On Criiiiiiiip: DeSean Jackson Released By Philadelphia Eagles For His Gang Bangin’ Murderous Association

- By Bossip Staff

The Eagles cut DeSean but keep Riley Cooper who is a known racist!

DeSean Jakckson Cut From Philadelphia Eagles For Gang Affiliation

Over the past several weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have begun to shop wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Within minutes of NJ.com’s reporting that DeSean Jackson’s associates have been linked by police to two homicides since 2010, the Eagles cut him.

Via NJ Sports reports:

The Eagles already had off-the-field concerns about Jackson, sources said.

The decision to release Jackson came down to a number of factors, said the source, one of which was the wideout’s consistently missing meetings to hangout with his friends. His attitude was also a concern.

Jackson’s chemistry with head coach Chip Kelly was also a growing concern, the source said.

The move comes on the heels of an investigation by NJ.com, which revealed that a number of Jackson’s associates were either linked to or charged with two gang-related murders from 2010-2012. The investigation also revealed that Jackson was arrested in 2009 for possession of marijuana, but the charges were dropped.

It is not clear if the investigation lead to the release of Jackson.

The decision to cut Jackson gives the Eagles some financial relief, as the Pro-Bowl WR was set to count for $12 million against the cap.

Although the decision to part ways with Jackson was clearly not related to football, the Eagles have been working to prepare for his departure for months.

The team re-signed both Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, and traded for running back Darren Sproles. Chip Kelly said at the league meetings earlier this week that his offense was not dependent on just one player.

“We’re always going to do what’s best for the organization,” Kelly said at the time.

For the Eagles, that means moving on from Jackson.

Originally a second-round pick in 2008, Jackson finishes his Eagles career with 356 catches for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns — with another seven touchdowns coming via punt returns and running plays.

Jackson had a number of highlight plays, but his most memorable moment with the Eagles was his punt return against the New York Giants as time expired to cap a miracle comeback.

Although Jackson was one of the most dynamic receivers in the league during his time with the Eagles, he also brought a fair amount of controversy.

Jackson twice made his desire for a new contract public, once in 2011 and the other at the end of this past season. The Eagles were willing to work with him three years ago, but with Jackson set to turn 28 next season, they were unlikely to offer more big-time money to the wideout, whose game is based on speed.

Instead, they decided to move on from Jackson.

Gang don’t pay off kids! Do you think DeSean should have gotten fired from the team for his gang bangin’ connection?

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