The Eagles organization was out today for Eagles Build in the Philadelphia community. Head coach Chip Kelly addressed the media for the first time since releasing Jackson. Kelly told Eagles Insider Jackson had a great year and the decision to released him was "purely a football decision." Kelly also added the team did not have any trade offers for the Pro Bowl wide receiver which is telling.
I believe Kelly because there doesn't seem like any logical reason the Eagles would turn down a trade only to release him.
Jackson, 27, went to the Pro Bowl in 2013 for the first time since 2010 and the third time in his six seasons in the league. The former-second round pick had a career year setting career-highs in receptions (82), yards (1,332), and first downs (60) while tying a career-high in touchdowns (9) and games played (16).
In his six seasons with the Eagles, Jackson caught 356 passes for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns to go along with four punt returns for touchdowns and three rushing scores.
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