DeSean Jackson shares Instagram note amid release by Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are making some major changes to their roster this offseason, and DeSean Jackson is the latest veteran player who is no longer with the team.
Jackson shared some messages on his Instagram story on Friday that indicated the Eagles informed him he would be released. He wrote that he is “looking forward to my next chapter” and also showed some love to the city of Philadelphia.
From #Eagles WR DeSean Jackson on Instagram. No sources required here, as he’s announced he’ll be released. Was due $9 million in non-guaranteed salary this upcoming season. As he says here, he still wants to play at the age of 34. pic.twitter.com/tpubvYnjT1
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 19, 2021
The Eagles later made it official by cutting him.
Jackson was entering the final year of his contract, so the move creates nearly $6 million in salary cap space. That is much-needed money after the dead cap money Carson Wentz is taking up.
Jackson, 34, was in his second stint with the Eagles. He battled injuries over the past two years and appeared in just eight games combined between 2019 and 2020. He was also involved in a controversy last offseason that many thought would result in him being cut, but the Eagles decided to keep him on their roster.
Given his injury history and the off-field concerns, Jackson may not find much of a market for his services.