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Just so you know, DeSean Jackson is not demanding a new contract

Jan 7, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

Lions Eagles Football AP

You can put down your torches and pitchforks, folks. DeSean Jackson will not be holding the Philadelphia Eagles hostage this offseason.

The polarizing wide receiver took to Instagram on Tuesday to explain his comments about his hope for a new contract this offseason. Jackson just completed year two of a five-year deal, but when pressed by reporters about his status, the two-time Pro Bowler expressed a desire to renegotiate.

At the time, Jackson seemed to indicate it was an issue, but just to be clear, he hasn’t asked the organization for anything.

There you have it. Know ya info.

Jackson is coming off of a career year with 82 receptions and 1,332 yards, the latter falling 77 yards short of Mike Quick’s franchise record. The 27-year-old is due to earn $12.5 million in 2014.

No doubt, Jackson’s agent will pick up a phone and see what he can do for his client. It’s been suggested the Eagles may work with him to reduce this year’s cap hit, although the team isn’t in a position where that’s necessary.

If No. 10 can duplicate this season’s production or come close, he may have a legitimate gripe about the lack of security next offseason. For right now, it’s just chatter.

  1. 2sentz - Jan 7, 2014 at 1:29 PM


  2. willh888 - Jan 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    did DeSean tell me to lick that?

  3. Z - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    But the headline on for Brookover’s article referred to Desan’s “contract demands”. Explain that, Comrade Kulp

    I mean, clearly they would not have printed that if it weren’t completely accurate. I don’t even want to think about a world in which our media publishes headlines and runs stories with the desire to incite public outrage placed ahead of journalistic integrity.

    Stop defending this piece of garbage below average criminal. They gave him a market value contract that is not guaranteed past 2014 and he has the audacity to want more financial security? After not even leading the league in receiving this year??? Cut that loud mouthed punk, lock up Riley Cooper with a fat contract and go hard after Eric Decker in free agency. Super bowl. Book it.

    • Stan - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      Don’t think under Andy Reid he was used as a punt returner full time.

    • ochospantalones - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      Personally, I’ll feel so much better knowing Jeffrey Lurie gets a bit more money. If anyone deserves it, it’s him.

    • Hbomb117 - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      Lets have two slow white wide-outs starting for our team next year. Its a shock your not a GM in the NFL.

      • willh888 - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:37 PM

        I’m getting a lot of sarcasm from the original post. No one else?

      • 2sentz - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:43 PM

        Yes, sarcasm seems the best way to approach. A very non-story story.

      • will - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM

        maybe he laid it on too thick for some, but i thought the criminal line and the cooper/decker wr combo made it pretty clear.

      • Jason R. - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:40 AM

        After yesterday I can’t be too sure…

  4. death from above - Jan 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Just another example of a person who should just keep his mouth shut and not allow his agent to leak things like this to Rueben Frank and stir things up.

    That being said, he is still a spoiled immature talented punk. I still think we should have franchised or cut him during the last contract deal.

    • 2sentz - Jan 7, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      Holy shit, a Death sighting!
      *more interesting than this story

      • death from above - Jan 7, 2014 at 7:46 PM

        Yeah dude…Like Kid Rock said,”Hit the road Jack,cause Daddy’s home!

        Good to see you but I haven’t gotten any nicer.

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