Monday, May 4, 2015

Some details on DeSean's holdout

DeSean Jackson's holdout

Some details on DeSean's holdout

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Wednesday morning, an Eagles source confirmed two previously-reported facts on the potential DeSean Jackson holdout.

1) In most seasons, if a player isn't in training camp by the schedule reporting time -- for the Eagles, that is 5 pm Wednesday at Lehigh -- he is considered a holdout. This year, not so much. Adam Caplan reported Tuesday on 97.5 The Fanatic that, because of the short notice following the lockout, players on teams with Wednesday reporting dates would not be considered holdouts until Thursday. A club sourcenow confirms this. So if Jackson does not show up by 5 pm, it will be symbolic but it won't be official.

2) The club, according to the source, continues to have no idea what Jackson is going to do.

As for the rest of it, here's a link to a column on the site.

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