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Terrell Owens Thinks DeSean Jackson Should Stay At Home

I think T.O. should be the last person to give DeSean Jackson advice on how to deal with his contract situation with the Eagles. I’m pretty sure you all remember how T.O. was doing crunches in his front yard, threatening to holdout of Eagles training camp because he wasn’t happy with his contract. That didn’t end well for T.O. He was suspended four games without pay and then deactivated for the rest of the season. He was later released.

Appearing Tuesday on 97.5 The Fanatic with Mike Missanelli in Philadelphia, Owens was asked whether Jackson should play this Sunday against the Rams. From ProFootballTalk.com:

Absolutely not,” Owens said, via PhillySportsDaily.com. “I would have to better myself and my family and my situation.  That’s ridiculous.”

Jackson, in the final year of a slotted rookie deal, is due to earn $600,000 in 2011.

Owens pointed out that Jackson has received advice “to go in there, be a man about it and play under the existing contract that he has . . . but I guarantee you, if he goes out and gets hurt, God forbid, he’s not going to get the contract that he probably would have gotten if he held out.”

Jackson, who like Owens is represented by Drew Rosenhaus, likely is taking a low-key position due to the mess that T.O. created in his quest for a new contract.  If Owens had handled his business differently, Jackson possibly could be a bit more aggressive now.

And Owens acknowledges that he may have gone too far.

“I probably would have handled it in a more professional way,” Owens said of his own experiences.  “I still stand by the fact that I never tried to do anything out of the norm to tarnish my relationship with the Eagles.  My agent tried to do the necessary things to try and do things behind closed doors to ensure I got a good contract at that time.”

I doubt if T.O. would have handle that situation differently if given the chance. But that’s neither hear nor there.

Jackson is really stuck between a rock and a hard place. T.O. was right about Jackson being on the losing end if he does gets hurt before he gets his money. But if he hadn’t showed up to camp the Eagles wouldn’t have payed him.

And I’m pretty sure he is feeling salty about everybody else on the Dream Team squad getting their money except him. Plus the huge contracts Larry Fitzgerald and Chris Johnson got probably didn’t make him feel any better.

I hope the Eagles do right by him and give him a contract extension soon.



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