Found August 20, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:


Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has told ESPN’s Lisa Salters that he didn’t play as hard as he could in 2011, because he was afraid of getting injured.

“I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it. I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt — now I’m just giving it all,” said Jackson.

With regards to the new contract Jackson signed in the offseason, he said that he’s “happy to finally get the contract. I felt with what I had done for the team, I deserved it.”

I’m glad Jackson admitted he didn’t give 100 percent effort last season, because it was obvious.


DeSean Jackson Admits He Was Scared of Getting Hurt, So Didn’t Give Full Effort

I am always leery of a player who admits to quitting and not wanting to get hit. When you give that type of player millions of dollars, you wonder if he will ever give full effort, now that he has been paid. DeSean Jackson in my opinion is either going to have monster season or the Eagles are going to regret signing him to that big contract. Pro Football Zone has the details...

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