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Sunday
Sep212014

Eagles Defeat Redskins in 37-34 Shootout

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, PA.) -- The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-0 with a 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tossed three touchdowns, including two to rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

The game was full of hard hits, injuries and even a brawl as the teams battled back and forth. 

Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, a former Eagle, drew significant attention as he was a frequent target of Philadelphia defenders. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy briefly left the game after a stunning hit by Washington defensive back David Amerson.

Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall said after the game he believes he suffered a torn Achilles.

After an interception by Washington cornerback Bahaud Breeland (that was later overturned), Foles took a strong hit from Chris Baker.  Foles laid on the ground for several minutes as his teammates, including tackle Jason Peters, came to his defense and a brawl ensued on the Redskins sideline.  Several punches were thrown; both Baker and Peters were ejected. 


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Thursday
Sep182014

Injury or Not, Jackson Not 'Missing This Game'

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va.) -- Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson isn't going to let a shoulder injury stop him from playing against his former team on Sunday.

Jackson, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles in the spring after articles came out questioning his character, says despite spraining his left shoulder last week against Jacksonville, he will be on the field Sunday.

"I don't think an AC joint is jeopardizing my career in the long haul," Jackson said. "If it's all on me, I'm playing. I don't plan on missing this game."

Jackson did not practice Wednesday, but Washington head coach Jay Gruden said the receiver will be a limited participant in practice Thursday.

Before being released, Jackson played six seasons with the Eagles. During that time he played in 87 games, catching 356 passes for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, and also returning four punts for touchdowns.


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Wednesday
Apr022014

Redskins Sign WR DeSean Jackson

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Washington Redskins and wide receiver DeSean Jackson have agreed to a three-year deal.

The deal is worth $24 million, including $16 million guaranteed, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

"ITS GOIN DOWN !! BURGUNDY & GOLD," Jackson tweeted early Tuesday morning.

Jackson was released by the Eagles last week after reports surfaced that the organization was not happy with his attitude and demeanor.

The three-time Pro Bowler will now join forces with quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Pierre Garcon with an offense led by first-year head coach Jay Gruden.

Jackson pulled in a career-high 82 balls, for 1332 yards and nine touchdowns last season. 

The Redskins finished with the worst record in the NFC last season at 3-13.

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Friday
Mar282014

Eagles Release Pro Bowl Receiver DeSean Jackson

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles released Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday.

"After careful consideration this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today, " the Eagles said in a statement.

It was rumored the past couple of weeks that the 27-year-old Jackson was on the trade block despite catching a career-high 82 balls, for 1332 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

A report Friday by NJ.com said Jackson may have possible ties to Los Angeles street gang members. Jackson later released a statement that refuted the report.

"First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly," the statement read. "I would also like to thank (former) coach Andy Reid for bringing me in.

"Secondly, I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang. I am not a gang member, and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible.

"I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true. I look forward to working hard for my new team."

Jackson was entering the third season of a a five-year, $51 million contract he signed with the Eagles in 2012.

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Wednesday
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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Sunday
Jan122014

Eagles Jackson Has $250K, Gun Stolen

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- DeSean Jackson, wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, had his South Philadelphia home robbed over the weekend. Police said more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry, as well as a handgun, were stolen from the residence.

Jackson was in Miami all week, leaving Philadelphia a few hours after cleaning out his locker from the Eagles practice facility following their playoff loss to New Orleans last week. The wide receiver tweeted on Saturday after discoviering the robbery.

A police spokeswoman says that no arrests have been made but the investigation is still on going. Earlier in the week, Jackson expressed his desire to renegotiate his current contract with the Eagles. The six-year veteran just finished the second season in a five-year deal. Jackson is scheduled to earn $10.5 million in 2014.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Eagles' DeSean Jackson Wants a Raise

NFL via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Coming off of a career-year under head coach Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has let it be known he'd like a raise...again.

"I definitely feel it's something deserving," Jackson told reporters on Monday. "We'll see how that plays out."

"I'm proven in this league," he added. "After this past year, [I] went out there, no distractions, and just really put it all in for my team and went out there and had a lot of success, so we'll see how it goes."

Last year Jackson set career highs across the board. He caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

In the past, Jackson has expressed his desire to earn a bigger contract. Back in March 2012, Jackson agreed to a five-year deal worth nearly $50 million with a $10 million signing bonus.

Jackson might be the least of the Eagles' worries this offseason when it comes to the wide receiver position. Both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper are free agents this offseason.

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Monday
Nov042013

Foles Leads Eagles Over Raiders 49-20

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif) --  Just one week after missing a game with a concussion, Nick Foles made NFL history.

Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 49-20 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

"A couple people came up to me and said that I tied the record with seven touchdowns," Foles said after throwing for 406 yards in the win. "It's a great honor. Hats off to our guys for doing a great job."

Riley Cooper caught five passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns, helping Foles become just the seventh quarterback in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in a game.  Peyton Manning also tied the mark in a season-opening win over the Baltimore Ravens.

DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, and LeSean McCoy also scored for the Eagles, (4-5) who look to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

Head coach Chip Kelly has refused to name Foles the permanent starting quarterback, even though he has 13 touchdown passes this season with no turnovers.

"It's gotta be based on health," Kelly said.  "We'll talk about it later on."

Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards and had two interceptions in the loss for the Raiders.

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Sunday
Oct132013

Foles Leads Eagles to 31-20 Win over the Buccaneers

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Their might just be a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia as backup Nick Foles helped lead the Eagles to a 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 3-3 on the season while the Buccaneers have yet to win a game, as they fell to 0-5.

Foles completed 22 of 31 passes for 296 yards. He also threw three touchdowns, ran for another score, and didn't throw a single interception.

Starting for the injured Michael Vick, Foles has shown he can adequately run Chip Kelly's offense agaisnt a Buccaneers defense that was ranked fourth in the NFL coming into the game.

Running back LeSean McCoy had 116 rushing yards along with 55 receiving yards. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had six catches for 64 yards, and scored two touchdowns for the first time in the NFL career.

Meanwhile, Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon complted 26 of 43 passes for two touchdowns and an interception. Running back Doug Martin had 67 rushing yards on 16 carries.

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Wednesday
Jun122013

Who's the Eagles' Starting QB? DeSean Jackson Wants to Know

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- From the beginning of OTAs, new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has let it be known that the team will have an open quarterback competition. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson wishes Kelly would make up his mind on who it'll be.

Even though the Eagles drafted USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this past April's draft, the starting job seems to be a battle between Michael Vick and Nick Foles. During OTAs and minicamp, Vick and Foles and have essentially split the reps with the first team offense.

With training camp about a month away, Jackson wants to know who the starter will be.

"The team wants to know, too," Jackson told NFL Network. "We need to go into training camp prepared and know who is going to be our starting quarterback."

"To make any decisions on who someone is from wearing shorts and T-shirts, doesn't make sense to us," Kelly said.

Vick has been the Eagles' starting quarterback since 2010. Foles started six games as a rookie last season.

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