PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Could you imagine DeSean Jackson returning to Philadelphia? It’s not impossible.
Jackson, 29, who is a unrestricted free-agent after the season, was released by the Eagles before the 2014 season due to off-the-field allegations involving gang ties.
However, the man who is said to be responsible for releasing D-Jax — Chip Kelly — is no longer with the Eagles and Jackson said during a conference call on Wednesday that he has no hard feelings towards the Birds.
Jackson also said he “hopes to stay in Washington, but is open to anything.”
The Eagles are certainly in need of help at wide receiver and a veteran deep threat, like Jackson, could fit nicely. It would be sort of poetic justice for the Eagles fans who have turned on Kelly and miss Jackson.
This tweet by @EagleFanProbs earlier in the week asked fans to retweet if they would welcome Jackson back. There has been over 2,000 retweets.
Jackson will face his former team on Sunday, as the Redskins (3-2) host the Eagles (3-1). Jackson has faced his former team three times over the past two seasons, totaling 13 receptions for 283 yards and a touchdown in those contests.
Jackson says that former Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy texted him a photo from their days in Philly with the text, “We was awesome together.” McCoy, now with the Buffalo Bills, faces Kelly and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.