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Eagles and Jackson Go Separate Ways

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2007, file photo, Nippon Ham Fighters starter Yu Darvish reacts on the mound after yielding a walk in the fifth inning of Game 5 at the Japan Series at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, central Japan, Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Jajpanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2007, file photo, Nippon Ham Fighters starter Yu Darvish reacts on the mound after yielding a walk in the fifth inning of Game 5 at the Japan Series at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, central Japan, Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Jajpanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2007, file photo, Nippon Ham Fighters starter Yu Darvish reacts on the mound after yielding a walk in the fifth inning of Game 5 at the Japan Series at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, central Japan, Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Jajpanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2007, file photo, Nippon Ham Fighters starter Yu Darvish reacts on the mound after yielding a walk in the fifth inning of Game 5 at the Japan Series at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, central Japan, Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Jajpanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

  • FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles'  DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File )

    FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File )

  • FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles'  DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File )

    FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File )

  • FILE - In thie March 14, 2006, file photo, Japan starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka works against Mexico during a World Baseball Classic game in Anaheim, Calif. Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Japanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Yu Darvish and Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

    FILE - In thie March 14, 2006, file photo, Japan starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka works against Mexico during a World Baseball Classic game in Anaheim, Calif. Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Japanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Yu Darvish and Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

  • FILE - In thie March 14, 2006, file photo, Japan starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka works against Mexico during a World Baseball Classic game in Anaheim, Calif. Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Japanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Yu Darvish and Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

    FILE - In thie March 14, 2006, file photo, Japan starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka works against Mexico during a World Baseball Classic game in Anaheim, Calif. Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Japanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Yu Darvish and Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) reaches for a pass from quarterback Michael Vick as New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) reaches for a pass from quarterback Michael Vick as New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) reaches for a pass from quarterback Michael Vick as New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) reaches for a pass from quarterback Michael Vick as New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, DKV Joventut's Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket as CSKA Moscow's Matjaz Smodis defends during a Euroleague Basketball Group E game in Moscow. Rubio, who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, debuted with Joventut at the age of 14. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, DKV Joventut's Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket as CSKA Moscow's Matjaz Smodis defends during a Euroleague Basketball Group E game in Moscow. Rubio, who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, debuted with Joventut at the age of 14. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, DKV Joventut's Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket as CSKA Moscow's Matjaz Smodis defends during a Euroleague Basketball Group E game in Moscow. Rubio, who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, debuted with Joventut at the age of 14. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, DKV Joventut's Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket as CSKA Moscow's Matjaz Smodis defends during a Euroleague Basketball Group E game in Moscow. Rubio, who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, debuted with Joventut at the age of 14. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2007, file photo, Nippon Ham Fighters starter Yu Darvish reacts on the mound after yielding a walk in the fifth inning of Game 5 at the Japan Series at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, central Japan, Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Jajpanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2007, file photo, Nippon Ham Fighters starter Yu Darvish reacts on the mound after yielding a walk in the fifth inning of Game 5 at the Japan Series at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, central Japan, Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Jajpanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Darvish and Daisuke Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
  • FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles'  DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File )
  • FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles'  DeSean Jackson speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File )
  • FILE - In thie March 14, 2006, file photo, Japan starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka works against Mexico during a World Baseball Classic game in Anaheim, Calif. Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Japanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Yu Darvish and Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
  • FILE - In thie March 14, 2006, file photo, Japan starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka works against Mexico during a World Baseball Classic game in Anaheim, Calif. Pro baseball teams can't negotiate with young Japanese players until they've finished high school at the age of 18. There is an amateur draft every fall. Heavily scouted teenage players often turn pro straight out of high school, a route that set Yu Darvish and Matsuzaka en route to the majors. Other talented players join corporate leagues or go to college to develop their games before signing with professional teams. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) reaches for a pass from quarterback Michael Vick as New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) reaches for a pass from quarterback Michael Vick as New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, DKV Joventut's Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket as CSKA Moscow's Matjaz Smodis defends during a Euroleague Basketball Group E game in Moscow. Rubio, who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, debuted with Joventut at the age of 14. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, DKV Joventut's Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket as CSKA Moscow's Matjaz Smodis defends during a Euroleague Basketball Group E game in Moscow. Rubio, who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, debuted with Joventut at the age of 14. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) avoiding a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia. The Eagles have released Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

Philadelphia — Unable to find a taker on the trade market, the Philadelphia Eagles Friday released dynamic wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Jackson was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. He had a $10.25 million contract for the 2014 season and was signed through 2016.

“After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson,” the Eagles said in a statement.

Jackson thanked the Eagles organization and fans in his own statement Friday, and also denied “unfounded reports” that he was released for off-field issues.

“I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang,” Jackson said in a statement.

“I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible. I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values.

“I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true.”

Jackson has 356 career receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. He’s a dangerous returner who went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 after taking two punts the distance. Jackson has four career scores on punt returns, including the memorable 65-yard game-ending return to cap a comeback win over the New York Giants in 2010.

The 27-year-old receiver is entering his seventh NFL season.

The Eagles had been put out feelers that Jackson was available. Coach Chip Kelly refused to commit on Jackson’s return at this week’s NFL owner’s meetings.

Speaking at the NFL meetings, Jets owner Woody Johnson expressed interest in Jackson, saying: “We’re looking at a number of players, including DeSean.”

Jackson upset the Eagles when he lobbied for a new contact shortly after they were eliminated in the playoffs. His departure leaves the Eagles with Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin as the starting wide receivers.

“We just made an extremely unpopular decision, but I couldn’t be more excited and happy with where this organization is going!! #FlyEaglesFly,” offensive lineman Jason Kelce tweeted.