The Philadelphia Eagles on Friday released wide receiver DeSean Jackson, a move that comes just two years after the playmaker signed a five-year contract extension.
The Eagles’ decision to cut ties with one of the most electrifying players in club history comes after the team uncovered information on Jackson’s off-field connections and activities, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. In addition, they decided to release Jackson rather than trade him to another team that might be unaware.
Pyro’s take: DeSean must have really been doing some bad stuff under the radar last season because he was a huge contributor to an electric Eagles offense. DeSean will now be searching around the league for a new team but his fantasy value took a huge hit today. DeSean was coming off career highs in receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,332) and scored nine touchdowns last season but those numbers will be hard to duplicate in a new uniform.
DeSean will have a number of suitors but will be without a number of others due to their already spent cap space and his newly uncovered gang connections. While DeSean finished last season in the top 10 for Wide Receivers it is tough to find a match in which he can put up similar numbers next season unless he is willing to take a small, 1 season show me contract.
DeSean is just 27 years old and coming off a career year so he will still have fantasy value no matter the team he signs with, just how much depends on where this former Eagle lands.
With Jennings gone and RUNDNP still what our nickname says of him, the door is wide open for Latavius in 2014. Murray is no normal man, either. How many 6’3”, 230-pound monsters do you know that can run the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, put up 22 bench reps at 225-pounds and have a nose for the end zone?
In 1998, Pat was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He was only 5-11. At the time, many people doubted his ability to deliver as a starter on the opening-day roster, but Pat never stopped believing in his own potential. He worked hard to live up to it. He answered skepticism by first becoming the team’s starting safety. Then he went on to break the franchise record for tackles in 2000 with 224.
On April 26th, ten years after his death in Afghanistan, we’re running to celebrate Pat’s #neverstop attitude, to work hard, to defy skeptics, and to live up to our own potential in his honor.
The move Monday, saves the Jets $8.25 million, which Holmes was due to make as his base salary this season. He was scheduled to have a $10.75 million cap number, a lofty total for a one-time Super Bowl MVP who has struggled with injuries and inconsistency the last two seasons.
Pyro’s take: Santonio Holmes made $25 million off his #Jets contract, which equals $266,000 per reception.