After careful consideration this offseason, Eagles decide to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 28, 2014
ARTICLE BEFORE THE CUT – NJ.Com - The Eagles have even more serious concerns — Jackson’s continued association with reputed Los Angeles street gang members who have been connected to two homicides since 2010. Ever since New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last summer, NFL franchises have been reevaluating how closely they needed to watch their players away from the field. And what Eagles executives see in Jackson, a six-year veteran, is apparently a potential blight on the brand and a bad influence in the locker room. As a source within the Eagles organization, who requested anonymity, put it: “They are concerned about having him around the younger players.”
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) March 28, 2014
How much is this related? Obviously enough to where the Eagles want to distance themselves from DeSean and his gang ties ASAP. Don’t think it would be to the extent of an Aaron Hernandez situation on our hands, but we’ve been surprised before. If they outright cut him without even trying to get some value via trade, which they definitely could have, something big must have come out real quick. I’m sure we’ll find out soon.