Desean Jackson’s holdout continues, as this season he’s slated to make just $565,000, more than five less than his fellow wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Howard Eskin reported on Sunday’s Sports Final that a new five year dealshould be in place by the end of the week, and could be worth as much as $60 million.
The rest of the NFL, and in particular, the NFC East, certainly took notice on Monday when DeSean Jackson ended contract holdout to report to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp, bolstering even further one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
Jackson, who had one of the biggest plays of the regular season last year with his famous "walk-off punt return" against the New York Giants, has established himself as one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL.
Jackson averaged an NFL-best 22.5 yards per catch last season while teaming up with Michael Vick to strike fear into the heart of every opponent, excluding Rob Ryan, of course.
Jackson's return is key for the Eagles, who are dealing with the mysterious case of Jeremy Maclin, who had a good rookie season, a breakout year last season with 10 TDs and is now dealing with an unknown illness, or a case of mono that lasts almost a year, however you want to look at it.
Jackson might have reason to be in a contract squabble, as he's set to make just around $600,000 this season and could argue he is the league's best wide receiver.
If the Eagles are wise, they'll make him happy. They don't want him going to free agency after this season. Cowboys fans probably do.
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