January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles (10) is defended by Team Rice cornerback Brandon Flowers of the Kansas City Chiefs (24) in the fourth quarter during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

DeSean Jackson Stays In Eagles' Division

Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver signed with the Washington Redskins yesterday. That is just the Eagles luck to get rid of a pretty good player only to face him twice a season for at least the next three years. Not the best news we’ve heard lately but I think the Eagles will be OK. Being a good wide receiver is one thing but without a good quarterback distributing the ball to you there is little one can do. Not sure Washington Redskins will improve from last year.

When Jackson was first released I was shocked, ticked off and thought for sure the Eagles were going down in flames. But I had time to cool down and get myself together. I defended him and thought the Eagles were crazy letting him go. He has a special talent, that goes without argument. But I overlooked some red flags with him. I eventually came to terms with the release and decided this was the right decision.  None of them have anything to do with his alleged “gang relations.” I am tired of hearing about that. The Eagles made a short statement when they released him.

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.

Jackson, 27, was drafted by the Eaglets in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He recorded 356 catches for 6,117 yards in his six seasons with the team.

That was it. No more, no less. Nothing else was needed.

Earlier today I was reminded again why I think Jackson leaving was a good thing. To some it may not be a big deal but maybe it is. He is wants to wear number 10 with the Redskins. Problem is, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin, III wears that number. CBSSports.com reported today that Jackson suggested Griffin wear number 3 so he could wear 10.

We talked about it a little bit, but there hasn’t been a decision that’s been made yet so far, Maybe RG3 will wear No. 3 and I’ll try to get 10. We’ll see how it goes

This is petty and Jackson appears to be trying to put Griffin on the spot to force his hand. Like I said, this may not seem like a big deal but he is a professional football player making millions and he is worried about a number. Seems like he would have other things concern himself with.  In any case, RG3 isn’t giving the number up.

That is not the way to start off with your new team. So maybe some of the rumors were true about his lack of locker room / social skills. I guess we will find out in the next few years.

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