97.3 ESPN South Jersey reports the NFL Players Association wanted to if the Eagles smeared DeSean Jackson and plans to examine the situation. This all comes one week to the day after the Eagles announced they had released Jackson. Jackson signed a three-year contract with the Redskins late Tuesday night.
NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks reported, prior to Jackson's release, the team was concerned about the negative influence of his friends, particularly members of a Los Angeles street gang.
I don't know how much of an investigation there will be into this situation. After compiling all of the public comments made by the organization about the release, this is all I could find and it came last Friday: "After careful consideration during this off-season, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today." That's it. I don't know how they could have smeared him without saying anything.
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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