Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin said his team's handling of DeSean Jackson reminded him of a similar situation involving a high-profile receiver of the past.
Maclin said the trade rumors circling Jackson were reminiscent of how the organization handled Terrell Owens, who was released midseason in 2005 after being suspended by conduct detrimental to the team. Owens was also a big reason to the success of Philadelphia's 2004 regular season that ended in a Super Bowl appearance against the Patriots.
“Whatever happens in the organization happens in the organization,” Maclin said, via CSN Philly. “This was a similar situation when the Eagles decided to part ways with T.O. That's just how the game goes sometimes. So I guess we'll see.”
Maclin toted the company line, though, and wouldn't commit one way or the other to whether Jackson should return or not.
“Anything is possible in this league,” Maclin said. “I think the organization is going to do what’s best for the organization. Everybody knows DeSean is a phenomenal talent, but at the end of the day, that's not a decision that players get to make or the city gets to make.
“That's a decision that the staff gets to make, and I think whatever they decide to do, and with any decision, that’s what you have to believe in, that's what you got to have faith in.”
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