Report: Eagles willing to release DeSean Jackson

Report: Eagles willing to release DeSean Jackson
March 22, 2014, 12:00 pm
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DeSean Jackson is slated to make $10.25 million this year in base salary and is owed around $30 million through 2016. (AP)

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Geoff Mosher
Eagles Insider

By now it’s well known that the Eagles are trying to deal DeSean Jackson.

It also appears that they’re willing to cut ties with the Pro Bowl wideout without receiving anything in return, a staggering indication of Jackson’s reputation inside the NovaCare Complex.

The team is considering releasing Jackson if it can’t find a trade partner, according to several reports. Citing a source, the New York Daily News reported that the Eagles aren’t planning on having Jackson back in 2014, even if no team is willing to deal for the seven-year wideout

[RELATED: Jackson trade does not mesh with Baalke's decree]

“Philly is trading him or cutting him,” the source told the Daily News. “That's a fact. They don't want him."

This report is consistent with what sources recently told CSNPhilly.com, that the enigmatic wide receiver had ruffled too many feathers for new coach Chip Kelly, who is intolerant of those who don’t buy into his philosophy, and doesn't fit the team’s long-term vision.

[RELATED: Examining 49ers' level of interest if DeSean Jackson were available]

Jackson is slated to make $10.25 million this year in base salary and is owed around $30 million through 2016. If the Eagles were to cut Jackson, they’d be on the books for $6 million in dead money stemming from the pro-rated signing bonus in his extension before the 2012 season.

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