DeSean Jackson: Chip Kelly ruined Eagles, 'bad karma comes back to you'

DeSean Jackson was one of many current and former Eagles players who didn't shed tears when Chip Kelly was fired five days before the regular-season finale.

The Eagles released Jackson in March 2014, and the wide receiver later accused the team of a "smear campaign" against him.

So it's not surprising that Jackson would have some unfiltered thoughts on the Eagles' decision to send Kelly packing one game short of his third season.

"I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you," Jackson told's Robert Klemko. "When you ruin a team like that, you do things to peoples’ families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kids -- to have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma.

"I don’t have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster. But the guys that were on that roster created something special, from Jeremy Maclin to LeSean McCoy to Trent Cole to Todd Herremans and myself and Brandon Boykin; it goes on and on and on. When we were there we were a brotherhood. So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it’s a very sad thing."

For what it's worth, Eagles center Jason Kelce said earlier this week that some of his teammates were "a little pampered" when Kelly was there, though he appears to be in the minority.

Meanwhile, Jackson, who played in just nine games because of a hamstring injury, has been the beneficiary of the Kirk Cousins Franchise Quarterback Tour, hauling in 30 passes for 528 yards (17.6 yards per catch). And unlike the Eagles and Chip Kelly, Jackson's headed to the playoffs.

DeSean Jackson thinks Chip Kelly ruined the Eagles. (USATSI)
DeSean Jackson thinks Chip Kelly ruined the Eagles. (USATSI)
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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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