The Philadelphia Eagles made the tough decision to release wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who is coming off a remarkable season that earned him a Pro Bowl trip. Jackson Jackson caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013.
Still, some of his anonymous Eagles teammates confirmed that he had become a locker room distraction and both also suggested that Jackson wouldn’t be hard to replace.
From the the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Two Eagles players who requested anonymity said that Jackson wasn’t a clubhouse cancer, but he had become a distraction. They would not offer specifics. Both questioned whether his loss would hurt the offense and opined that he wouldn’t be difficult to replace.
The Eagles next leading receiver was Riley Cooper with 47 receptions for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. A considerable drop off in production. Following Cooper, the next three leading receivers on the team are running back LeSean McCoy and tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz.
There must be confidence in coach Chip Kelly’s system and being able to plug anyone in.
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