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DeSean: I'll talk "closer to the regular season"

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- DeSean Jackson briefly broke his vow of silence to reveal when he would permanently break his no-talking stance this training camp.

DeSean: I'll talk "closer to the regular season"

DeSean Jackson finally broke his code of silence and talked to reporters for the first time this training camp. (David Maialetti / staff photographer)
DeSean Jackson finally broke his code of silence and talked to reporters for the first time this training camp. (David Maialetti / staff photographer)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- DeSean Jackson briefly broke his vow of silence to reveal when he would permanently break his no-talking stance this training camp.

"I'll talk with y'all closer to the regular season," Jackson said as he got into his black, four-door Porsche Monday following afternoon practice. "Nothing against you guys."

The Eagles star wide receiver hasn't answered questions from reporters since he arrived at camp less than two weeks ago. He has refused most requests with a simple shake of the head. Eagles coach Andy Reid said recently that Jackson wasn't talking because he was focused on football and didn't want to have to answer questions about his contract situation.

Asked if that was the case, Jackson responded, "That's what I got an agent for."

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Told by a reporter that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, never returns calls, Jackson laughed.

A message left with Rosenhaus, by the way, was not immediately returned.

Jackson is in the third-year of the four-year, $3.058 million contract he signed as a rookie. During the off-season he admitted several times that he was dissastified with his deal. For the most part, however, he has not made waves.

Jackson arrived early for camp because he and cornerback Asante Samuel had to complete the off-season conditioning test they missed when they skipped the last week of spring workouts. Jackson strained his lower back on the first day of full pads hitting. He sat out for six days but returned Friday and has looked his old speedy self since then.

"I'm working hard," Jackson said. "I'm just trying to win a Super Bowl -- nothing else."

 

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