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DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Posted on: November 13, 2011 9:08 am
Edited on: November 13, 2011 9:26 am
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JacksonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

DeSean Jackson has had a rough year. He’s been clamoring for a contract extension for the past two years, and he’s not playing well in the ultra-important final year of his deal (he’s making just $600,000). Earlier this year, Terrell Owens, not necessarily a guy you want to take advice from when dealing with money situations, said Jackson should sit out games in protest.

Today, Jackson won’t have a choice in the matter.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Jackson completely missed a team meeting Saturday, and the team has told him he won’t be active for today’s game vs. the Cardinals.

It’s a season that has quickly turned into a nightmare for Jackson – who, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter missed the Saturday morning special teams meeting because his alarm didn’t go off and he overslept.

Jackson has been outspoken about wanting a new deal, and though the Eagles have said in the past that he deserves a new contract, he didn’t get one last year because of complications with the expiring CBA. Even though there’s a new agreement, that doesn’t mean he’s on the verge of getting a new deal right now.

Especially since he’s been rendered irrelevant for much of the season, making 29 receptions for 503 yards and two touchdowns while dropping passes and losing his ability as a deep threat.

“The defenses are trying to take away what we do best,” Jackson said this week. “We’ve got to be able to figure it out. Myself, at times, it’s frustrating, because I am used to making the big plays, scoring long touchdowns, things like that, but right now, it’s not really working. Defenses are not letting it happen. We’ve just got to figure it out.”

The acrimony between Jackson and the Eagles isn’t new. He raised eyebrows earlier this year when he said his health was his most important priority while winning games for the Eagles was No. 2*. Basically, he was saying he didn’t want to hurt himself only to lose out on his potential for a big new contract.

*Jackson isn’t the only player in the NFL who feels this way, but for him to verbalize it was a little surprising and probably not very business savvy.

And now, he’s becoming a bigger problem for the Eagles, who still have plenty of talent on offense but now have to deal with the fact their No. 1 receiver can’t bother to wake up for team meetings.

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Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:45 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

The Eagles train wreck continues.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:44 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Watch the Eagles offense look the best it ever has today without him.  Maclin, Celek, Avant/Steve Smith is a fantastic receiving corps, without the drops and turnovers DeSean adds in, the Eagles will blow out the Cardinals.

They will then be 4-5 and still have very little chance at the playoffs, but at least they will feel decent for a week.



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:36 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

As long as he is aquainted with and takes money advice from T.O., he'll never mature!



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:31 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

1000 yards in a 16 games eason makes you elite.......that's 63 yards per game......whewwwww, awesome. This just goes to show that he may be a good receiver but his maturity level is less than that of a pop warner kid.

Grow up idiot.....and then you'll get big boy money.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:31 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

They were all old. That's the over 30 policy. Doesn't really apply to Jackson



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:17 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Well Jackson is an elite receiver, he's on pace for more than 1,000 receiving yards even in this down year. But he's shown some brick hands this year, and he now just looks childish for not showing at his team meeting. He's made it very clear where his priorities are, so the Eagles may not want to waste any time dealing him for some first rounders



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:15 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Here's another talented guy who thinks the world revolves  arou
nd him. TRADE HIM! Get the most you can. He would do the same thing.



Since: Apr 8, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:08 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

The Eagles know exactly when to get rid of guys. Look at McNabb, Trotter, Vincent, Taylor, Dawkins, Douglas, Staley & Westbook. They all did very little after leaving the Eagles.



Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:00 pm
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

The Eagles don't believe in paying certain posistions

yeah they didn't re-sign Westbrook, Dhani Jones and Trotter guess they were wrong there too. They pay positions that matter OL, QB, CB while positions like WR usually are 15 deep every draft. Jackson was/is a big time weapon but so is/was Hester yet returning kicks and only being able to catch an occassionally 40+yd TD is great but doesn't mean you deserve to get loads of cash IMO.



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:58 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Wow, the Eagles are not winning because he is not getting the ball.. Not hard to figure out... you cant pass the ball to a running back all day and expect to win... The eagles are taking all the weapons off the table and using one... not hard to stop one guy start passing the ball to all the recievers and they will start winning... 


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