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Statement from DeSean Jackson on his release:
First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly. I would also like to thank coach Andy Reid for bringing me in. Secondly, I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang. 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 . I look forward to working hard for my new team. God Bless.
EAGLES AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORMER JETS QB MARK SANCHEZ
Former New York Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez has agreed to terms on a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
This comes less than a week after former Eagles starting quarterback Michael Vick left for the Jets.
Sanchez was a 2009 first-round pick of the Jets. He led the team to back-to-back AFC Championship game appearances. After being rewarded with a huge lucrative new contract, Sanchez begin to struggle on the field.
In 2012 new GM John Idzik took Geno Smith in the second round last year. Sanchez suffered a torn labrum in the preseason and never took a snap with the Jets last season. Smith became the starter and that left Sanchez expendable. He was released by the Jets last Friday.
Sanchez does bring some experience to the backup role, having started 62 games over the course of his first four NFL seasons.
Following his release, Sanchez was pursued by the Rams and the Eagles, but the chance to work with Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly, a quarterback and offensive wizard, was significant in his decision to sign with the Eagles.
The development of Smith and Foles’ ability to duplicate his surprising success from a year ago will go a long way to dictating how much Sanchez and Vick play in 2014. (Photo: NFL.com Illustrations)
I would like to thank the Eagles and the entire city of Philadelphia. I was honored to be their quarterback and took the privilege to heart every day. I especially want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and Andy Reid, who gave me the opportunity. I want to thank my teammates, who were not just coworkers, but friends. I also want to thank the millions of fans who cheered and supported our team.
For some reason, the New Orleans Saints wanted to trade Darren Sproles. So the Philadelphia Eagles gladly took him off their hands.