DeSean Jackson’s OTA Absence Not Contract-Related?

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

DeSean Jackson, along with cornerback Asante Samuel, missed OTAs today, and according to sources close to the team, no one is expecting them to participate at all this week.

The news isn't all that surprising for Samuel given the fact that he skipped an entire week of voluntary workouts last season as well. He's cited as having "personal issues" to deal with, but who knows whether or not that's true.

Samuel has shown that he doesn't look at these workouts as vital to part of his offseason, so it's likely he fed the Eagles some nonsense excuse knowing there's not a whole lot they can do.

Jackson's absence, on the other hand, is a bit more peculiar. He has been a gym rat for his first two seasons and hasn't missed practices; but now, in the midst of contract uncertainty, he's missing not just a couple days, but an entire week's worth of practices.

So, of course, the first conclusion is it's his way of sending a message. He wants the Eagles to see that ...

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