Jackson: Games vs. Eagles will be “something special”

Jackson: Games vs. Eagles will be “something special”
April 22, 2014, 8:30 am
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When the NFL schedule is released at some point in the near future, you can be assured that DeSean Jackson will have a red Sharpie in his hand in order to circle two dates on the calendar.

Those dates, of course, will be the two games his new team, the Redskins, plays against his old team, the Eagles.

Appearing on the Arsenio Hall Show on Monday, Jackson emphasized that he will have multiple chances to go up against Philly and Chip Kelly, the head coach who ran him out of town.

"Oh yeah, twice," Jackson said via our friends at CSN Philly. "Two times, not once, twice.”

"I'm sure those two games, there's gonna be something special about those two games, for sure. I gotta definitely go up on that."

As Jackson described the phone call he got from Kelly to inform him of his release it was apparent that he still doesn’t quite understand why he was let go by the team that drafted him in 2008.

"It was almost unreal, honestly. My agent called me because I missed the call from head coach, and I'm sitting there like, what's the reason behind it, what's going on? Somebody tell me," Jackson said.

"Basically, [Kelly] told me 'I think it's best for the team and I think it's best for yourself [to part ways]. We're gonna let you negotiate with 31 other teams.' So I'm like 'Are you sure?' I asked him one more time, I asked him what's the reason, he said that's what it was. I'm like, let's get it started, let's get it going."

He and his agent got it going quickly. Less than five days after the phone call from Kelly he was in the building at Redskins Park signing a three-year, $24 million contract. 

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