Do the math on DeSean Jackson

Eagles realized releasing playmaking wideout was addition by subtraction

Originally Published: April 1, 2014
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

There is a thing called addition by subtraction.

That is what the Philadelphia Eagles did Friday. By flat out releasing DeSean Jackson, they added a greater probability that they will have a harmonious, drama-free locker room this season. They added the assurance that Jackson will not create a distraction. That he will not pout or sulk or hold out over a contract that was set to pay him $10.5 million in 2014 and make him the fifth-highest-paid receiver in the National Football League but ...

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