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Eagles will shut DeSean out of new contract

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07:24 AM ET 01.10 | Earlier this week, DeSean Jackson said he was "deserving" when asked whether he wanted a new contract. Later that day, the Eagles wide receiver wrote on Instagram that he "didn't ask for a new contract" and that he "was tired of dumb info being twisted." Whether Jackson does or doesn't want his five-year, $47 million deal restructured, the Eagles are unlikely to rework his contract, a source close to the situation said. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Monday that he wouldn't discuss Jackson's contract situation, but he did compliment the receiver on his season. When Jackson signed his new contract in March 2012, $10 million of $15 million guaranteed came up front in a signing bonus. Jackson's base salaries for 2015 ($9.75 million) and 2016 (8.25 million) are not guaranteed.

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January 10, 2014  07:35 AM ET

If he is "tired of dumb info being twisted," then he should keep his mouth shut.

January 10, 2014  07:56 AM ET

You have to see his point. The media ask some stupid question than twist it into some BS headline and runs with it. The option is not to talk to the media and pay Choirboy $50,000.

January 10, 2014  07:56 AM ET

A Deal is a Deal!!!!

January 10, 2014  08:14 AM ET

Ignore him. Let him hold out and get fined.

January 10, 2014  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You have to see his point. The media ask some stupid question than twist it into some BS headline and runs with it. The option is not to talk to the media and pay Choirboy $50,000.

True. They have no story. Trying to make something out of nothing.

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January 10, 2014  09:16 AM ET

Typical but if he would have torn an ACL and not been able to play at the same level anymore, he'd be fighting for the guaranteed money, and would see it as fair since the team agreed to pay him...he will become a distraction, maybe he should look back through archive footage of T.O. to see how this pans out. Complete clown and deserving of a trade to the Oakland as a lesson.

January 10, 2014  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You have to see his point. The media ask some stupid question than twist it into some BS headline and runs with it. The option is not to talk to the media and pay Choirboy $50,000.

Except Jackson is trying to have it both ways. You don't say " I deserve a new contract" and then follow it up with " I never asked for a new contract." You kind of did through the media and a look back at that original interview also stated his ' Agent would handle that "

Here is what he said three days ago:
"I definitely feel it's something deserving"

"We'll see how that plays out."

"Hopefully, we can work things out smoothly and not have to worry about anything out of the ordinary."


He sure as #### implied it. Nothing was twisted by the media, Jackson is revising history.

January 10, 2014  09:34 AM ET

Dear Mr. Jackson:

Please shut your face.

Sincerely,

Everyone Else.

January 10, 2014  09:38 AM ET

Jackson had a good year ,but that his what he is being paid to do. He signed the contract and I'm sure no one forced him to sign. bottom line he and the rest of Eagles will be watching the rest of playoffs from their couch.

January 10, 2014  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Jackson had a good year ,but that his what he is being paid to do. He signed the contract and I'm sure no one forced him to sign. bottom line he and the rest of Eagles will be watching the rest of playoffs from their couch.

Ya pay a guy $10 million ya expect the kind of season he had in return.

January 10, 2014  09:46 AM ET

He is the 7th or 9th highest paid (can't remember which it is) WR in league at the moment so i see nothing left deserving.

January 10, 2014  09:58 AM ET

In the words of Mr. Deeds, "If you don't play well, can WE renegotiate and pay you less?"

January 10, 2014  10:06 AM ET

He'd be a perfect Lion, punk that he is.

January 10, 2014  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You have to see his point. The media ask some stupid question than twist it into some BS headline and runs with it. The option is not to talk to the media and pay Choirboy $50,000.

Much like the BS headlines posted on here that have nothing to do with the body of the story.

January 10, 2014  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

In the words of Mr. Deeds, "If you don't play well, can WE renegotiate and pay you less?"

Well put.

January 10, 2014  11:31 AM ET

DeSean is a idiot who will never be happy , if he under preforms it's someone else s fault, if he does well he wants more money than he agreed on. he's a lot like Revis, great players, but I wouldn't want either on my team.

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January 10, 2014  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Ya pay a guy $10 million ya expect the kind of season he had in return.

This is no place for rational intelligent thought. Why do you hang around here? Short of increasing the collective IQ, I see no rationale to your presence. Stop by the PopSci boards some time.

 
January 10, 2014  12:02 PM ET

It's football so no issue with anyone looking to get more guaranteed money. If he blows out his knee that's the end of his earning power. Teams can't have it both ways and not want to pay guaranteed money and not expect players to want to continually renegotiate to get more guaranteed.

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