Eagles release WR DeSean Jackson


The Philadelphia Eagles have released three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

News of Jackson’s release came moments after a Newark Star Ledger report detailed how two of Jackson’s associates have been linked by police to homicides in 2010.

The Eagles released the following announcement on twitter confirming the news:

After careful consideration this offseason, Eagles decide to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today.

According to the Ledger’s sources, the Eagles made the decision to release Jackson based on a variety of reasons which included his constant missing of team meetings and attitude.

An  investigation by the Ledger also revealed that Jackson was arrested in 2009 for possession of marijuana, but the charges were later dropped.

Jackson was set to count $12 million against the salary cap and there had been numerous reports linking him to a trade or release this offseason.

After being selected in the second-round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Jackson accumulated 356 catches for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. He also was a key part of the Eagles return game and saw time running the ball on gadget plays.

Teams known to have interest in Jackson include the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.