In a series of posts to his Instagram stories wide receiver DeSean Jackson let his fans know he will be released
From #Eagles WR DeSean Jackson on Instagram. No sources required here, as he’s announced he’ll be released. Was due $9 million in non-guaranteed salary this upcoming season. As he says here, he still wants to play at the age of 34. pic.twitter.com/tpubvYnjT1— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 19, 2021
Jackson was due $9 million in non-guarented salary so for a cash strapped team this move is a no-brainer.
Even for a team in a good financial situation this deal would’ve made sense. Jackson was heavily limited by injuries in his second go round with the Birds, playing in just 8 games in 2 seasons. And even that is more glamorous than reality with a few of those games being a few plays before the 34 year old came off the field.
The former 2nd round pick ends his Eagles career with over 10,000 receiving yards and 56 touchdowns