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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
 
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: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:58 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Jackson is not ,nor will he ever be a team guy.  From day 1 Jackson was always shucking and jiving.  It is proven that big money WRs do not win SuperBowls.  Right now Jackson is a fast middle of the pack WR..plus he is not even the best wR on his own team.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:53 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

There's a reason they started calling this guy MEsean in college.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:50 am
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Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:46 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Thank god, for at least one week I won't have to watch him take a punt from the 20 back to the 10 before either getting tackled or coughing it up.



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:43 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

I really can't stand him and his 3rd grade tweets!  I'am actually impressed that the eagles are sitting him, granted its against the cardinals AND I HAVE VICK STARTING TODAY!!!!



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:39 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Not only is Jackson overrated, but he's an idiot.

Fumble that bro.




Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:38 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

The Writing is on the wall. Jackson will not be an Eagle next season. Eagles very High on Cooper and Steve Smith is still not 100% and might be a cheaper option to resign for next season. Avant i love as a 3rd option not a 2nd.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:38 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

The real question is.... would the "eagles" do the same if the team was still in contention???
Actually, that's not quite the real question.  The real question is, Would the Eagles do the same if today's game were against a stronger team?  And I don't know the answer.

By the way, they're not totally out of contention, especially if they win today and knock off the Giants next week, with the Giants' ongoing tough schedule.  Difficult, but not unthinkable.



Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:00 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

JIMBO, you can't be serious? I would flush that turd as quickly as possible and if another team picks him up & pays him big bucks, then that will be the team that sucks. Probably the Cowboys, or the Redskins.



Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:55 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

The guy is doing EVERYTHING wrong. You have your BEST season in a contract year! I'll bet management is thinking that if they do give him a big guaranteed contract, why should he do anything at all? See, this is what's wrong with just about every "prima-donna" type player out there. It's all about the MONEY!!! Who gives a damn about the game, or the fans. I'm just sick of it and ready to invest my time into something a lot more worth-while, like underwater basket weaving......


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