Report: Eagles cut DeSean Jackson over gang affiliations

Desean JacksonWell, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming…

According to the Eagles’ team Twitter account, DeSean Jackson has officially been cut by the team effective immediately. While the team has declined to offer any specifics, ESPN’s Adam Schefter retweeted a story from suggesting that the star wide receiver’s known gang affiliations could be to blame for him being cut outright by the team rather than traded.

Teams have reportedly been asking around about Jackson for weeks, with two front runners being the Patriots and Niners. With this new information, it would be interesting to see how many teams are willing to take a chance on another high-caliber player with major off-field questions – especially the Patriots.  In yet another offseason that has seen serious questions about players off-field issues, from Davone Bess and Titus Young to the ongoing saga of Aaron Hernandez and new legal trouble for Ray Rice, teams may be a bit leery of giving big money to a problem child, and opening themselves up to criticism from fans, media and even other teams.

Eagles cut Desean Jackson

  • cycledan

    What I am scared about is that the Jets will try to reunite him with Vick.

    • Big D