DeSean report date could be Aug. 9

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- We may now know when DeSean Jackson will report to Eagles training camp.

After the CBA was ratified today the date in which players under contract must report or lose an accured year toward free agency is Aug. 9, according to

Eagles DeSean Jackson celebrates is first quarter touchdown. ( Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer ). EAGL16, Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins at FedExfield on Monday, November 15,2010.

The NFL pushed for that date while the NFLPA wanted it to be 23 days after the start of the new league year which was Thursday.


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Jackson must report by Tuesday if he wants to be an unrestricted free agent next off-season. The Eagles wide receiver has three years of service and needs another to become a UFA. He has now missed seven practices because of a holdout in search of a new contract.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie reiterated today that his team does not renegotiate contracts with players that aren't in camp. The Eagles are believed to want to extend their Pro Bowl receiver.