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Mar262014

Chip Kelly: 'I Like DeSean' Jackson

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly admitted that he spoke with disgruntled wide receiver DeSean Jackson "a couple days ago" on Wednesday at the owner's meetings.

Jackson is seeking a new deal and has three years remaining on his current contract and is set to make $10.5 million in 2014.

"We've had a good conversation and we're always going to do what's best for the football team," Kelly said. "But I think he knows where we are, and I know where he is. I feel very comfortable about it."

"My conversations with him aren't things I think I need to have a conversation with anyone else about," he added.

Jackson pulled in 82 receptions for 1,332 yards last season, which were both career highs.

"I like DeSean. DeSean did a really nice job for us. But we're always going to do what's best for the organization," Kelly continued.

When asked if the Eagles have enough offense for quarterback Nick Foles if Jackson is traded or released, Kelly said: "I don't think our offense has ever been predicated on one player. We used three quarterbacks last year. We used multiple running backs. Our tight ends are integral to what we do. I think we have an outstanding offensive line. It's never been about just one guy."

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