No place like home: Birds rolling on road
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson gets ready to catch a 55-yard touchdown pass that deflected off the Packers’ Tramon Williams (38) and Morgan Burnett during Sunday’s game in Green Bay, Wis. The Eagles went up 7-0 with that touchdown and never trailed. Jackson finished with four catches for 80 yards.
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is reportedly close to signing a contract with the Washington Redskins.
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson (10) is tackled by Detroit Lions' Jeremy Ross (12) during the second half Dec. 8. Jackson, who was released by the Eagles last week, met with the Redskins on Monday.
Lane Johnson DeSean Jackson
Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson, right, celebrates with DeSean Jackson after the wide receiver scored against Oakland on Sunday. Johnson's first year in the NFL also has also coincided with big changes off the field -- he and wife Chelsea are parents of 3-month-old David Jace Johnson.
Foles does a lot more than just fill in at QB
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, left, makes a touchdown catch in front of Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron during the fourth quarter in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday. Jackson had two touchdown catches in one game for the first time in his NFL career.
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia.
Jason Avant, DeSean Jackson
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson, left, and Jason Avant embrace on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Former Eagles wide receiver signed with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday.
DeSean Jackson, Derek Cox
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson (10) is dragged out of bounds by San Diego Chargers' Derek Cox during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson, cannot hang onto a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
- DeSean Jackson’s statement
First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly. I would also like to thank 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. God Bless.
- DeSean Jackson timeline
1. April 26, 2008: Eagles draft University of California wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the second round with the 49th overall pick.
2. Sept. 16, 2008: Jackson's first career NFL touchdown — a 61-yard reception on a pass from quarterback Donovan McNabb against Dallas — is negated when he tosses the football away before crossing the goal line.
3. Dec. 19, 2010: Jackson returns a punt 65 yards for a touchdown on the game’s final play to give the Eagles a 38-31 victory over the New York Giants. He becomes the first player in NFL history to score on a punt return on the last play of a game.
4. Nov. 19, 2011: Eagles coach Andy Reid deactivates Jackson prior to the Eagles’ 21-17 loss to Arizona after Jackson misses a mandatory team meeting a day earlier.
5. March 28, 2014: Eagles release Jackson after six seasons with the team.
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