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DeSean Jackson touches down in Philly: 'Unreal, it's a blessing'

DeSean Jackson touches down in Philly: 'Unreal, it's a blessing'

Did you feel a jolt of electricity pulse through the Delaware Valley about an hour ago? That's because DeSean Jackson, one of the most exciting offensive weapons to ever put on an Eagles uniform, is officially back in town.

Jackson has returned for another stint in Eagles' green after he was traded by the Tampa Bay Bucs back to the Birds on Monday.

Now that Jackson has landed back on Philadelphia soil and had a day to process the reunion, he's as pumped as ever.

NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark caught up with DeSean shortly after he touched down at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday evening.

"It feels great. Unreal," Jackson said of being back with the Eagles. "It's a blessing."

Jackson said "we'll see" about getting No. 10 back, the number currently owned by receiver Mack Hollins.

Jackson clearly isn't the only person excited about his return to the City of Brotherly Love. Carson Wentz is going to benefit from having the speedy wide receiver around more than anybody. And then there are all of the Philly fans who can dust off their old No. 10 Jackson jerseys (if Mack Hollins gives up the number).

It's been an exciting few days for Birds fans thanks to a busy Howie Roseman.

For even more analysis of DeSean's retun to Philly, give Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro's Eagle Eye podcast a listen, where they dig into DJacc's historically great productivity and much more.

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DeSean Jackson rings Sixers' ceremonial pregame Liberty Bell, soaks in love from fans

DeSean Jackson rings Sixers' ceremonial pregame Liberty Bell, soaks in love from fans

If you want to soak in some adulation from the good, sports-loving people of Philadelphia, there is one thing you need to do — ring the Sixers' ceremonial Liberty Bell before a game. 

Wearing a backwards Sixers cap, DeSean Jackson did exactly that prior to the Sixers' matchup Friday night vs. the Kings. 

Jackson, acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is seeking a storybook ending to his career by returning to the place where it all started for him (see story).

Thursday's introductory press conference was a nice, formal way to introduce the new version of Jackson back to Philadelphia fans. But ringing the bell makes the whole thing real. It's not a dream — DeSean Jackson is back in Philly.

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Mack Hollins has perfect response to giving DeSean Jackson No. 10

Mack Hollins has perfect response to giving DeSean Jackson No. 10

DeSean Jackson shared the news at his re-introductory press conference on Thursday that he worked out a deal to get his old No. 10 jersey back from fellow wideout Mack Hollins.

DeSean didn't share the specifics on what went into the deal, but did say "we worked it out."

It's the right move to let the vet get his old number back.

Hollins has been wearing No. 10 for the past few seasons including the magical Super Bowl season in 2017. But DeSean put together some of the most memorable plays in Eagles history while wearing No. 10 in his first stint with the team.

Eagles fans everywhere who had old No. 10 Jackson jerseys sitting in the back of their closet are likely stoked they can break them out again. And Hollins added some humor to the news, joking about how much money he saved fans from having to purchase new Jackson jerseys this time around.

That, of course, is a photo of Hollins from the Super Bowl parade that he helped bring to Philly. Only this time the Geico gecko makes an appearance. The raw Photoshop likely took only 15 minutes.

Hopefully we find out some more details on what Hollins received from DeSean but at least we know Mack's being a good sport about the change.

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