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DeSean Jackson only harming his market value

Eagles WR only hurting himself in contract year Brad Biggs

Print This December 02, 2011, 08:30 AM EST

In a contract year, DeSean Jackson seemingly is doing everything imaginable to damage his market value.

Thursday night’s blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks was no exception for the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver. NFL Network cameras caught Jackson isolating himself on the sidelines. At one point, it appeared quarterback Vince Young was attempting to talk to him. Jackson just stared ahead.

Most damning, though, was a deep route when Young was looking for Jackson and the receiver never turned to look for the ball. Mike Mayock, the analyst for NFL Network, caught the play and discussed it.

Everyone knows Jackson is unhappy with his contract extension, but he’s acting like a player motivated by money only. That’s a major turn-off for teams in free agency, teams seeking players with high football character. Jackson said earlier this week his hope is to remain with the Eagles. His actions scream differently. He hung out with defensive linemen while other receivers warmed up before the game, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

I'm not answering none of that type of question," Jackson said, according to McLane. "If you're going to ask something about the game, do that. . . . Next question.”

During timeouts, Jackson would ham it up with Seahawks players more than his teammates.

"If that's what they saw, that's what they saw," Jackson said. "I don't have to sit here and answer them questions. My teammates know what it is."

Jackson had four receptions for 34 yards. That might have said the most about the game for him.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune


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Dec 02, 2011
09:38 AM

Prior to this year, Jackson probably deserved a nice extension from Philly but he went about it all wrong. Threatening a hold out and then acting this immature throughout the season. At one time I supported him getting the big bucks, but now I support him getting the big heeve-ho. One of his teammates needs to blast him back into reality during practice. It's one thing to have a legitimate gripe with management, it is another to affect your teammates.

Dec 02, 2011
09:50 AM

I was very impressed with Jackson this off-season when he met with the kid who was bullied. I'd previously thought he was just a punk but that made me a fan - he seemed like a good dude. But his shenanigans this season has revealed his true colors. The guy just doesn't get it. I hope he learns humility when he hits the market.

Dec 02, 2011
10:29 AM

Jackson you are not helping yourself at all...not going to get paid acting this way...just go play your ass off and keep your head up.

Dec 02, 2011
12:57 PM

As much as I'd love to say and wish that DJax will get little to no interest in free agency, goof balls like Albert Haynesworth show that there's always idiots out there willing to pick up other people's trash.

Dec 02, 2011
01:11 PM

Does he still have Rosenhaus for an agent? Doesn't he advise his guys in any beneficial way or is this way to get his guy out on the market? He clearly is reducing the number of teams who will bid on him but it only takes one, I guess.

Dec 02, 2011
04:50 PM did he even make it this far? By throwing a hissyfit everytime didn't go his way? When the Eagles release him its gonna be a hard reality. Reminisent of Chad Johnson? Hear this Desean, yes you have talent but it doesn't last long and you have wasted one year. You have also hurt your reputation. You will end up playing for a team that doesn't have enough talent to go anywhere and you will be remembered in the same vein as Ocho Cynco.....grow up before its too late

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