DeSean Jackson makes his way to Philadelphia
DeSean Jackson has made his way to Philadelphia but when the wide receiver will join the Eagles for training camp practices remains uncertain.
The veteran who has been holding out for a new contract arrived late Sunday night at the airport, along with his agent Drew Rosenhaus, according to Ch. 10’s John Clark. Jackson has missed the first week-plus of camp as he makes it known he wants a new deal.
“I can tell you he's excited to be back," quarterback Michael Vick said, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. "He's ready to come back and play football this season, ready to come back and handle his business, be the consummate teammate. He's going to come in and let his play speak for itself, come in with a different attitude."
Vick, who right now has the franchise tag, is also seeking a long-term contract from the club. With the salary cap tight, speculation is the Eagles might need to extend Vick first in order to free up some space because he currently is counting $16 million vs. the cap. That would then give the team room to sign Jackson and leave ample wiggle room for the season to come.
“I'm not concerned about that. We haven't talked about it," Vick said. "We both are important to the team. Whoever goes first, it doesn't matter. I think our play ought to speak for itself.”
We’ll see how quickly the dominos – high-priced dominos – fall into place.
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