DeSean Jackson won't get a new deal holding out
DeSean Jackson is yet to show up for training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles as he protests his contract situation.
The longer he stays away, the longer it’s going to get a deal done.
Team owner Jeffrey Lurie said Friday that the club will not negotiate a deal with a player who is not present. So while Jackson makes his feelings known by not being with his teammates in camp, he also prevents the team from moving forward with potential contract talks. Of course, the Eagles’ hand could be forced here when you consider Jackson’s value to the offense and the illness that has sidelined fellow wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
“That's been our philosophy consistently, yes,” said Lurie, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer
Lurie declined to speak in any specifics in regards to Jackson’s situation. If the wide receiver doesn’t arrive by Tuesday, he could risk losing a credited season toward free agency.
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