NFC East Watch: Jackson Says Eagles Smeared Him on the Way Out

DeSean Jackson was cut by the Eagles last year after the best season of his career

LeSean McCoy has been highly critical of the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Chip Kelly in particular, ever since he was sent to the Buffalo Bills in a trade this offseason.

Now, another big-name former Eagle is airing his grievances against the team.

DeSean Jackson was released by the Eagles last offseason, after putting together the most productive campaign of his career in 2013. Reports at the time had the Eagles concerned about some gang connections on Jackson’s part, as well as a questionable work ethic and a bad attitude. It got to the point last year where the NFLPA looked into whether the Eagles had launched a smear campaign around the move.

Jackson believes they did, as he made clear in the debut of his reality show on BET, DeSean Jackson Home Team.

“When I was released by the Eagles, I feel they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn’t true,” Jackson said. “It was a slap in the face, coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL. ... The Eagles tried to blow me up. That’s cold how they did it. ... Have I went to jail? ... I ain’t done none of that.”

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