How NFL’s Paradise Island came to be
When the Eagles signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson in late May to a one-year deal, he was coming off a season in which he caught a career-high 65 passes for 1,922 yards and eight touchdowns.
He was also named to the Pro Bowl.
But, with Jackson in Philadelphia, things started to unravel.
Jackson broke his foot in the preseason, but he had surgery two days later and had to miss the next two games with a knee injury.
He returned to practice last week, but was limited in his playing time because of the injury.
The Eagles had no plans to use him in the regular season, and Jackson said he had no intention of returning to the field during the season.
I’m disappointed in myself and disappointed in the team,” Jackson said Wednesday.
“But I’m trying to get back to where I was.
I just need to get healthy and be ready to go.”
So Jackson went on a road trip and took a break from his game to take a trip with his friends to Florida.
He then went to Las Vegas for a party that included dancing and a couple of concerts, but Jackson was not able to return to the team hotel that night because he had a knee contusion.
His teammates and coaches were not surprised.
“That was pretty shocking, I guess,” said linebacker Chris Long, who is Jackson’s teammate.
“We were just a little surprised.
I guess the plan was to have him in practice.
“I’m going to be able to get myself healthy and come back,” he said. “
“If not, I don’t know what the plan is. “
I’m going to be able to get myself healthy and come back,” he said.
Jackson said his goal was to get to the end zone as many times as possible. “
So, I’m just going to make sure I do everything right and just focus on what I need to do to make this year a better year.”
Jackson said his goal was to get to the end zone as many times as possible.
“Hopefully, I can get that [touchdown] or a touchdown, but that’s not what it is about,” he added.
The wideout has been one of the most productive wide receivers in NFL history with 1,837 receiving yards, including 596 receiving touchdowns.