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How the Eagles could part ways with DeSean Jackson

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is under fire for his social media posts featuring an anti-Semitic message by Adolf Hitler. There is now plenty of speculation regarding his future with the team.

The Eagles have since released a team statement condemning Jackson’s comments. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, their potential decision to take true action could depend on on whether or not the move will be costly:

Eagles decision on whether to keep DeSean Jackson could come down to whether post is a default under his contract. Jackson is guaranteed $4.8M this year in salary and already received a $2M option bonus. Eagles could try to figure out a way out of guaranteed salary first.

Despite referring to Jackson’s comments as appalling, the Eagles have yet to give any indication that they plan to part ways with him leading up to the 2020 NFL season. After all, there are clearly a number of factors for them to consider and they will be doing their due diligence before making a decision.

The issues stemming from racial injustice have been thrust to the forefront since the death of George Floyd. This has led to players using their platform now more than ever to stand in solidarity with the African-American community while the Washington Redskins have also been pushed to change their offensive team name.

Jackson’s post only served to create further division while undermining the efforts being made to fight systemic racism. Although he has since apologized for the posts, it remains to be seen if it factors into Philadelphia’s decision.