For all his tough talk and braggadocious behavior, DeSean Jackson is just as sensitve about certain subjects as any other athlete would be.
So it’s no surprised that the recent talk of the Eagles possibly parting ways Jackson has the pro bowl wide receiver a bit worried. According to Birds 24/7, Jackson is troubled by the recent reports, and even more concerned that the Eagles haven’t shut the talk down.
This has not gone unnoticed by the veteran receiver, who is currently training out in California. According to multiple sources familiar with the situation, Jackson is unsure about his standing on the team and troubled by what is being written about him. He has reached out to some of his teammates to express his concern. One of Jackson’s top confidants says that the whole situation has become “a bit of a distraction.”
Adding to the confusion/strain is the fact that the Eagles had yet to contact Jackson as of Saturday to offer assurance. This seems a little peculiar, particularly since Chip Kelly has been very careful about making sure his players know where they stand with him. For instance, he spoke with every key veteran on the roster during the draft last April immediately after picking someone at their position.
Making matters worse is that Chip Kelly has yet to reach out to Jackson as well to bring him up to speed on whatever is going on.
“We’re in the dark like everyone else,” said a source close to Jackson. “Thought he would at least be worthy of some kind of communication.”
The Eagles again continue to decline comment on the matter.
Jackson is coming off his best year as a pro, catching 82 balls for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season under Kelly.