Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/29/14

We already heard what the NFL and it's player's union made of their investigation into the reason for receiver DeSean Jackson's sudden release, now we're hearing pretty much the exact same thing from Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. The release was based on "purely football reasons," Kelly says. He was adamant that cutting Jackson had nothing to do with his alleged gang ties, brought to the public's atttention by a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The release came very sokn after the story was published, prompting wide speculation. "We just wanted to go in a different direction. It had nothing to do with any article. Purely football," Kelly said, via the New York Post's Bart Hubbuch. Eagles owner Jeff Lurie also added his two cents on Monday, saying he decided after the 2013 season to release Jackson because "Chip told me he wanted to attack the wide receiver position differently." Kelly also added that the team attempted to trade Jackson. "We had no offers for DeSean," he said. "It doesn't matter what we wanted, because we had no offers."

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