Found March 28, 2014 on Down and Distance:
(Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports) Per ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have parted ways with embattled wide receiver DeSean Jackson, apparently due to ties to Los Angeles gang members: Despite shopping him and finding interest, Eagles have made decision to cut WR DeSean Jackson. Outright. Jackson is now a free agent. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2014 In a separate report by Eliot Shorr-Parks and A.J. Pereze of,  the Eagles had major concerns with Jackson’s off-the-field issues:  A bad attitude, an inconsistent work ethic, missed meetings and a lack of chemistry with head coach Chip Kelly are the reasons, sources told And when the Eagles looked more deeply into why Jackson was missing meetings, they found that his friends were becoming a more powerful — and negative — influence in his life. The piece went on to state the Eagles had even more serious concerns with Jackson’s continued association with gang members connected to murders. Now the Eagles have even more serious concerns — Jackson’s continued association with reputed Los Angeles street gang members who have been connected to two homicides since 2010 Jackson was originally drafted by the Eagles in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 NFL draft out of the University of California. In six seasons, he has made the Pro Bowl three times and was selected once AP First-team All Pro. For his career, Jackson has played in 87 games, amassing 356 games for 6,117 and 32 touchdowns. Want to interact with the Sports-Kings? Like Us On Facebook

The Jaccpocalypse Comes To An End

After weeks of speculation, the Eagles announced Friday that they’ve parted ways with receiver DeSean Jackson. According to the Eagles, they informed Jackson of their decision to release him after “careful consideration.” The announcement came soon after a chilling report stated that the Eagles were concerned with “Jackson’s continued association with reputed Los...

DeSean Jackson To Meet With Redskins Monday

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DeSean Jackson released, Patriots reportedly could "in the mix"

In what seemed inevitable after they could get no one to bite on trading a third rounder, the Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson. As has been the case since it was reported that the Pats were one of the teams which asked about Jackson, the team is still considered in the mix for his services according to Mike Florio: Teams that definitely were interested in...

In the end, Chip Kelly didn't want DeSean Jackson on the Eagles

DeSean Jackson didn't change; the Eagles did when Chip Kelly became head coach. The Eagles knew about Jackson's alleged gang connections, his problems with authority, and his locker-room dramas long before Friday, when they released the wide receiver. They knew what they were getting when they drafted him in 2008. So for the team to imply that his off-the-field behavior...

Hold Your Horses, DeSean Jackson Isn’t Going Anywhere

Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) seems to be remaining with the birds – Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles are speculated to ship wide receiver DeSean Jackson out of town – but that’s just not the case. Jasckson and head coach Chip Kelly met Tuesday to talk about Jackson’s future in Philly. It seems like it went...

Should the Ravens pursue DeSean Jackson?

The Eagles sent waves through the NFL today, announcing that they have released star wide receiver, DeSean Jackson.  Jackson, who had over 1,300 yards last season in his most productive year as a pro, was rumored to be shopped around the league in recent weeks.  The Eagles, who had extended him just two years prior to a contract worth nearly $50 million, gave new deals this offseason...

NFL Draft 2014: 5 Wide Receiver Targets for Philadelphia Eagles

After the big news dropped on Friday of the Philadelphia Eagles releasing DeSean Jackson, there is certainly a void at the wide receiver position for the Eagles. While addressing the safety position may be of the bigger concern, it never hurts to weigh your options. With that being said, the following five players should be […]

Risk to Tampa Bay Buccaneers not worth reward for DeSean Jackson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have filled most of the team needs through free agency this year. A position still considered a need is wide receiver. DeSean Jackson has hit the market as the Philadelphia Eagles released their top receiving threat due to off-field concerns. So should Tampa bay pursue Jackson? There are some positives and some negatives of the Buccaneers going after...

The Eagles release WR DeSean Jackson

After being unable to come to terms on a trade, the Philadelphia Eagles released 3-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson. After careful consideration this offseason, Eagles decide to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today. — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 28, 2014 Jackson, who is coming off a […]

Former NFLer Derrick Ward Blasts ESPN for its DeSean Jackson Coverage

On the same day the Eagles released Pro-Bowl wideout DeSean Jackson, former NFL running back, Derrick Ward, came to the defense of Jackson. Ward took to Twitter today to criticize both Tedy Bruschi, Ron Jaworski and ESPN for its Jackson coverage. These ESPN analyst sound real dumb right now talking about @DeseanJackson10 They think they know what they're talking about but they...

DeGone: Eagles cut Jackson after 'careful consideration'

Unable to trade DeSean Jackson, the Eagles decided on Friday to cut ties with the three-time Pro Bowl receiver.

Scar Tissue

So it's a day later, and an awful lot of sports talk around my poker table, on the blogs and the radio, as the DeSean Jackson release permeates.There is, of course, only one way for this to go now. Jackson must be vilified and marginalized, because he's no longer on the team. You can either stop being a fan of the team and follow Jackson to his new digs, or stay with the...

#DJaxToOakland trends Raider Nation exerts its influence

The Oakland Raiders fan base is known for being… well… enthusiastic. Last off season, when there were reports that former Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson was visiting the team he began his career with, Raiders fans showed up in mass at the Raiders facilities in order to try and influence Woodson into signing. Not much long after, the future Hall of Famer had inked a contract...

Report: Raiders Sign Maurice Jones-Drew To A Three Year Contract

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders and veteran RB Maurice Jones-Drew have agreed on a three-year contract. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, citing two league sources, reported Thursday night that the two sides had agreed to terms on a contract. The Raiders re-signed RB Darren McFadden a few weeks ago, which was a bit of a surprising move given that all indications...
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