Without doubt DeSean Jackson has been one of the biggest names in football this off-season and now his name is in the headlines once again as the Philadelphia Eagles have spoken out about his release for the first time.
When Jackson was first shown the door in Philly, rumours linking him to gangs and an unsavoury lifestyle were everywhere.
Jackson did as everyone expected him too and quite frankly as anyone would do, he denied it and looked to move on in his career.
Jackson has now signed with the Washington Redskins and has joined one of the most rejuvenated looking offences in the NFL.
But on Monday two members of the Eagles hierarchy spoke out on exactly why Jackson was given his marching orders.
Coach Chip Kelly claimed the decision was made and that it was: "purely a football decision".
Ok, not the worst excuse ever used, Owner Jeffrey Lurie confirmed that idea claiming that Jackson at the eagles wasn't the right fit.
In the end, their first line was weak, their second was better as Kelly claimed they had tried to trade the troubled Wide Receiver but released him after they couldn't find any traders.
Whatever the actual reason was, we can only work with what we are given and this is the official story.
Personally I think it is a very weak attempt to cover up a deeper issue and the best way to look at that is to take a look at the 'football decision' the Philadelphia Eagles have made.
Well last season Jackson had over 1,300 receiving yards from 82 receptions and was just shy of 500 yards more than the next closest receiver at the Eagles Riley Cooper.
Cooper himself had 835 yards in 14 starts last season which isn't a terrible year but pales in comparison when put next to Jackson.
So who in their right mind would consider releasing or even trading Jackson to be a good 'football decision'?
Now maybe there is some great under lying plan that could see the Eagles coaching staff pull it out in the Draft and actually end up with a stronger receiving positional class next season.
But lets face it, that's unlikely so we may as well just wait to see how much this 'football decision' comes back to bite the franchise.
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