The Philadelphia Eagles recently signed receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin to long term extensions as they begin their second season under the coaching of Chip Kelly. But with these roster moves is there any room for DeSean Jackson.
Jackson was a Pro-Bowler last year and had over 1,300 receiving yards with nine touchdowns as the Eagles made the playoffs. However, Jackson has made no secret of the fact that he too would like a new contract and Pro Football Talk believe that this could lead to an exit this summer for Jackson.
Kelly's spread offense favors taller receiver such as the 6'3" Cooper over the 5'10" Jackson. The head coach might also be a little concerned over Jackson's continued off the field issues and a perceived lack of maturity.
Jackson's current contract, which pays him $10.5 million this season might be hard to move in a trade especially with such a depth of receiving options in both free agency and in the upcoming draft.
The Eagles would incur a cap hit of $6 million over the next two years if they were to cut Jackson and with an increased salary cap number overall this season, that may well be an option which they would like to explore.
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