After missing all of last season with a knee injury, Maclin continues to look strong throughout the Eagles off-season workouts. Maclin knows the real test will come when he puts the pads on during training camp, but the receiver is happy with his progress at this stage of the off-season.
Coming off his best NFL season in six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson was released and is now a Washington Redskin.
A season after parting ways with wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the Eagles will host a regular season game against Jackson’s new team, the Washington Redskins. According to TiqIQ, the secondary market prices for these two returns aren’t showing the same kind of demand.
DeSean Jackson was released by the Eagles on March 28th. Once the angry mob subsided, conventional wisdom dictated that the Eagles will draft a receiver with the 22nd overall pick to replace the 27 year-old Pro Bowler.
On Monday the Eagles finally broke their month-long silence after releasing DeSean Jackson on March 28th. Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman explained the move was purely a “football decision”, and Eagles general manager Roseman joined Angelo Cataldi and the WIP Morning Show to discuss the matter further.
Eagles Pro-Bowl guard Evan Mathis joined Angelo Cataldi and the WIP Morning Show on Tuesday and talked about DeSean Jackson’s release.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman maintained the same “safe speak” mode as their head coach, Chip Kelly, on Monday in explaining why the Eagles cut Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson, after a career-best season.
Kelly had not publicly spoken on the subject since Jackson was released—until Monday.
Chris discusses a Main Line drug bust, Attorney General Eric Holder offering drug clemency, and the Boston Marathon, one year later. He also talks to Chaka Fattah Jr. about the federal investigations in which he is targeted and the countersuit he has filed.
I wonder when the last opening day to a baseball season was cancelled. It happened to the Phillies this week.
It seems as if DeSean Jackson never really embraced Chip Kelly’s innovative sports science system, nor Kelly himself, according to a number of sources. Whereas everyone else appeared to buy into what Kelly was preaching, Jackson at times wasn’t in lockstep with the group. The two always seemed to be at odds with each other.
Chris reviews yesterday’s Phillies home opener, Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony on gun safety, and the President’s efforts to eliminate the gender pay gap. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from Philadelphia Magazine.
The Eagles had Pro Bowl weapons at quarterback, running back and wide receiver in 2013. Nick Foles set records behind center, LeSean McCoy had one of the organization’s best seasons out of the backfield, and DeSean Jackson had his best NFL season.
In the days following DeSean Jackson’s release by the Eagles, speculation ran rampant as to the reasons why. Everything was to blame from Jackson’s petulant, rambunctious sideline behavior, to his alleged gang ties, to Jackson’s character, to this being Chip Kelly’s fault.
When the Eagles released DeSean Jackson, it reminded many of when they released another top receiver, Cris Carte