Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DeSean: On Same Page with Vick, Even Apart

DeSean Jackson, preparing for his charity gala tonight at the Fairmount Park Water Works, said today that he spoke with quarterback Michael Vick last night, and that Jackson doesn't feel not getting together yet to throw with Vick is a big deal.

DeSean: On Same Page with Vick, Even Apart

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"He´s busy doing things he´s doing. I´m busy doing things I´m doing," said Jackson on Michael Vick. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)
"He's busy doing things he's doing. I'm busy doing things I'm doing," said Jackson on Michael Vick. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

DeSean Jackson, preparing for his charity gala tonight at the Fairmount Park Water Works, said today that he spoke with quarterback Michael Vick last night, and that Jackson doesn't feel not getting together yet to throw with Vick is a big deal.

"We're on the same page," Jackson said. "He's busy doing things he's doing. I'm busy doing things I'm doing. We both know how to work" separately. Jackson has been working out on his own in California, Vick mostly in the Virginia Beach area,

Jackson spoke before Brent Celek's remarks today to Pro Football Talk were publicized, in which Celek said Vick plans to throw to Eagles receivers and running backs next week.

Jackson confirmed that he spoke with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha at the Pro Bowl, lobbying Asomugha to come to the Eagles. "If we get him, we have a good chance of winning the Super Bowl," Jackson said.

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 But Jackson knows the Eagles are paying Asante Samuel $57 million over six years, and that Asomugha made about $14 million a year the last two seasons from the Raiders. Paying top dollar to two corners might not leave a lot for, oh, reworking the $565,000 final year of Jackson's rookie contract, and extending it. "Maybe he'll take a paycut to come here," Jackson offered.

On the subject of Jackson's deal, the wideout reiterated his faith in agent Drew Rosenhaus.

"I'm confident Drew will take care of what he needs to take care of," Jackson said. He said he does not have a specific top-drawer receiver contract in mind, though "I think I'm one of the most explosive players in the NFL."

Jackson's charity event aids pancreatic cancer research, the disease that took his father, Bill, two years ago.

"He was diagnosed in January and he died in May," Jackson said. "He was only 64."

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