DeSean Jackson Ends Holdout, Reports To Eagles Training Camp

DeSean Jackson ended his holdout by reporting to Eagles training camp on Monday. Jackson was seeking a new contract extension. For more on the Eagles, head over to Bleeding Green Nation.

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DeSean Jackson Ends Holdout, Reports To Philadelphia Eagles Camp

DeSean Jackson ended his holdout on Monday morning, officially reporting to training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles. Unhappy with his current contract situation, Jackson stayed away from camp, only showing up with the threat of losing a year of service time towards free agency. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, camp holdouts are subject to a fine of $30,000 per day and can lose service time if a holdout lasts past a predetermined date.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was understandably happy to have Jackson back in the mix, and praised the dynamic wide receiver on Monday.

"I can tell you he's excited to be back," Vick said, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. "He's ready to come back and play football this season, ready to come back and handle his business, be the consummate teammate. He's going to come in and let his play speak for itself, come in with a different attitude."

The Eagles are reportedly open to negotiating a long-term contract with Jackson, though no talks have taken place as of yet. Jackson did not practice on Monday morning after missing the first 12 days of camp.

For all breaking Eagles free agency and training camp updates, be sure to follow Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philadelphia.


DeSean Jackson's Holdout Reportedly Ending; New Deal In Sight?

The Philadelphia Eagles are without a pair of their top receivers in training camp in WR Jeremy Maclin, who is suffering from an undisclosed illness, and WR DeSean Jackson, who is unhappy with his contract. He's due $600,000 in 2011 and is making the case that he deserves a long-term contract extension.

The Eagles team policy says a player has to be in camp to be eligible for a new contract. It's their way of dealing with holdouts like Jackson.

According to the latest reports, he's expected to end his holdout from Eagles training camp on Monday. ESPN's Dan Graziano lays out the timeline of Jackson's arrival at camp and how a new deal could get done.

If he shows up Monday, he could take a physical, meet with coaches and watch from the sidelines while the team and his agent spend Monday and Tuesday negotiating a new deal. That way, the Eagles haven't violated their policy about not negotiating with holdouts and Jackson hasn't put himself at risk of injury.

The Eagles have Tuesday off so that's two days for contract talks but it's still a big if.

Either way, the two sides need to come to an agreement. Jackson is indeed underpaid but, at the same time, he's also under contract right now and needs to honor that while he finds his new deal.

As Bleeding Green Nation points out, Jackson will arrive in camp with agent Drew Rosenhaus.


DeSean Jackson Will Report To Eagles Camp Monday, According To Report

DeSean Jackson will end his holdout from the Philadelphia Eagles as the wide receiver is apparently set to report to the team for the first time since the NFL lockout ended.

This isn't the first time a report has surfaced that Jackson's holdout would be ending, but according to Eagles reporter Howard Eskin, the receiver will actually be back with Philadelphia on Monday.

Eskin tweeted on Saturday that he was told that Jackson will be in camp on Monday morning while also using the words "absolutely" and "positively" in his Tweets so that his followers would definitely believe him.

Eskin reports that the reason Jackson will be coming back isn't because his contract will be re-negotiated, though, so there's a good chance that one of Michael Vicks' favorite weapons won't be all that happy upon his return to the football field. 

"DeSean Jackson does not have a new deal," Eskin wrote, "But Tuesday is the deadline to report or lose a year of service credit for free agency."

Considering Jackson was reportedly being fined $30,000 for each day he held out, it's probably a good thing he sucks it up and goes to camp -- especially so he doesn't lose a year of service.


DeSean Jackson Expected Back At Camp With Phildaelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson is expected to end his holdout with the Philadelphia Eagles sometime this week, according to a report by ESPN. Jackson has been sitting in protest of the terms of his four-year rookie contract, which is set to earn him $565,000 in base salary this season. The Eagles have refused to enter into negotiations with Jackson until he reports to training camp. 

