DeSean Jackson | WR | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 3/3/2014 1:18am et
Some people in the Philadelphia Eagles organization believe WR DeSean Jackson's personality is not a great fit with the locker room culture head coach Chip Kelly is looking to create, and that the team could be open to trading Jackson.
Huddle Up: Jackson is coming off a career season (82-1,332-9), but something could be in the works with Philly already getting deals done with fellow wideouts Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin this offseason.
Posted: 1/24/2014 11:02pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson earned a base salary escalator in 2013. He's slated to earn $10.5 million in 2014.
Huddle Up: With Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin both hitting free agency this offseason, the Eagles will be putting a bunch of money into the wide receiver position. It remains to be seen if Jackson's pay raise costs Philly one or both of his wingmen.
Posted: 1/10/2014 12:57pm et
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles likely will not look to restructure WR DeSean Jackson's contract this offseason in order to reduce his 2014 salary cap figure. He is scheduled to count $12.5 million against the salary cap next season.
Huddle Up: With both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper free agents, it would make sense to try to work Jackson's cap number down. But Jackson has made noise about wanting to be paid more, not less, so unless the Eagles have a creative solution to make DeSean happy while alos freeing up money for Maclin and Cooper, status quo might be the best case scenario for the 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.