Found November 14, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
You know, of course, that DeSean Jackson missed Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals because he missed a team meeting. The reason given at the time was that he overslept. Addressing the media today, Jackson sounded less like a man who overslept and more like a man who stayed home because he believes his paychecks are too small. From "I addressed the team and coaches. Everybody was in there. I just explained to them the thing that I've been going through. Me not being myself, it's been hard to come to work and be happy just because of everything that's happened. I addressed it as a professional, as a man." "I hope everybody kind of can understand where I was coming from. Whatever happens happens and is deserving. We learn from it as an athlete and as a businessman. I just need to continue to do what I need to do to better myself." The "everything that's happened" part is that Jackson wants a big, new contract and th...

BREAKING-Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson will not play today is reporting this morning that the Philadelphia Eagles will be without WR DeSean Jackson this afternoon when they host the Arizona Cardinals. According to the paper, Jackson was late to a meeting yesterday and was informed yesterday that he would not dress for today’s game. Jackson has expressed dissatisfaction with the Eagles franchise this year and the...

DeSean Jackson Won’t Play Today For The Eagles

Eagles starting wide receiver DeSean Jackson won’t play in the game today because he missed a team meeting on Saturday morning. He’ll be inactive for the game and it’s quite a sign about the attitude he has for playing football. I think Jackson is totally off the wagon. His attitude has just dissolved [...]

DeSean Jackson Inactive – Fantasy Football Outlook

If you have DeSean Jackson in your fantasy football starting lineup, remove him immediately. The Philadelphia Eagles have made Jackson inactive after the star wide receiver overslept a mandatory team meeting on Saturday. Since the Eagles are taking on the Arizona Cardinals this week, they should be able to win without Jackson. On the season, he has 29 catches for 503 yards and two...

DeSean Jackson Let The Eagles Down Sunday

When do you hurt your team the most? When you miss a meeting and are consequently suspended for the following game. That is exactly what happened to Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson when he missed a special teams meeting Saturday.The excuse was that Jackson overslept. When you are a leader on a team, you do not oversleep. You invest in a good alarm clock or two and make sure...

Eagles' Jackson out for missing meeting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two people familiar with the situation say Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be inactive against Arizona on Sunday because he missed a team meeting.

DeSean Jackson, Mike Vick and the demise of the Philadelphia Eagles

The San Diego Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles are in a race to display which of these teams are the greatest disappointments this year, the Chargers are still in the playoff hunt, the Eagles are all but mathematically removed from playoff consideration. The Philadelphia Eagles entered this season with huge expectations, and now find themselves with an overall 3...

Eagles' Jackson speaks with Reid after benching

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Eagles Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson says he has spoken to coach Andy Reid and his teammates, and is ready to move forward after being deactivated Sunday because he missed a meeting.

PFT Live, segment 3: Eagles sideline reporter Howard Eskin

Mike Florio talks to Philadelphia sideline reporter Howard Eskin about the state of the Eagles after their loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, including Michael Vick’s rib injury, Desean Jackson’s suspension and money issues, and the climate in the Eagles’ locker room after another blown 4th quarter lead.

Another 4th Quarter Collapse for the Birds

It was an all too familiar scenario for the Eagles Sunday afternoon at the Linc. Sloppy play, bad turnovers and a 4th quarter collapse. But two things were different with Sunday’s loss. It was against a terrible team that almost made as many mistakes as the Birds. And most importantly, it cost the team any shot of making the playoffs, barring a complete miracle. Things got off...
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