Earlier reports were conflicted, with some saying that Jackson could return to practice Monday or Tuesday and others suggesting that the speedster was ready to sit out for an extended period of time. This latest report does not indicate a set return date. Jackson will face a $30,000 fine for each day after Thursday that he does not report. 

With a flurry of big signings in a compacted free agency period, the Eagles could see plenty of extra preseason Super Bowl hype, especially if they are able to keep Jackson happy.   

For all breaking Eagles free agency and training camp updates, be sure to follow Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philadelphia.


DaSean Jackson Holdout Status Unconfirmed Via Conflicting Reports

Conflicting reports on DeSean Jackson's holdout from Philadelphia Eagles camp have surfaced, making it tough to know exactly what's going on. is Philadelphia is reporting that Jackson plans to end his holdout, according to a source.

According to them, the Eagles receiver is planning to report to training camp either Monday or Tuesday and he will do so without a contract.

However, Pro Football Talk is reporting the opposite, that Jackson will continue to hold out and does not plan to attend camp until a contract is sorted out.

Jackson faces fines in the amount of $30,000 per day for holding out while under contract. And with the major contracts that the Eagles and other teams have handed out in recent days, you can expect Jackson to keep holding out.

Who's right? I guess we'll know soon.

For more on the 2011 NFL offseason, check our free agency StoryStream. For more on the Eagles, visit SB Nation Philadelphia and Bleeding Green Nation.


DeSean Jackson Will Hold Out From Eagles Training Camp, Reportedly

DeSean Jackson is one of the NFL's most electrifying players, and also has one of the greatest production-to-compensation gulfs in the league. And Jackson will hold out from the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp in an effort to rectify that, according to Philly Sports Daily.

Jackson made 47 catches for 1,056 yards in 2010, averaging a staggering 22.5 yards per reception. And he gave the Eagles six touchdown receptions, three rushing scores, a game-winning punt return touchdown, and a deep threat for Michael Vick that helped the Eagles score 30 or more points on six occasions last season.

But Jackson, entering his fourth season out of California, is scheduled to make just $565,000 in 2011, a number that isn't nearly commensurate with his two Pro Bowl selections. And thus, here comes the holdout.

For more on the 2011 NFL offseason, check our free agency StoryStream. For more on the Eagles, visit SB Nation Philadelphia and Bleeding Green Nation.


Is DeSean Jackson Considering A Holdout From Eagles Training Camp?

The end of the NFL Lockout and the return of football also brings back everybody's favorite part of the business: training camp holdouts. While teams are signing undrafted free agents at a frenzied pace, NFL veterans and rookies are reporting to team facilities for voluntary workouts. At Eagles camp, Michael Vick arrived and was asked whether star wide receiver DeSean Jackson would be arriving for the start of training camp on Wednesday. Vick's response would suggest Jackson is considering a holdout:

"Hopefully, he'll be here tomorrow," Vick said as he was surrounded by a throng of reporters. "DeSean just has some things to think about and some decisions to make that only himself can make."

"I'm just being realistic about the situation," Vick said. "It's all in what DeSean wants. We're moving forward and hopefully he'll be here. I think he will."

Jackson is in the final year of his rookie contract, which will pay him $565,000. There were previous issues with regards to the old 30% rule, but the new CBA gives the Eagles some room to work on an extension for Jackson.

Considering Jackson has earned two Pro Bowl nods and been honored for his play as both a receiver and a return man, it is not surprising he wants a deal before he hits free agency. In three seasons Jackson has compiled 171 receptions for 3,124 yards, averaging a filthy 18.3 yards per reception. He has scored 24 touchdowns, including 17 receiving, four returning and three rushing. After his play-making days at Cal, the receiver many thought was too small to survive the NFL has become a star.

As Bleeding Green Nation pointed out, the lockout has been over for less than 24 hours so they are hoping cooler heads will prevail and Jackson will get into camp. In the meantime, check here for more updates and Bleeding Green Nation for further details on this developing story.

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