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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson claims he has an extra chip on his shoulder

DeSean Jackson, Eagles

DeSean Jackson didn’t have the return he envisioned with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019, but he’s ready to prove himself in 2020. Following his dismal season, Jackson claims he has an extra chip on his shoulder heading into next season.

“Man, I’ll always have a chip on my shoulder, but, yeah, I definitely have an extra chip on my shoulder,” Jackson told Dave Spadaro of the team website. “One thing I can say is I’m always going to have my hard hat on, and I’m coming to work, and I’m going to work hard and I’m going to give my best effort. We’ve got a lot of light left, and I’m going to shine on it.”

Jackson began his career with the Eagles in 2008 as a second-round pick out of California. Then, after stints with the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jackson returned to Philadelphia prior to the 2019 season.

In his first game back with the Eagles, Jackson was able to record eight receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns. However, the veteran wideout would sustain a core injury in Week 2 versus the Atlanta Falcons. Despite making a return in Week 9, Jackson would reaggravate the injury and miss a total of 13 games in 2019.

Since 2016, Jackson has failed to produce a season where he notched over 1,000 yards receiving. Nevertheless, at 33 years old, Jackson is prepared to show that he can still be a difference-maker for the Eagles.

Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Eagles are expected to add a wide receiver or two to the offense. Regardless of what he’s still capable of doing, a good start for Jackson would be to remain healthy in 2020.