The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with wide receiver DeSean Jackson. They’ve been trying to trade Jackson to no avail, and have ultimately decided to release him making the announcement on Twitter.
After careful consideration this offseason, Eagles decide to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 28, 2014
Despite shopping him and finding interest, Eagles have made decision to cut WR DeSean Jackson. Outright. Jackson is now a free agent.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2014
There were also reports that the Eagles were worried about Jackson’s gang connections in addition to his other off-field and attitude issues. Surely there will be a market for a receiver as talented as Jackson though.
The move isn’t without costs for the Eagles though.
The Eagles will carry $6 million in dead money after releasing DeSean Jackson. Saves them $6.75 million in cap space for 2014.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 28, 2014