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Eagles release wide receiver DeSean Jackson

Eagles release wide receiver DeSean Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson (10) of Team Sanders celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown in the first half during the Pro Bowl, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Eugene Tanner

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

The team cut Jackson on Friday. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.

Jackson had a $10.25 million contract for the 2014 season, a stiff price the Eagles were not willing to pay. He was signed through 2016.

He has 356 career receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. The 27-year-old Jackson is entering his seventh season.

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