Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Not Decided About Reporting for Training Camp; Potential Holdout?
According to Michael Vick, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is considering not showing up for the start of training camp on Wednesday afternoon.
“We’re trying to figure out what’s going to happen,” Vick said Tuesday. “Hopefully, he’ll be here tomorrow. DeSean just has some things to think about and some decisions to make that only himself can make.
“I just don’t know [what he’ll do]. Just being realistic about the situation. It’s all in what DeSean wants. We’re rooting for him, and hopefully he’ll be here, and I think he will.”
Jackson, 24, is upset about a contract situation. He is scheduled to make $565,000 this season, which is the 28th ranked salary on the Eagles, not including draft picks.
By comparison, he is making less money than fourth string wide receiver Riley Cooper.
In three seasons in the NFL, Jackson has established himself as the biggest deep threat in the league. He has 172 catches for 3135 yards and 17 touchdowns, plus four punt return touchdowns and three on the ground.