DeSean Jackson backtracks from 'deserving' contract remarks

By Mike Singer | CBSSports.com

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DeSean Jackson was only answering questions honestly on Monday. (USATSI)

Mere hours after claiming that a new contract would be “something deserving,” DeSean Jackson is backtracking faster than a New Orleans cornerback.

See, Jackson just concluded the second year of a five-year, $48.5 million deal, but after posting career-highs in catches (82), yards (1,332) and TDs (9), the Eagles wideout felt he deserved a new contract … on Monday.

To be exact, Jackson said: "I definitely feel it's something deserving. We'll see how that plays out. Hopefully we can work things out smoothly and not have to worry about anything out of the ordinary."

But here we are on Tuesday, a day after Jackson's quotes could be rung through the media washer, and Jackson denies any reports that he asked for a new contract. In fact, all he was doing was answering a question. So to be clear, he probably still feels like he deserves a new contract, but he also probably realizes he shouldn't have vocalized it so publicly.

“To clarify any info that y'all people got twisted up,” Jackson said on Instagram, “I didn't ask for a new contract. … I'm blessed to be at the level where I feel my stats did the talking. … Injury free year and healthy and wish the season would've ended different with a ring. … But I'm hopeful that will happen soon. … Don't listen to mixed words I didn't say. … Tired of dumb info being twisted into what I didn't say.”

Jackson also added: “The question was brought up to me I didn't bring it up!! Know ya info before speaking str8 like dat.”

Regardless of how the question was asked, he should probably just sit on the more than $30 million he's got coming in the next three years and enjoy being spotlighted in Chip Kelly's offense.

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