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NFC East Watch: Jackson Causes Stir, Backtracks

DeSean Jackson told reporters Monday he'd like a new contract from Philly

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NFC East Watch: Jackson Causes Stir, Backtracks

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As the Philadelphia Eagles cleaned out their lockers on Monday, receiver DeSean Jackson mentioned to the reporters present that he’d like a raise, even though there are three years remaining on the deal he signed back in 2011--and that he felt it was “deserved.” Naturally, this made its way to the blogosphere quickly, leading Jackson to do an about-face on Tuesday.

Jackson took to Instagram to lash out at those who (he claims) twisted his words, via CSNPhilly.com (all sic):

“To clarify any info that yall people got twisted up. I didn’t ask for a new contract . . . I’m blessed to be at the level where I feel my stats did the talking . . .  Injury free year & healthy and wish the season would have ended different with a ring . . . But I’m hopeful that will happen soon . . . Don’t listen to mixed words I didn’t say . . . Tired of dumb info being twisted to what I didn’t say word up!!”

Aside from that, Jackson is quick to point out, he was only answering a question.

Again, all sic:

“The question was brought to me I didn’t bring it up!! Know ya info before speaking str8 like dat.”

In summation, Jackson would like more money. But he’s happy with his current deal. Maybe. But probably not.

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