Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Ends Holdout, Reports To Camp



BETHLEHEM, Pa. (CBS) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has ended his holdout and reported to training camp.

Jackson arrived at Lehigh University this morning and took his team physical when he arrived at the team’s facilities.

Jackson missed nearly two weeks of training camp in a year without any off-season workouts in the spring.

But fellow wideout Jason Avant isn’t worried about Jackson’s ability to catch up.

“The thing that he has to his advantage is that he’s with guys who have been in camp already and they can give him a spell,” Avant told KYW Newsradio.  “He’ll be fine.”

A two-time Pro Bowl pick, Jackson wants a new contract. He is slated to earn $565,000 this season, the final one of his four-year rookie deal.

Jackson caught 47 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns last year, and his 22.5 yards-per-catch average was best in the NFL.

He also averaged 11.6 yards on 20 punt returns, including a 65-yarder for a TD that beat the New York Giants on the last play of a game in the Meadowlands last December 19th.

If Jackson hadn’t reported by Tuesday, he could’ve lost a year of service time toward free agency.

Reported by Ed Benkin, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Joe K

    He’s surely worth more compared with the rest of the league, but a deal is a deal. So suck it up crybaby!!!

    • Howard Hansell

      we will see what they do as they pay that much for a person who just returns punts and kick offs noless some of the dynamic plays he has had.

  • Charles Izzo

    He wasnt fined a penny. But I guess he knows he isnt that good or he would have held out until they paid. He knows he is only worth the chump change they are offering him and he knows he better grab it or someone else will.

    • Howard Hansell

      what ever you are smoking you better get off it soon you are hallucinating.

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