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DeSean Jackson could be Eagles' punt returner

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12:28 PM ET 03.21 | Under the direction of new head coach Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson may line up as a punt returner, a role that he excelled in early in his career. Kelly told Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday that taking advantage of Jackson's skill-set on special teams might be necessary for the team. "I think there's certain times you want to see DeSean," Kelly said. "I think if there's certain skill-sets and they can help you win a game, like DeSean did, I think you need to see him back there. But it also depends on who your other returner is. Your other returner may be really dynamic, and you don't need him." Jackson, 26, served as the primary punt returner for the Eagles in the first few years of his career and was among the best in the NFL. In 2009, Jackson boasted the NFL's best punt return average of 15.2 per return with an NFL-best two touchdowns.

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March 21, 2013  01:19 PM ET

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March 21, 2013  01:20 PM ET

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March 21, 2013  02:17 PM ET

Well at least he's got a shot at making the Team!!!

 
March 21, 2013  10:03 PM ET

He'll get lit up back there....be fun to watch.

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