Reunited with Eagles, DeSean Jackson says 'no hard feelings' on being released by Chip Kelly 5 years ago

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Delaware News Journal

PHILADELPHIA — DeSean Jackson called reuniting with the Eagles “a blessing,” and a chance to finish his career with the team that he started with.

That’s why Jackson said he had “no hard feelings” about the way former Eagles coach Chip Kelly unceremoniously released him five years ago following Jackson’s career best season in 2013 in which he had 1,332 yards receiving.

The Eagles traded for Jackson on Monday, sending Tampa Bay a sixth-round draft pick while getting a seventh-round pick back in 2020. Jackson is 32 years old, but the wide receiver is still considered an elite deep threat after leading the NFL in yards per reception last season at 18.9.

“At the end of the day, I feel like this is a business,” Jackson said about getting released. “Things happen in this business. As a young kid, coming from Los Angeles, California, obviously if I can sit here and tell you I could write out this story for it to be this way, I probably wouldn’t have told you that.

“The best thing I could say is you move forward in…

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