Eagles Silence on WR Jackson Trade Rumors Speaks Volumes

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Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoids a tackle by Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) during the second quarter game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports


Recent history of the Eagles organization speaks otherwise, though. While the team has generally chosen to keep internal matters with players close to the vest, especially involving potential moves, an example of the team endorsing a player’s future came last offseason when the team flat-out denied interest in trading quarterback Nick Foles when the Kansas City Chiefs had rumored interest.

It was assumed that with Kelly at the helm, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was the clear starter and the more pocket-passing game that Foles brings wouldn’t be able to run the offense.  Of course, there was also the possibility at the time that it was posturing, which ultimately proved untrue.

In an era where even the slightest tidbit is shoved into instant headline news with Twitter, it wouldn’t take much for the Eagles to end lingering rumors about shopping their most dangerous wideout since Terrell Owens.

They’ve opted to remain quiet, and with that comes the speculation and rumormongering that is seemingly unavoidable with each Philadelphia Eagles offseason. To me, that’s as good an indication as any that the smoke is indeed coming from a very real fire, even if that fire means the Eagles could be without the most dynamic threat of his position group moving into next season.

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