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DeSean Jackson ends holdout, joins Eagles camp

Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:45 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Over the course of the last week, DeSean Jackson has reportedly ended his holdout not just once, but twice. We're happy to inform you that "DeSean Watch" is now officially over, as the wide receiver has reported to the Eagles camp.

Jackson was, per our Eagles Rapid Reporter Kevin Noonan, around on Monday morning, undergoing his physical. However, he wasn't actually seen by reporters until he pulled up to camp shortly after lunch on Monday afternoon.

"Wasssup," Jackson said, per Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Jackson also informed reporters that he'd be practicing on Monday afternoon but was otherwise quiet.

There shouldn't be anything shocking about Jackson eventually showing up to camp, even though he's been pretty adamant about wanting a new contract and even though everyone (including QB Michael Vick) seems to have known he'd holdout a little bit.

Jackson stood nothing to gain by holding out until he actually got a new deal; he stood to lose a pile of money and a year of service. And the Eagles aren't exactly timid about holding their ground with players who holdout. Additionally, is Jackson really going to miss out on the chance to take part in the team of his -- and everyone's! -- dreams?

Doubtful. And it doesn't sound like he'll be too far behind because of the time he missed either.

"DeSean's in phenomenal shape, he's been hitting the weights and he'll have a phenomenal season," Vick said, per the Eagles official Twitter account. "He's ready to go."

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Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:55 pm

DeSean Jackson ends holdout, joins Eagles camp

Damn it guys.  I know you don't take too kindly to anyone that holds out, but this is Djax.  He is a playmaking WR like no other the Eagles have had in the past couple decades.

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:54 pm

DeSean Jackson ends holdout, joins Eagles camp

Not sure they are going to re-sign him right now. The new CBA rules really give the advantage to the owners in this situation because the team can start fining the player for time they miss. That hurts a player like Jackson that is still working under his rookie deal. He's not making a whole lot, but he needs all that money and can't afford to be paying fines to the team. Eventually, the player has to get back to practice and the team has no real incentive to start paying him top dollar now. I just think that is going to be the new reality in the NFL.

Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 1:38 pm

DeSean Jackson ends holdout, joins Eagles camp

Ok Eagles, Time to get this kid signed, He is in camp you stood your ground as you guys always do. And I think its awesome you guys dont give into players, but its time to sign this guy! Not make him made and make him play the throw the franchise tag at him! He is a game changer and needs to stay Green!

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: August 8, 2011 1:10 pm

DeSean Jackson ends holdout, joins Eagles camp

Good boy, did the right thing.

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