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Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp

Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:23 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Though you can certainly make a case that DeSean Jackson could be better about maintaining his image (a notable and regrettable homophobic slur on the radio this offseason stands out like a sore thumb), give him this: he's played ball with the Philadelphia Eagles when it comes to his contract status.

That doesn't appear to be a guarantee any longer, though, and Philly quarterback Michael Vick hinted to reporters on Tuesday at the team's facility that Jackson might actually hold out before the 2011 season begins.

"Hopefully, he'll be here tomorrow," Vick said, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "DeSean just has some things to think about and some decisions to make that only himself can make."

One of the fascinating aspects of this whole ordeal is that, as we've previously discussed, Jackson's agent is Drew Rosenhaus who previously worked with the Eagles on another touchy situation involving a talented wide receiver, Terrell Owens.
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Rosenhaus has said he's going to handle things differently this time around, and Jackson himself has repeatedly said he wouldn't be a problem and has indicated he trusts the Eagles to get a deal done.

But at the same time, it became clear last year -- following Jackson's big concussion-causing collision with Dunta Robinson -- that he's concerned about his getting paid while he's still healthy and one of the only players in the NFL capable of making the Pro Bowl as a receiver and return man.

Which is why it wouldn't be entirely shocking to see him steer clear of the Eagles facility for a while.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:26 pm
 

Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp



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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:51 am
 

Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp

how come players are allowed to hold out and not show up for work, and nothing happens, but if it were flipped and the owner decided to hold out on paying a player, he would be sued in a second????????????
Um, the player is fined heavily and NOT paid while holding out and the owners already decided to hold out and not pay players, it was called "lockout".  It's also called "non guaranteed contracts".  Owners can stop paying anytime they want.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:36 am
 

Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp

Ahh - he was talking to reporter.



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp

Seems to me that Vick is spending too much time on Twitter. Maybe he should concentrate on the job at hand instead of engaging in speculation (ie - Favre as back-up?)



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp

Because labor unions suck.  The player is fined for missing work....its kinda like not getting paid for missing work.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp

how come players are allowed to hold out and not show up for work, and nothing happens, but if it were flipped and the owner decided to hold out on paying a player, he would be sued in a second????????????




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Vick hints DeSean could hold out of Eagles camp

Good thing we have the rookie wage cap in place now, so as to prevent these types of situations from happening in the future!

You'll be way underpaid and YOU WILL LIKE IT!


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