Breaking: Eagles releasing WR DeSean Jackson

The Eagles have informed DeSean Jackson of his release today, ending month-long speculation as to his future status with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The Eagles patch up job in the last few days was too thinly done.  Jackson made nice on social media this week, but it might have been a function of his understanding that he would not be seeing a $10 million pay day from any other NFL team this season.  Jackson was unwilling to take a pay cut as part of a trade and no team saw fit to pay him what his contract outlined for the 2014 season.  The Eagles save $6.5 million in releasing Jackson, but will also eat another $6.25 million in dead money.  It is unclear at present if Jackson will be designated as a post June 1 cut (which carries clearance in 2014 with cap ramifications for 2015) but that is neither here nor there at this point.

PFT just reported that the Niners, Seahawks and Jets were all “definitely” interested in Jackson prior to his release.  The Jets were rumored to be one of the more interested teams when Jackson was placed on the market a few weeks ago.  Earlier this week, Jets owner Woody Johnson said that the Jets were interested in Jackson, but as he hinted, not by costing them any picks in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Now that the NFL Annual meeting has come and gone, the Eagles were unable to move Jackson and have made good on their threat that Jackson will not be part of their team for 2014.

Expect Jackson to take the biggest deal he can find.  While the Jets might enter the fray their spending so far in free agency doesn’t lead me to believe that theirs will be the most lucrative offer put in front of DeSean Jackson.  If the talented receiver comes to New York it will be for other reasons beyond just the money.

With a talented and deep draft class at the receiver position, the Jets might feel confident enough to avoid overpaying a player like Jackson, who already has plenty of baggage, but yet might fit in with Rex Ryan’s team.  Ryan made it work with Braylon Edwards, could he do it again with DeSean?  Regardless, adding a player like D-Jax would give the Jets the piece of offensive weaponry for which they are searching.  It would also allow the front office more flexibility to make decisions on how to best to boost their roster for 2014 and beyond in the first three rounds of May’s NFL Draft with one more starting position locked up.

We wrote at length about Jackson and the Jets earlier, read that post here.




474 comments
Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

I guess they're worried DJX may go to a Rumble on a game night ... lmao

Tyrone Garcia
Tyrone Garcia

Gangs oh OK that should boycott the young star. SO WHAT.... The media is always making these urban football players into thugs all the time. The stupid part is people read this crap and without doing one once of research ,  they believe it. I'm a law biding citizen residing in Va Beach. I grew up in the Bronx with nothing but gangs, thugs, and some good people. Whenever I go to NY the possibility of me bumping into old friends who are still thugs is about 50%.. I may say hello if spotted and even take a flick and it may show up on FB. IT DOESN'T MEAN I'M IN A GANG.... Jesus why is ignorance the brother of the reader who don't research facts about articles that are hurting the credibility of a player. The Eagles are just pissed they couldn't trade him, and DJX stated that he wont negotiate his contract which made it even more difficult to trade him. I really don't care if the Jets don't get him, even though he will make our offense worth looking at., but I hope it's not because he took a picture with a gang member. The media did say once Oswald acted alone in the assassination of JFK. and communism was taking over the world... I know I over did myself but i/m just over the media.

xplr
xplr

$16MM, 2 years.

Hoz
Hoz

new thread is up...

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Stuff coming out about Jackson, makes Holmes seem like a team player. No way the Jets should get him, especially if it means the Jets don't draft one of the good WR in the draft.

Simon Gribben
Simon Gribben

And now, for some more endless PREMATURE SPECULATION ...

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

was never too huge on getting MJD. I think he still has a little in the tank but not sure he would have been the best fit. I love Tre Mason. If I constantly say his name, even in threads that don't pertain to him , maybe , just maybe the Jets will take him . Oh yea, I'll take Desean for the right price as well. 

Hoz
Hoz

Report: The Titans is set to release Chris Johnson next week, anybody interested?

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Breaking News: The Pats just signed  DJax! Only kidding, I think.

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

His ties to the gangs concerns me, but if the Jets can get him, that would be huge. 

Hoz
Hoz

1 thing we know for sure is that Woody wants Desean Jackson he said it out of his own mouth, I'm pretty sure we make him a offer at lease, but Vick better do some recruiting no worries at all.

juunit
juunit

DeSean Jackson invented cancer.

Hoz
Hoz

My fellow Jets fans take what you read from Incarcerated Bob with a grain of salt, not saying he dosent have sources but how reliable?

MS
MS

Vick, Mornhinweg, and Sanjay Lal all worked and played with Desean. We are probably the only team in the league that has this much experience and connection to him. 


Honestly, I trust our organization to make the call. If any team knows the truth about this guy, its the Jets. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I have never seen so much league action in FAcy, but the jets are being so static. Facy we should be filling holes to set us up for the draft, but we are just spectators. OK, I see the long term plan, but Woody says win now, but with what?

Hoz
Hoz

I'm on board with most here sign Desean Jackson, Draft a CB & TE in the first 2 rounds and the rest of the draft will be for depth.

nesboogie
nesboogie

**BREAKING NFL NEWS**Source: Idzik wants no part of Desean Jackson (Money & Distraction) Woody & Rex lean towards taking chance #JETS


Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  What about YPC? He set a career high in YPC with Vick throwing to him (22.5!) in 2010. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Simon Gribben  "PREMATURE SPECULATION ..."  Sounds like a  Dr. Ruth problem, lol

Eric Falkman
Eric Falkman

@Paul Samuels  who cares about his gang ties?? i care about on field production...and he doesn't have a history of getting into trouble

Hoz
Hoz

@Paul Samuels  if he signs with us he will be in a gang, Gang Green!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hoz  He has zero sources and is completely unreliable.  It's cold reading. 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Andy Reid in Kansas City would beg to differ and oh by the way they are in discussions with him.

jenkins
jenkins

@Hoz  they can get a good receiver all over this draft-especially the 3rd round.

Brad Jerris
Brad Jerris

@nesboogie  

the distraction part makes no sense to me after getting Vick. Vick was the biggest distraction and has caused many Animal  lovers to really not support the jets anymore. If they are so concerned about image and distraction than why did they get Vick? I would of been happy with the jets bringing in Ryan Fitzpatrick over Vick.  VIck had a bad year last year in an offense that was prolific with a 2nd year QB, his backup and all his past baggage, Fitzpatrick would of been a nice serviceable backup/ competition for Geno.

MS
MS

@nesboogie Incarcerated Bob is not a real source. 

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I was going to write a post lambasting you. But I'm old and tired and am willing to let you soak in your own dirty water......

bradysucks
bradysucks

Bow to your Idzik statue smeagol