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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: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:52 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Shame on you for drafting Jackson.  I could see he was crap from a mile away.



Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:49 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

I am an Eagles fan and I don't blame him.  The Eagles don't believe in paying certain posistions (Linebacker and WR) are they probably lost a superbowl because for years they insisted the duo of Thrash and Pinkston was good enough.

DJax will get paid next year by someone other than the Eagles, then the Eagles can slide Jason Avant to the #2 and suck even worse than they do now



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:44 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

O he wants a contract extension because he had some good years? Now that he's having a bad year, in his 'out' year. will he be giving some of it back?



Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:41 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

It works both ways Superman. The only thing I care about is Desean showing up every Sunday. It does not matter to me what he gets paid. He has a job to do and should just DO IT.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:41 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

 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, , not necessarily a guy you want to take advice from when dealing with money situations, said Jackson  in protest. 
I'd love to have a rough year if thats what rough is.



Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:39 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

It's almost impossible these days with the # of people in their posse's. they have to take care of. Not to mention the big house and cars. These players are just like evryone else in this country they live beyond their means waiting for that big payday that may or maynot ever happen



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:36 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

I don't think DeSean is really concerned with your fantasy team Yankeesfan1973. DeSean only cares about DeSean.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:33 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

C'mon people, you can't feed your family on "just $600,000". lol, sarcasm... 



Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:33 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Not to mention it is extremely irresponsible of him to jeapordize all those Fantasy Football Teams that own him and know need to find a replacement.

Let's be serious most football fans don't care about him or even most footbal games unless the team you root for is playing. All they care about is winning their Fantast Football League and Jackson not playing makes it harder for them.


So next time you want to sleep in think of all those Fantasy Owners you are screwing    



Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:27 am
 

DeSean Jackson misses meeting, won't play Sunday

Are you kidding me. If we all acted like Jackson and complained constantly about the money we were making we would be out of a job. It's time these players kept their mouths shut and just played the game. There's no question he is an elite player; coaches show it each and every week by double temaing him on the field. If he wants to get paid like an elite player than he needs to start playing like one


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