Redskins and former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he has moved on and doesn’t miss the organization that he played for during his first six NFL seasons.
Philadelphia released Jackson in March after he set career highs in catches and receiving yards and days later he signed a three-year contract worth $24 million with the Redskins.
Jackson was asked about his relationship with the Eagles ahead of Saturday’s game between the two NFC East rivals.
"Nope. I don't miss the team. I don't miss the organization," Jackson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "There's no point in living in the past. This is my team. This is where I am for better or worse. Do you live in the past? It's no way to live."
Jackson says he never got an explanation as to why he was let go.
“Didn't you hear? I'm a gangster," Jackson said. "I'm in a gang. That's why I'm gone."
Jackson was referring to a story in NJ.com that reported that the Eagles were concerned about Jackson’s off-the-field activities and alleged ties to street gangs. The Eagles released him within hours of that story being published online.
Jackson has 50 catches for 957 yards and five touchdowns this season for Washington (3-11). His 19.1 yards per reception leads the NFL.
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