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Redskins' Jackson still a topic of discussion around the Eagles

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Redskins' Jackson still a topic of discussion around the Eagles

Almost three months after the Eagles released him it appears that DeSean Jackson is still living rent free inside the collective heads of his old team.

The topic of the talent wide receiver, who signed with the Redskins within days after the Eagles let him go, came up recently when running back LeSean McCoy said that coach Chip Kelly was sending a message to the rest of the team when he cut Jackson.

“They’ll cut one of your best guys if (he’s) not buying in,” McCoy told the NFL Network.

Kelly has said repeatedly that the decision to release was a football decision. He believes that the team is better off without Jackson, nothing more and nothing less.

“I don’t send messages to other players by how I deal with other players,” Kelly said to the Eagles media on Thursday. “And how LeSean McCoy interprets things, . . . LeSean has a beautiful mind. Sometimes trying to analyze that mind I don’t wrap myself around that too much. Or bother myself too much with that. However LeSean interprets things is how LeSean interprets things.”

This all seems kind of silly. Jackson is gone and even though he had his best season with 82 receptions for 1,332 yards it’s not unreasonable to believe that Kelly decided that his $10.25 million base salary wasn’t worth it. Although it’s difficult to sort out what stories about Jackson’s off-field conduct are true and which ones aren’t, it’s safe to say that he was a high maintenance employee.

But as long as you have to figure out how to make your offense productive without Jackson and you have to eat the $6.25 million in dead cap anyway, why not send a message at the same time? Even if that wasn’t the intent of the move in the first place, if some players interpret it that way, why not let them think that?

In Washington we say that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. We won’t know for a while who won and lost in this matter but for the moment it looks like the Eagles are doing a whole lot of explaining.

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

Redskins fans desperately want Zach Brown back on the roster for the 2018 season, and a Wednesday morning tweet made many Washington fans freak out when the linebacker posted, "I guess the respect level is still low..."

Don't freak out Redskin fans.

The tweet has nothing to do with contract negotiations between Brown and the Redskins, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Instead, this is about a recent addition to the Pro Bowl. 

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Tuesday night, the NFL announced Falcons linebacker Deion Jones would replace injured Panthers LB Luke Kuechly in the Pro Bowl. 

Brown made the Pro Bowl in 2016 playing with the Bills, and during Pro Bowl voting earlier this season his Twitter feed had many messages supporting a second straight trip. 

Jones had a strong season for a good Falcons defense, but he finished with just 11 more tackles than Brown despite playing in three more games.

In fact, Brown was the leading tackler in the NFL before missing the final three games of the season with a litany of injuries. Remarkably, Brown kept the NFL tackle lead after he missed Week 15, though the rest of the leauge caught up to him by Week 16. Playing in only 13 games, Brown still finished ninth in the NFL in tackles, and also added 2.5 sacks. 

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

Josh Norman traveled to Scotland as part of an NFL promotional trip, and in turn, Josh Norman wore a kilt. 

It's awesome. 

Norman, along with Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders, decided to give the traditional Scottish formal attire a try, and the results were spectacular.

Norman even broke out in a tradional Scottish jig, sending the folks in the Glasgow audience into a frenzy.

Norman likes to have fun, and though the 2017 season didn't provide him many opportunities to do so, he's taking advantage while overseas. After Glasgow, Norman and the NFL crew went to Manchester, England, where he caught up with old friend and Manchester United star Paul Pogba for a jersey exchange.

Remember, Pogba hung out with the Redskins when the team played in London in 2016, and joined the Redskins Extra crew after the game. 

Plenty more cool pictures and videos from Norman's trip available via @NFLUK.

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