Cris Carter hoping DeSean Jackson is Eagles' 2nd biggest WR mistake

Cris Carter got cut by the Eagles and went on to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (USATSI)
Cris Carter got cut by the Eagles and went on to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (USATSI)

More NFL offseason: Mock Drafts | Prospect Rankings | Pro days | Top free agents

If DeSean Jackson goes on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Washington Redskins, it won't be the first time the Eagles have released a receiver who did that. The same thing happened to Cris Carter and just in case the Eagles had forgotten about it, he reminded them on Wednesday.

In Philadelphia's defense though, Carter pretty much punched his own ticket out of town. A serious addiction to drugs and alcohol is what led Eagles coach Buddy Ryan to dump Carter. Ryan was the only coach Carter mentioned during his Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Carter even said in 2013, he wished he had stayed in Philadelphia. 

"If I [could] go back in time, I'd probably go right before Buddy Ryan cut me, to change it. I would do exactly what I did with the Vikings (get clean)," Carter wrote for TwinCities.com. "I never would have come to the Vikings."

As for the Eagles, they're probably hoping that Jackson doesn't have the career Carter did after leaving Philadelphia -- especially since the new Redskins wide receiver will be seeing the Eagles twice a year

After being cut by the Eagles in 1989, Carter was picked up on waivers by the Vikings and played 13 more seasons before retiring in 2002. 

CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
CBS Sports Store
NFL Nike Gear
Our Latest Stories