Friday, July 31, 2015

Eagles release Jamaal Jackson

The Eagles did a little more housecleaning and released center Jamaal Jackson today.

Eagles release Jamaal Jackson

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Jamaal Jackson was released by the Eagles on Wednesday. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)
Jamaal Jackson was released by the Eagles on Wednesday. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

The Eagles did a little more housecleaning and released center Jamaal Jackson today.

Jackson's release was widely expected. He was the longest-tenured player on the Eagles roster, having been signed as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware State in 2003, and the last remnant from the 2005 Super Bowl roster.

Jackson said there was a "slight, slight chance" that he could return for a tenth season in Eagles green. "But that possibility was slim to none," he said.

He's now a free agent and will join a group of interior linemen looking for jobs. Jackson said he doesn't have any leads yet, but he said he was confident that there would be interest.

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"I would hope so," Jackson said. "For a lineman at the position I play -- center/guard -- 31 isn't ancient."

Jackson doesn't have much recent tape, though. He suffered back-to-back season-ending injuries -- a torn ACL and a torn triceps -- in 2009 and 2010. He battled back for next season but lost his spot to rookie Jason Kelce.

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