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Possible Landing Spots for DeSean Jackson After Release from Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles have released receiver DeSean Jackson, and the biggest move of the offseason could be where he lands next. 

Jackson, coming off of a career year thanks to head coach Chip Kelly's offense, wasn't released just because he had a big cap number or even because Kelly may believe he can win with lesser talent out on the perimeter–though both are likely part of the equation. No, it seems the reasons for Jackson's release were a little more complicated, via NJ.com:

A bad attitude, an inconsistent work ethic, missed meetings and a lack of chemistry with head coach Chip Kelly are the reasons, sources told NJ.com. And when the Eagles looked more deeply into why Jackson was missing meetings, they found that his friends were becoming a more powerful -- and negative -- influence in his life.

Now the Eagles have even more serious concerns -- Jackson's continued association with reputed Los Angeles street gang members who have been connected to two homicides since 2010.

Because of that, it's unlikely Jackson is going to have a wide variety of suitors, as the team would need to be positive that it could bring the troubled receiver in and give him an environment that keeps his behavior in check. 

The teams on this list are those with either the severe need at receiver worth taking that risk (plus the money to sign) or front offices and locker rooms capable of corralling Jackson. This eliminates teams like the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys in my mind. 

Yet because of Jackson's talent, it is also unlikely that he'll spend a ton of time on the market, as teams will move quickly once everyone on the coaching staff and the front office is in agreement. 

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