(PHILADELPHIA) — Despite a tumultuous season with the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver DeSean Jackson wants to return to the team next season. In fact, he even apologized for how he acted during the season after he never received the contract extension he wanted so badly.
“I can admit to certain things affecting me this season. I just want to apologize,” Jackson said. “I probably could have handled it a little bit differently, but now sitting here after the season’s over I can just say I was able to put it behind me and really just fight for my teammates, fight for my organization.”
Jackson let it be known he wanted a new contract before the season even started. The fourth-year wide receiver held out of training camp for a period of time before eventually reporting to camp, hoping a deal would eventually be struck. That never happened, and now Jackson is set to become a free agent. Jackson though, also added he would accept the franchise tag if it was tenured to him.
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