PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Coming off his best NFL season in six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson was released and is now a Washington Redskin. Jackson’s character was questioned and often blamed as one of the crucial reasons he was shockingly released in March. In an interview with Los Angeles DJ, “DJ Skee,” Jackson said that his teammates in Philadelphia loved him.
“The funniest thing, man—all this stuff like he’s not a locker room player, he don’t get along with his teammates, the people that really know me, they’re like ‘Man where is all this coming from?’” Jackson told DJ Skee in an interview last week. “I had teammates texting me and hitting me up, teammates that’s still on the Eagles right now, like ‘What were they talking about you ain’t a team guy, you don’t get along with people in your locker room?’ Everybody in the locker room loved me, you feel me?”
Jackson also acknowledged his good friend and former teammate, LeSean McCoy, who said Jackson “will definitely be missed” upon his release.
“The real homies stepped up, Jackson said. “My boy LeSean McCoy, one of the best running backs in the NFL, he stepped up, he said some real stuff. But in this league bro, a lot of people are scared and afraid to speak up, because they feel like they’re gonna be the next one cut. They feel like they’re gonna be the next one cut. So the ones that really did step up and speak up, I salute all of them.”
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