With the team in virtual cap hell, the Philadelphia Eagles need to start shedding the contracts of some of their highest paid players. They began with trading Carson Wentz, and now the team is expected to release wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Jackson posted a message on his Instagram story today thanking Philadelphia and telling other teams he is still ready to play and compete in 2021.
Jackson's release will cost the Eagles $5.8 Million in dead money, but they will save $4.9 Million in cap space for the 2021 season. In the two years after his return, Jackson caught 23 passes for 395 yards and three touchdowns in just eight games. Injuries derailed any possibility of the Eagles offense blossoming to whatever their ceiling could potentially become.
In total, Jackson played 95 games in an Eagles uniform, registering 379 receptions (sixth in team history), 6,512 receiving yards (third in team history), and 35 receiving touchdowns (ninth in team history).