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DeSean Jackson joins LeSean McCoy in criticising the Eagles

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The battle for the NFC East title has been one of the major focal points of the off-season to this point given the varied successes of the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys clinched the division last year and made it to the post-season with the Philadelphia Eagles not far away and the Washington Redskins and New York Giants languishing a long way away.

This year we've seen a mass exodus from the Eagles as Chip Kelly has made some very questionable calls about who to let leave Philadelphia and who to bring in.

Philadelphia have let wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and runningback LeSean McCoy leave and he certainly raised a few eyebrows by bringing in former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Ever since being traded to the Buffalo Bills, McCoy has been more than a little vocal about the Eagles and his relationship with head coach Kelly.

Until now the relentless back and forth had just involved the two but now another player who has been axed by the Eagles in recent years has joined in.

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson has spoken about the team who cut him just before last season.

More than just talking about his time with the Eagles, Jackson has made a big statement about the Eagles choice to axe both him and McCoy.

"I can't understand, why would you get rid of your best players on the team? But it's their loss. Moving forward, the teams we're with now is the teams that's winning, the teams that's gaining more of a respect of having them type of guys on the team." - DeSean Jackson on the Eagles letting him and McCoy go

Jackson may be getting a bit ahead of himself claiming that the team he is with especially is winning given that the Redskins went 4-12 last season.

It appears unlikely that the Redskins would be able to finish above the Eagles in the NFC East next season, but his criticisms of the Eagles are certainly valid.

two in two

In the last two off-seasons the Eagles have let a top class player leave their team Jackson last year and McCoy this year.

Although they have both been replaced with the Eagles bringing in last years top rusher to take McCoy's place in DeMarco Murray, only time will tell if he'll be as successful in Philadelphia.

There are those who feel that the success of Murray last season stemmed from the Dallas offensive line and now he will have to defend his position as the top runningback this season.

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