's excited, as well." However, Jackson has no idea who will be the team's quarterback next season. Jackson also mentioned that his fractured ribs are "98 percent" healthy.
Huddle Up: Kelly's teams are known for playing fast, and few players in the NFL have as much speed as Jackson so the pairing makes a ton of sense. Whether Jackson can hold up to such a heavy workload remains to be seen, but it certainly makes him an intriguing fantasy pick heading into 2013.