Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was released. After six weeks or more of speculation, hearsay and anonymous quotes, the day finally arrived. I was convinced the rumors and stories were just that, nothing but rumors. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong. I just couldn’t see any reason to get rid of him. In that article I discuss how unlikely it would be for the to cut him because of his personality. Especially with his level of production. But I will say it again, I was wrong, at least partially.
I am not trying to save face here but there appears to be more to the story than we know or ever will know for that matter. I think Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly can handle the personalities of his players. I don’t think he shied away from players that were difficult to work with. Jackson’s alleged gang connections is an extraordinary story. At first I was sceptical but the more I think about it but the more details come out the more I wonder how much of it is true. I am not going to speculate on that for the moment.
In either case, I do think there is more to the story and in the coming days the truth may come out. But the fact remains that the Philadelphia Eagles no longer have the deep threat of Jackson running down-field. Let’s hope they have a plan to replace that threat.
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